Professional providers of clinical management and integral members of the nursing workforce and the health service management team.
- The Nurse Managers New Zealand Section is a professional section of NZNO dedicated to sound nursing management and leadership to:
- Positively influence health outcome for patients and families
- Positively influence nursing infrastructure
- Provide leadership, support and development for nurses
- Meet organisational needs
- The section brings together duty & clinical nurse managers and leaders to foster support, sharing, problem solving, professional development and advocacy.
- To be the recognised professional organisation of all duty & clinical nurse managers in New Zealand.
- To recruit nurses practising, identifying with, and/or interested in clinical management and leadership to belong to the NZNO Nurse Managers Section.
- To practice within the protection, partnership and participation principles of the Treaty of Waitangi.
- To provide a communications network for all members including regular newsletters, conferences and disseminating information on issues pertaining to clinical nurse management.
- To liaise with appropriate authorities on social and health issues relevant to clinical nurse and hospital management.
- To encourage, promote and provide the development of educational programmes/seminars for duty & clinical nurse managers.
- To encourage and support research into duty & clinical management issues for nurses.
- To actively facilitate the ongoing strategic and professional development of duty & clinical nurse managers in conjunction with NZNO and appropriate health authorities.
- To promote duty & clinical nurse management and increase the profile of duty & clinical nurse managers.
- To communicate and liaise with other organisations at a national and international level.
- To support the objectives, policy and activities of NZNO.
In this stylised octopus the eight tentacles represent different dimensions of our diverse roles throughout New Zealand.
- Clinical Practice
- Management and Co-ordination of Services
- Staff and Resource support
- Risk Management
- Bereavement Care
- Emergency response.
Each tentacle is an integral/interwoven part of the whole. The body and head represent the skills and knowledge required by the roles:
- ‘Expert’ knowledge and experience
- Decisive and resourceful problem solvers
- Ability to prioritise and respond appropriately in stressful situations
- Sensitive to cultural issues in providing service
- Ability to listen to others and to communicate in a positive and open manner
- Proven organisational and leadership skills
- A fun option to consider
Like the Octopus, Nurses Managers New Zealand:
- need more than one pair of hands to keep your ‘finger of the pulse of the hospital’ and multitask
- often work in darkness (After Hours duties)
- octopodes (like Nurse Managers) learn to problem solve by trial-and-error and experience
- once the problem is solved, octopodes remember and are able to solve it and similar problems repeatedly
- A sense of humour being an essential skill for people in our positions to possess!