Nurse Unit Manager (Permanent 40 hours per week, Monday to Friday)

Applications close 30 April 2019

St John of God Halswell, a division of St John of God Hauora Trust, is a leading specialist, not for profit organisation in the Disability Sector which provides care for people aged between 16 and 65 with a physical and/or neurological disability.  We provide comprehensive care for residential and rehabilitation residents. 

The role of Nurse Unit Manager at St John of God Halswell is a key professional and operational leadership role; you will be responsible for leading your team and coordinating with external health professionals and the multidisciplinary team ensuring quality support of your resident’s journey. You will handle all aspects of management on your Unit with an emphasis on coaching and mentoring staff, building team work and generally promoting a positive team culture. 

You will enjoy the challenge of supporting residents to achieve a quality lifestyle through creating choice and participation in a community environment. You will become knowledgeable in our ‘My Life’ model of care focusing on the individual’s abilities and lifestyle priorities. The ability to support the service to expand our rehabilitation arm would be a requirement.

To be considered for the role you will need the following:

  • A current NZ Practicing certificate and a minimum of 4 years’ experience as a Registered Nurse.
  • A commitment to upholding our organisation’s person-centred values of Justice, Excellence, Hospitality, Respect and Compassion.
  • Evidence of Leadership qualities including advanced problem solving, strong interpersonal skills with the ability to maintain good relationships with residents, families and the wider team of internal and external partners.
  • A commitment to contributing to ongoing quality improvement and the development of the service as a whole.
  • Previous clinical knowledge and practice within rehabilitative services preferred.
  • Process driven and excellent documentation skills required.
  • Hold a valid work visa if not a permanent resident or citizen of New Zealand.

If the idea of a role where you can positively impact the lives and well-being of your team and our residents, then we would love to hear from you. 

For a position description and further enquiries email

To apply complete the Application for Employment form at and email the completed form together with your Cover Letter and Curriculum Vitae to quoting reference SJG-HASS-1162.

Applications close 5 pm, 30 April 2019.