Nurse Manager – Integration Service (Community and Specialist Services, Ashburton)

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    Govt NZ Jobs
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    negotiable / month
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    2 weeks ago
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  • Job Type: Ongoing – Full Time
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  • Location: Canterbury
  • Date Advertised: 10-NOV-20
  • Job Reference: NZ/KKAL023904
  • Job Title: Nurse Manager – Integration Service (Community and Specialist Services, Ashburton)
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  • Summary:
  • A new position for a Nurse Manager to head our community and specialist services, and lead the incorporation and application of our rural generalist strategy to practice across these areas
  • Clinical and operational management for a senior registered nurse – to ‘drive the way’ over wider service areas and healthcare delivery
  • A permanent, full-time role (1 FTE – 40 hours per week, mon – fri)

Our Purpose: Why we do it

When you work with the Canterbury District Health Board, you’re part of something very special. We plan, fund and deliver health services to the almost 600,000 New Zealanders that live in the Canterbury region. Our primary goal is to put people at the heart of everything we do.

The Team: What we do

One of only four level three rural hospitals in the South Island, and the largest rural health facility in Canterbury, Ashburton and Rural Health Services provide a range of Inpatient, Day patient, Outpatient and Community based services to the community. Best responding to the unique needs of the surrounding rural communities, Ashburton and Rural Health Services rural generalist model of care emphasises integrated care across all of their settings. Closely aligned with this framework is a new and exciting Nurse Manager role on offer: Nurse Manager for Integration – Community and Specialist Services.

The Role: Where you fit in

The Nurse Manager for Integration Service, will assume a critical function in leading our nursing teams in providing effective direction, planning, and delivery of integrated care. The role’s focus will be on outpatient and primary/ community services, ensuring consistent, integrated patient care across, and providing efficient management of: the Outpatients Department, District Nursing, Community based Clinical Nurse Specialists, Needs Assessor Service Coordinators, Home Based Support Services, and the Surgical Procedural day stay and Medical day stay units.

The ideal applicant will:

  • be a senior registered nurse, with at least five years clinical practice, and three years of operational management experience behind them
  • have a proven ability in leading clinical, multidisciplinary teams in a hospital setting, ideally across multiple services
  • possess outstanding clinical knowledge, skills and the ability to mentor, educate, support, inspire and lead others to work with best, rural generalist practice principles
  • be an expert at extending and developing practice; both in improving performance, and identifying and enhancing existing capabilities of staff through the effective and strategic delegation of resources
  • yield resilience and adaptability, especially as this is a new position that is crucial in further advancing Ashburton and Rural Health Service’s rural generalist model of care
  • have a commitment to both responding to Māori health needs in the community, but also where able, of strategic ability and mind to involve more Māori in service provision
  • be registered with the New Zealand Nursing Council, with a current APC.

More information on this role is available in the attached Statement of Accountability document.

Our Culture: What matters to us

Ko ngā tāngata, te mātua mahi

Putting people at the heart of all we do

Health is ultimately all about people. What’s important around here is the way we care for and respect others, the responsibility taken for delivering outcomes, and going about our work with integrity.

Belonging Here: Becoming part of our story

Being part of the Canterbury District Health Board, you will enjoy a fantastic benefits scheme, the opportunity for flexible working arrangements and ongoing focus on your career development.

If this role has sparked your interest but does not match your skills then please visit our careers website and have a look at our roles that better suit your expertise.

Please apply online, or contact us on

Applicants will be progressed as they apply, so if this sounds like you, please apply now!