Charge Nurse, Vincent Ward

Dunstan Hospital, Clyde


Come and live the dream in Central Otago!

Permanent full-time position (1.0 FTE)


We have an exciting opportunity for a registered nurse with Charge Nurse or Associate Charge Nurse experience, interested in this key leadership position for our Vincent Ward at Dunstan Hospital. This is a fantastic opportunity to secure a role immersed in the rural environment and show you can make a difference and meet the unique challenges that rural healthcare provides.


The Charge Nurse provides leadership to our nursing team, ensuring that the team is able to provide a consistently high standard of clinical care to patients and their families/whanau. The successful applicant will work closely with the medical team and all members of the wider multidisciplinary team.


Specifically, the Charge Nurse is responsible for the management of the ward including clinical leadership & coordination, operational functions, quality and financial performance, human resource management, quality and risk management, clinical pathway development and other service delivery improvements within the ward.


The Charge Nurse role is full-time, Monday to Friday, 8am-4.30pm.


The applicant must have:

  • A current practicing certificate

  • Recent Charge Nurse or ACN experience

  • A minimum of six years post registration experience

  • Extensive acute nursing experience

  • Excellent communication skills – verbal and written

  • Be dynamic, self-motivated and enthusiastic

  • Have great leadership and inter-personal skills - an ability to bring calm to chaos

  • Confident computer skills

  • Experience in a rural environment would help but is not essential

  • Someone who cares about rural healthcare and its challenges

  • Eligibility to work in New Zealand


Applications will remain open until this position is filled.

Click here for an Application Form and Job Description


Please apply with an application form, cover letter and CV (including 2 referees) to the HR Administrator: Email: