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Duty Nurse Manager (Fixed Term)

Masterton, New Zealand

Reference: 5947622

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced registered nurse to take on the challenge of a senior nursing leadership role at the Wairarapa DHB. You will join a professional and dedicated team, and be supported with an orientation programme into this role, as well as support for ongoing professional development.

Wairarapa DHB serves a mainly rural population of around 48,000. Wairarapa Hospital has up to 92 beds and provides most secondary services including Acute Services with associated High Dependency Unit, medicine, surgery, paediatrics, obstetrics, and rehabilitation. The hospital campus includes Selina Sutherland Private Hospital.

The Duty Nurse Manager (DNM) has delegated responsibility for the after hour's operational management of hospital services, including crisis and facility management, supported by the Duty Executive.

The DNM team works in partnership with other staff - clinical and non-clinical - to ensure the safe, efficient and effective running of the hospital. This includes ensuring appropriate transitions of care for the deteriorating patient, coordination of resource utilisation, and upholding continuous quality improvement and standards of nursing practice.

The DNM demonstrates and applies a high level of clinical expertise either directly or by coaching and supporting junior staff, particularly after-hours.

Decision making is made based on data available utilising such tools such as TrendCare as well as clinical judgement.

This is a part time, fixed term position working 56 hours a fortnight and for a period of up to 6 months.

For further information please contact Gemma Askew, General Manager Acute on (027) 546 9845.

Applications close 27 May 2022

Vacancy: 5947622

To apply for this role, please visit where you can also obtain a copy of the job description for this role.

The DHB requires all our employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. This includes the booster dose within six months of receiving the second dose of initial vaccination (for some people the initial vaccination will have comprised of three doses). We are not accepting applications that do not meet this criteria.

Applications Close: 31 Jul 2022

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