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Associate Charge Nurse Manager - Adult Inpatient Ward 35

Where you’ll be working: Henry Rongomau Bennett Centre, Waikato Hospital

The details: Permanent, Full time – 80 hours per fortnight

We have an exciting opportunity for a mental health nurse wishing to advance their career into a leadership role within Mental Health and Addictions Service.

About the role:

The ACNM will work in close collaboration with the charge nurse manager (CNM) to manage and provide leadership support. The successful candidate will provide continued clinical coordination and expertise to enable an effective practice environment. You will have delegated ongoing responsibilities from the CNM and provide direct care as required and clinical leadership for staff with coaching and supervision.

This is an excellent opportunity for someone who likes a challenge, has a desire to lead others and make significant changes within an ever changing environment.

This position will be Monday to Friday; including the requirement to work across both the morning and afternoon shifts.

Responsibilities of the role:

• Clinically coordinate, demonstrate and enable an effective practice environment

• Provide clinical leadership for staff and assist with coaching and supervision

• Participate in quality improvement activity

• Provide clinical leadership within the sphere of acute inpatient nursing practice

Required skills & experience:

• Ability to work under pressure

• ability to work within and lead a multi-disciplinary team

• Show effective communication with multiple stake holders and excellent documentation skills

• Have completed post graduate papers in mental health

• Achieved or working towards completion of PDRP at proficient moving towards expert level.


The Waikato District Health Board Health & Safety has a policy that includes ensuring that you comply with the Health Order announced 11 October 2021 and with the Waikato DHB’s Vaccine Preventable Diseases for Employees policy. The policy prescribes the required vaccinations including COVID19 for all employees of Waikato DHB. COVID-19 vaccinations are mandatory before you commence employment.

Why us:

The Waikato District Health Board (DHB) is one of the largest of 20 DHBs in New Zealand.

We plan, fund and provide health and disability support services to a population of more than 400,000. We run five hospitals across the district – a tertiary hospital in Hamilton, a secondary hospital in Thames, and three rural hospitals in Te Kuiti, Taumarunui, and Tokoroa.

Waikato Hospital in Hamilton is one of New Zealand’s largest tertiary, teaching hospitals with over 600 inpatient beds and 22 operating theatres. Clinical specialities include Women’s and Children Services, Cardiology / Cardiothoracic Surgery, Oncology and Haematology, Surgical services, and Mental Health and Addiction. Waikato Hospital is the Midland regional referral centre for multiple specialties including trauma surgery, oncology, and neurology.

We are a values based and inclusive organisation that is committed to deliver the best health outcomes for our total population. To do this we are working hard to develop a robust and capable workforce that reflects the population we serve. We strongly encourage applicants from all backgrounds with the necessary capability and who share our values to apply and would greatly value seeing more applicants from our Māori communities.

If you like to sit back and let the world pass you by, this is definitely not the job for you!

However if you believe you have the right skills, energy, enthusiasm and professional qualities to lead and develop a new and exciting role, then we would love to hear from you!

Your application:

Please apply directly online, applications are not able to be accepted via email. Please click here to view the position description.

For any queries about the role please contact Anthea Williams, Charge Nurse Manager on (07) 839 8899.

Application closing date: 18 April 2022


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