After Hours Clinical Nursing Coordinator (Predominately working afternoons) – District Wide
Mental Health Addiction and Intellectual Disability Services
Based Wakari Hospital (Dunedin)
- Permanent, 0.5 FTE (20 hours per week)
As a DHB, we are responsible for planning, funding and providing health and disability services to a population of over 315,000 located South of the Waitaki River. Our catchment area encompasses Invercargill City, Queenstown - Lakes District, Gore, rural Southland, Clutha, Central Otago, Maniototo, Waitaki District and Dunedin City.
About the Role
Are you a Registered Nurse with expert Mental Health nursing experience looking for a new permanent opportunity? We have an established District wide role for an experienced registered nurse who will provide nursing advice and leadership afterhours. Recent experience working within the mental health sector is essential along with a track record of demonstrating excellence in practice and proven leadership ability. The successful candidate will be expected to 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 support inpatient units and crisis teams across the District by providing advice around managing challenging clients, assisting with bed management and supporting staff after hours.
You will demonstrate sound professional judgement, strong leadership skills and a clear commitment to high quality care and the development of the Service. The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate relevant experience and knowledge of patient safety, staff management, Trendcare and the ability to think outside the square. You will also be required to have up to date knowledge on the strategic documents that currently influence service improvements and be able to articulate this to the MHAID workforce.
Key accountabilities of this role include but are not limited to
- Clinical Leadership of the service: fostering a culture that strives for excellence in clinical service provision within allocated resources.
- Assisting with Staff Management and Recruitment: Developing a cohesive and productive team.
- Assisting with the Financial Management of the service.
- Quality and Risk Management of the service.
You will be a Registered Nurse, with a current NZ Practicing certificate; with a relevant post graduate qualification, and proven success in leadership in a health related environment, which will complement your experience in, and knowledge of clinical quality, safety and best practice. A minimum of five years’ experience in working in the field of Mental Health is essential.
The Southern district offers the benefits of excellent amenities, first class primary through to tertiary education, affordable housing and outstanding recreational opportunities. Whether it surfing,kayaking or sailing; skiing, hunting or fishing; theatre, live-music or art – there’s literally something for everyone. Check out https://southernhealthcareers.nz/ for what the region and we can offer you and your whanau.
Closing Date: Sunday, 31 May 2020. Please note that we may begin shortlisting as we receive applications and could withdraw the advertising at any time.
For further information please contact Caroline Godfrey, Recruitment Advisor – Mental Health,Addiction and Intellectual Disability Services (MHAID) Phone (03) 214-5769 or Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Children’s Act 2014
Due to this position having contact with children and the SDHB’s commitment to child protection,
you will be subject to ‘safety checks’ under the Children’s Act at the time of hire and thereafter as
per the relevant legislation.
Pre-Employment Occupational Health Assessment
In the interests of protecting our people and our patients, all appointments will be subject to an
Occupational Health Assessment to confirm suitability and fitness to work in the role you are being