Nurse Manager, Ambulatory Care Services - Wellington Blood and Cancer Centre

New Zealand, NZ


$98,896 - $114,967 NZD (Step 8 MECA)

Nurse Manager

Nurse Manager, Ambulatory Care Services, Wellington Blood and Cancer (NM069-17)

Permanent/Full Time

Make a fresh career choice and join us in Wellington, New Zealand! Wellington is New Zealand’s capital, home to the government and a cultural epicentre renowned for its vibrant cafés and restaurants, international sporting and cultural events, and beautiful harbour. It’s location at the bottom of the North Island means that there are many opportunities for outdoor leisure pursuits in the wider region. You may be at home with a young family, overseas thinking about coming home, considering a move to the bright lights of Wellington from elsewhere in New Zealand or relocating from overseas. Wherever you are and whatever your circumstances why not check out this opportunity. 

Capital and Coast District Health Board is one of 20 District Health Boards (DHBs) located throughout New Zealand. We serve a population of about 270,000 and provide some specialist services for a regional population of about 900,000 delivering community, primary, secondary and tertiary health services. 

An opportunity has arisen for a forwarding thinking and innovative experienced Senior Nurse with experience of managing Cancer Services to join the Wellington Blood and Cancer (WBCC) team as Nurse Manager for Ambulatory Care Services. You will work with our leadership and management team to lead the continuing development of our ambulatory cancer nursing services.  Based in WBCC you will be an excellent role model, who is passionate about promoting quality and safety in cancer care.  You will be leading a large team of nurses in ensuring the very best standards of care and experience for our patients.

The Wellington Blood & Cancer Centre (WBCC) incorporates the specialties of Medical Oncology, Radiation Oncology and Clinical Haematology into an integrated regional and supra-regional blood and cancer service.

Patients reside in the Wellington, Wairarapa and Kapiti Coast regions.  Supra-regional services extend beyond these boundaries to cover up to Waikato DHB region and Nelson-Marlborough.  Ambulatory care forms the main focus of patient activities and represents some 70% of the contracted workload. 

Services provided in the WBCC include specialist consultation and treatment for referred medical oncology, radiation oncology and haematology patients.

Our radiation oncology services including our Linacs, CT scanner and brachytherapy suite are located on Level 2 of WBCC.

Level 3 of WBCC consists of our Day Ward incorporating 26 treatment spaces. We also have a busy outpatient clinic seeing 400 patients per week. We are developing an Acute Assessment Unit model of care and are also looking at developing outreach chemotherapy delivery services. Our services also include community cancer nursing support. The Centre also has an active Clinical Research Unit currently participating in multiple clinical studies.

The successful candidate will require:

  • Significant leadership and management experience, including staff management and conflict resolution;
  • Clinical knowledge and experience in Cancer Nursing;
  • Superior communication skills and the ability to build strong relationships across disciplines;
  • High level skills in planning, reviewing, analysing, financial management and allocation of resources;
  • Demonstrated experience in strategic and tactical decision making, planning and implementation.
  • Understanding of health policy and trends and their application at an organisational level
  • Post graduate qualification or equivalent experience

Are you ready for your next challenge? If so, then this really could be the role for you.

Overseas applicants should first establish their eligibility for registration with the Nursing Council of New Zealand and further information is available on

All candidates applying for any of our current vacancies must complete an online CCDHB application form by clicking the link below.

For further information on this role, please email [email protected] and please indicate vacancy number and job title in the subject line.

Applications close on the 2nd June 2017.