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Position Title: Clinical Nurse Specialist
Location: Otago
FTE (Hours): 1.0 FTE / 40 hours per week
Date Posted: 24/05/2019
Application Closing Date: 23/06/2019 11PM
Job #: 058742
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Clinical Nurse Specialist
Mental Health for Older People
Dunedin Hospital

  • Permanent, 1 FTE (40 hours per week) 
  • Take the next step in your career
  • Lead, motivate, inspire a team!

Do you have a drive to motivating and encouraging others within a team?

Are you looking for the next challenge in your Mental Health nursing career? 

About the Role
Mental Health Service for Older People (MHSOP) has a vacancy for an experienced Registered Nurse to take that next step in their nursing career as a Clinical Nurse Specialist. 

A key focus of the role is on achieving and maintaining clinical excellence and improving health outcomes for patients across both inpatient and community settings. You will provide leadership, role model quality nursing practice and foster education and research throughout the MHSOP service. You will be part of a network of Clinical Nurse Specialists working within Mental Health, Addictions and Intellectual Disability service (MHAID) and have a close association with the Nursing Director.

The role requires knowledge of Mental Health and Older Person’s physical health issues as well as guiding and supporting the delivery of safe patient focused care in settings where both mental health and physical assessments and interventions are an essential component. 

About You 
With a minimum of 5 years’ post registration within a Mental Health setting you will also have post graduate qualifications (relevant to mental health), at a minimum a diploma, but preferably a Master Degree (or working towards). It is also expected that you will have achieved / or be working towards PDRP Level 4 Expert Nurse.  

The Clinical Nurse Specialist will role model specialist mental health nursing care based on substantial theoretical knowledge in a mental health setting and work with nursing staff to continually develop practice. You will also be involved in maintaining the ongoing development of ward treatment programmes within a SafeWards frame work. 

We are looking for a positive and confident Registered Nurse who has the drive and enthusiasm to motivate staff and engage them in their clinical development; you will be a respected professional in your own right, and an exceptional team member with strong communication skills.

The Location 
The Southern district offers the benefits of excellent amenities, first class primary through to tertiary education, affordable housing and outstanding recreational opportunities. Whether it’s surfing, kayaking or sailing; skiing, hunting or fishing; theatre, live-music or art – there’s literally something for everyone. Check out for what the region, and we, can offer you and your whanau.

Closing Date: Sunday 23 June 2019 

For further information please contact Caroline Godfrey, Recruitment Advisor – Mental Health, Phone (03) 214 5769 or Email


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