Associate Charge Nurse Manager - Medical Admissions and Planning Unit

on 8 April


Location: Nelson Hospital

  • Career development opportunity for a Senior Registered Nurse
  • Permanent full-time position

About the role

Nelson Hospital is opening a Medical Assessment and Planning Unit (MAPU) on Monday, 1 July. The unit will allow patients with multiple medical conditions to be assessed by Doctors, Nurses, Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists and Social Workers so that a comprehensive care plan can be put in place. This will improve the patient experience, ensure that investigations and treatments are quicker and decrease wait time. We are recruiting for a Senior Registered Nurse to support the Charge Nurse Manager of the Emergency Department in the leadership of this new unit.

The Associate Charge Nurse Manger (ACNM) will be responsible for daily coordination of the unit, in partnership with the dedicated multidisciplinary team. They will provide clinical leadership for staff, assist with coaching and supervision, and will also provide direct patient care. The ACNM will have delegated responsibility for aspects of the CNM role such as rostering and performance management.

This is a permanent full-time position working 80 hours a fortnight (1.0FTE). Shifts will be rostered Monday to Friday between 0700 - 1600 hours.

About you

You will be an expert on a PDRP, or working towards it, with postgraduate Nursing or management qualifications. You will be a highly organised, motivated and adaptable individual with a strong team focus and at least five years of senior Nursing experience. Additionally, you will have a sound appreciation of the intricacies involved in managing staff and coordinating resources in a sometimes pressured environment.

About us

Nelson Marlborough Health (NMH) is the main health service provider for New Zealand's Nelson, Tasman and Marlborough regions, serving nearly 145,000 people across two main hospitals, public health and a range of community services. We provide a great place to work with professional development opportunities, job security, and workplace wellness programmes.

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What we offer

You will be leading a new team of enthusiastic staff who have a commitment to improving the patient journey and delivering high quality outcomes and safe and effective care in this exciting new initiative.

How to apply

Role specific enquiries can be directed in confidence to Sharon Scott, Charge Nurse Manager - Emergency Department via

For general enquiries please contact our recruitment team on or 03 546 1274.

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Applications close: Wednesday, 17 April 2019.

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