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Charge Nurse Manager - Adult Inpatient Ward 36

Where you’ll be working: Henry Rongomau Bennett Centre

The details: Permanent – 80 hours per fortnight

Kōrero mō te tūranga – About the role

We are seeking an enthusiastic, passionate and skilled charge nurse manager (CNM) to lead our adult acute intensive care ward.

This ward supports some of our most vulnerable and unwell tangata whaiora, whom can often present with significant risk alongside complex presentations. We a looking for a strong and resilient leader whom will be able to both support both tāngata whai ora and their whānau during an acute admission, whilst also leading a team with a focus on delivering excellent care and creating positive outcomes for those whom come into your care.

The CNM will be responsible for leading a multidisciplinary team of nurses, occupational therapists, social workers, medical staff and mental health assistants.

Māori are significantly over represented across our service and you will need to have an understanding of inequity for Māori. Being able to work with Maaori across all levels including tāngata whai ora and whānau, Māori staff and the Kaitakawaenga team is essential to this role, so together we can achieve better outcomes for Māori.

Mō tō mātou rōpū – About our team

It’s the perfect time to join our team. We have a brand new facility in the planning stages; take part in the development, then get to work in a state of the art purpose built facility, where we aim to be delivering a service which is culturally led and clinically underpinned. Be part of leading this change, alongside a great team of managers, clinical leaders and Māori.

Moū – About you

A ‘you can do it’ attitude is vital in this fast paced and high activity environment. A ‘curiosity’ to enquire what will make a difference for an individual tāngata whai ora and their whānau, and a willingness to lead change to truly make a difference, are all essential skills you hold.

Your relationship management skills will be exceptional and you will have a proven track record of being able to bring people together to improve health outcomes and reduce Māori inequity. You will need to make tough decisions, whilst also leading with compassion in an environment that changes quickly.

E pā ana ki a tatou – About us

Mental Health and Addictions Services at Waikato DHB delivers a full range of specialty services across the district. We are committed to making a difference with tāngata whai ora and their whānau through working in partnership to create kotahitanga. We believe in delivering services with a strong recovery focus and a sensitivity to cultural aspects of mental health through applying the Treaty of Waitangi principles into practice

Nau mai haere mai - Come join the team!

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, cultural awareness and professional qualities to lead a team forward then we would like to hear from you!

Please click here to view the position description.


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.

Your application:

Please apply directly online, applications are not able to be accepted via email.

For more information please contact Kylie Balzer (Operations Manager) on (07) 858 0970.

Application closing date: 20 March 2022

Values Theme “People at Heart” – Te iwi Ngakaunui

• Give and earn respect - Whakamana

• Listen to me; talk to me – Whakarongo

• Fair play – Mauri Pai

• Growing the good – Whakapakari

• Stronger together – Kotahitanga