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Charge Nurse, Ward 29 (VID: 6530)

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Location: Palmerston North Hospital
Position Type: Nursing
Appointment Type: Permanent/Fulltime
Close Date: 15/01/2023
​As applications are received they will be reviewed and shortlisting may take place earlier than the advertised closing date. 
We are looking to fill this position as soon as possible so may withdraw the advert if the perfect candidate is found before the expiry date. Don’t delay applying if you think you’re the right fit to join the MidCentral team!
MidCentral requires ALL its employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (including the first booster vaccination). We will not accept applications that do not meet this criteria.
MidCentral actively seeks Māori into our workforce to reflect the community we serve.

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 32 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:
  • Experience as a Charge Nurse or recent experience at Associate Charge Nurse level or equivalent senior nurse role
  • 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 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 Childrens 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. More information about the Childrens Act 2014 is available from the Ministry for Children (Oranga Tamariki) website.

Te Whatu Ora, Health New Zealand Te Pae Hauora o Ruahine o Tararua MidCentral (MidCentral) provides healthcare services to over 180,000 people across the Manawatū, Horowhenua and Tararua regions. With a large hospital campus at Palmerston North, it also provides key health care and support services to neighbouring communities.


For further information:
Human Resources
Private Bag 11036
Manawatu Mail Centre
Palmerston North 4442

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