Nurse Manager – Southern District Health Board – Otago

Perioperative & ICU Services, Dunedin based

    Permanent, full-time
    Contemporary nursing leadership opportunity

Here at the Southern DHB the highest possible level of patient care and service lie at the heart of our mission. Integral to this is a commitment to creating a high performing organisation with a focus on quality. Following a recent review, we’ve made changes to our Perioperative and ICU Services leadership structure, to lay the foundation for developing innovative and successful teams that will meet current and future needs.

As a result of this we now have an outstanding opportunity for someone to undertake this newly created leadership role as Nurse Manager – Perioperative & ICU Services. Working in a clinical management partnership with clinical and support staff, this pivotal role within the Surgical Directorate is responsible for the strategic planning and overall operational nursing management of ICU, PACU, Theatre Services and Theatres Services Patient Flow. Major accountabilities include: Clinical Leadership and Practice; Strategic Operational Planning; Workforce, Capacity and Financial Resource Management; and quality focused Performance Excellence.

You will demonstrate significant knowledge and sound experience within the health and disability sector; hold RN registration with the New Zealand Nursing Council and hold, or be working towards, a relevant Masters qualification.

Perioperative and/or ICU knowledge and experience would be an advantage, however an appropriate skillset could be transferred from working in a role at a similar level outside this cluster. Specifically, you’ll foster a culture of innovation and strategic thinking; you’ll know how to ‘get things done’; you’ll have proven experience in building effective teams and developing direct reports and very importantly – you’ll be able to demonstrate what we call ‘managerial courage’. Please see the position description for more details. Your ability to build constructive and effective relationships with staff throughout all levels of the organisation will be fundamental to your success in this role.

If you’re looking to take the next step in your career and feel you have what we’re looking for, please call to discuss this opportunity further.

Closing date: Thursday 23 July 2015.

To Apply:
We only accept online applications. Please apply via our website:

For further information please contact Di Moate, Recruitment Advisor – Surgical Directorate, phone 03 214 5749 or email

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