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Position Title: Nurse Educator – Mental Health and Addictions and Intellectual Disabilities Service (Wakari Hospital)
Location: Otago
FTE (Hours): Permanent Part time (28hours/week)
Date Posted: 26/08/2020
Application Closing Date: 20/09/2020 11PM
Job #: 063736
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Nurse Educator – Mental Health and Addictions and Intellectual Disabilities Service

Wakari Hospital, Dunedin

  • Permanent, part time (28hours per week)
  • Monday to Friday
  • Opportunity to facilitate growth and development


About you/ About the role

We are seeking a dynamic Registered Nurse with recent experience of working in the area of Mental Health & Addictions for this new and exciting role. Though attached to the Mental Health & Addictions service this role will be situated in the Emergency Departments throughout our District. The successful applicant(s) will work across both urban and rural Emergency Departments within the Southern District Health Board building the capability and confidence of staff working in the Emergency Departments and other locations people present in crises. Due to the expansive nature of this position you are invited to register your interest and discuss further how we envisage it working across a number of ED departments.


To be considered for the role you will need to meet the following criteria:

  • Registered Nurse with current New Zealand APC
  • Min of 3 years relevant experience in MHAID
  • Have an in depth understanding of He Ara Oranga : The Government Inquiry into Mental Health and Addictions, Lets Get Real the national mental health and addiction workforce framework and Every Life Matters - He Tapu te Oranga o ia Tangata: Suicide Prevention Strategy 2019 -2029 and the Suicide Prevention Action Plan 2019 – 2024.
  • Have in-depth knowledge and understanding of NCNZ Competencies
  • Hold a relevant Post graduate diploma
  • Have or be working towards a post-registration qualification relating to principles of adult teaching and learning and/ or proven educational facilitation experience
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbally, and ability to engage with a wide range of staff and stakeholders across services
  • The ability to work independently, to have both motivation and innovation to ensure optimal educational opportunities (both internal and external) for all staff
  • A good level of knowledge and skills across a wide range of issues within MHAID services.
  • Be a professional leader and role model, with proven ability to inspire, motivate and develop others
  • Have excellent administrative, computer, organisational and time management skills.


All employees of the Southern District Health Board working with in mental health and addiction services are expected to demonstrate a commitment to  “The Seven Real Skills” (Te Pou Workforce Development, see


About the Southern DHB

The Southern district offers the benefits of excellent amenities, first class primary through to tertiary education 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. 


The location

If you're not from Dunedin then perhaps you don't know just how good we have it here? With excellent amenities, schooling - primary through to Otago University, recreation, great food and wine, outstanding nature, and an amazing variety of climates and locations from coastal to mountain. Some people call it the ends of the earth, but we think it's 'the last best place', so at the top of our list of reasons to join us at Southern DHB is 'the lifestyle'.

Check out for what the region and we can offer you and your whanau. If you are from Dunedin then we simply don't need to sell it to you, you already know why you're here. If this sounds like the change you are looking for enquire further.


Closing Date: Sunday 20 September 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 Theonette Ramsden, Acting Recruitment Advisor – Mental Health Phone (03) 214 7220 or Email


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 considered for.

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