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Charge Nurse, Ward 29 (VID: 4842)

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Location: Palmerston North Hospital
Position Type: Nursing
Appointment Type: Permanent/Fulltime
Close Date: 27/10/2019
To ensure the continued success of the ward we require a charge nurse with a high level of senior experience.
Ward 29 is a busy acute surgical ward with 27 beds providing care for a full range of surgical conditions, specialising in general, vascular and colorectal surgery.  The ward also provides care for patients who step down from Intensive Care, ensuring a high level of skilled care is provided.
The successful applicant for the Charge Nurse role will have a broad knowledge base with recent surgical nursing experience, and will be capable of providing leadership and management for the nursing team in the ward. Experience working within a multi-disciplinary team will be essential.   Ideally you will have Level 4 PDRP, or being well on the way towards achieving this.
Essential criteria will include:
  • Experiences as a Charge Nurse or recent experience at Associate Charge Nurse level
  • Recent experience in surgical nursing
  • Ability to lead/influence change and change processes
  • PDRP level 4, or evidence to support the same
  • Your CV must provide valid evidence of the essential criteria upon application.
MidCentral District Health Board is committed to ensuring that children and young people are safe from abuse and harm. As part of our commitment to children and young people, and in line with the Vulnerable Children Act 2014, appointment to positions that involve regular or overnight contact with children will include worker safety checks. These checks are in addition to the requirement to have a satisfactory police clearance. Further information will be provided to shortlisted candidates. To find out more information about the Vulnerable Children Act 2014 click here.

MidCentral District Health Board employs more than 2500 staff at Manawatu, Palmerston North, Tararua and Horowhenua and Otaki districts.
Palmerston North Hospital is a 350 bed secondary hospital, which services an urban population of 80,000 and a total population catchment of 168,000. In addition, the hospital is a teaching hospital, and is associated with both Auckland and Otago medical schools.
Palmerston North is a major university city and is at the hub of key routes to the central North Island ski fields, and river adventures. Wellington the capital city, is only a two hour journey by road, as are the wine growing regions of Hawke's Bay and Wairarapa.


For further information:
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Manawatu Mail Centre
Palmerston North 4442

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