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Director of Nursing - Burwood Hospital

Canterbury District Health Board
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Canterbury - Christchurch
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Ongoing - Full Time
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Job Description

  • A rare opportunity to support and drive our strategy within a large tertiary setting and across the Canterbury region
  • Lead and develop our Nursing workforce and overall capability to maintain sustainable long-term delivery of the Older Persons Health and Rehabilitation services
  • FTE permanent full-time position

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 people 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

Due to recent retirement of our Director of Nursing, there is now an opportunity for a senior nursing professional to join our leadership team of Older Persons Health and Rehabilitation (OPHR) service at Burwood Hospital. We offer specialist rehabilitation services to Canterbury and the wider South Island community and whanau, and are committed to a compassionate, connected and consumer centred care approach. You will drive our values and lead our teams whilst working for a progressive and supportive organisation.

Burwood hospital campus includes the following:

  • Older Persons Health (OPH)
  • Older Persons Mental Health (OPMH)
  • Community Services teams
  • Community Dental Service
  • Surgical Services
  • Adult Rehabilitation Service
  • Burwood Spinal Unit
  • Pain Management Service

You will work in partnership with the General Manager of Burwood Hospital and the Executive Director of Nursing, transforming systems and developing a skilled and resourced workforce at the forefront of inter-disciplinary care. Leading a dynamic team of Nurses, you will shine a light on Nursing professions ensuring their centrality in the planning, implementation and delivery of services. You will be based at Burwood Hospital but working with our services across Canterbury.

The Role: Where you fit in

This is a distinctive role within the Canterbury DHB leading our nursing workforce in the Older Persons Health and Rehabilitation service to continue to deliver world class services to our consumers. This role will be working in partnership with other leaders to ensure that the Canterbury DHB is excelling in providing care to our community and whanau. In this role you will be working within a unique environment with multiple areas of growth for the right person. This role provides operational and professional nursing leadership with an opportunity to represent the Canterbury DHB at national and regional levels.

As the Director of Nursing, you will be responsible for the provision of effective professional leadership and clinical oversight for nursing within OPHR, within a multi-disciplinary context. You will be dedicated to implementing sustainable clinical governance practices that reflects optimal nursing service delivery and effective system change, while providing professional leadership for the work programme that ensures the provision of an educational framework for the nursing workforce in OPHR.

Essential for this role:

  • Previous experience driving strategy and change in a senior leadership position/s within a large and complex environment
  • Extensive experience in leadership and operational management in a variety of practice settings
  • Commitment to work effectively within the wider health team building, maintaining and utilising long-term strategic relationships across a large and complex organisation
  • Evidence of having applied nursing theory/research to nursing practice with demonstrated advanced clinical practice competencies
  • Ability to use the most up-to-date industry insights including technology to deliver sustainable and long-term system and sector improvements
  • Ability to influence and inspire others to embrace change and take action
  • Nursing Council of New Zealand Registration with a current Annual Practising Certificate
  • Postgraduate qualification in nursing and or health leadership and management
  • Demonstrated cultural competencies in the practice setting
  • Demonstrated commitment to work effectively within the wider health team developing effective working relationships with line management and professional leadership

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.

The Canterbury DHB believes that diversity and inclusion is key to ensure we deliver the best care for our diverse population. The Canterbury DHB is an inclusive and equal opportunity employer that welcomes and respects everyone.

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.

Applications are only accepted online so please visit our website at complete an application.

For additional information about this role please Recruitment Specialist Ritika Uniyal on

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