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Charge Nurse, District Nursing

Dunstan Hospital, Clyde


Permanent full-time position (1.0 FTE)


We have a great opportunity for a registered nurse with leadership and district nursing experience interested in this key leadership position within our District Nurse team 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 District provides strong clinical leadership to our district nursing team, ensuring we provide a consistently high standard of clinical care to patients and their families/whanau, whilst acting as a positive role model across the organisation. 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 DN Service 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 district team.


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


The applicant must have:

  • A current practicing certificate.

  • Experience leading nursing staff.

  • Specialist wound care skills or experience.

  • A minimum of six years post registration experience.

  • Excellent communication skills – verbal and written.

  • Be dynamic, self-motivated, and enthusiastic.

  • Have great leadership and inter-personal skills.

  • Confident computer skills.

  • Experience in a rural environment would be helpful.

  • Someone who cares about rural healthcare and its challenges.

  • Current Drivers Licence.

  • Eligibility to work in New Zealand.


Please click here for the Job Description and please click here for the Application Form.


Applications will remain open until we find a suitable candidate.

You must have rights to work in New Zealand to be considered for this role. 


Please apply with an application form, covering letter and CV (including 2 referees) to:


HR Administrator


Dunstan Hospital

PO Box 30,

Clyde, Central Otago, 9341

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