Clinical Nurse Specialist – Acute Inpatient Mental Health
Wakari Hospital, Dunedin
- Permanent, fulltime position
- Dunedin – safe, family friendly with excellent schooling options
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 Team
Join the supportive team in acute inpatient mental health environment where each day will be different and challenging. Ward 9c is a busy open 16 bed inpatient facility comprising of 2 acute youth beds and 14 acute adult beds with dedicated staff providing 24 hour care. The service caters to clients who have been assessed as requiring a period of increased assessment, investigations and/or interventions that cannot be safely provided for in the community. Admissions come via Community Mental Health Teams or the Emergency Psychiatric Service, and cover of all the major psychiatric diagnoses
About the Role / About You
This role is to provide nursing support across the team and is well supported by senior management, with an expectation of being available to provide input and advice to other areas from time to time as well as afterhours support. We are a great team to work with – stable, passionate and genuinely keen to develop new skills and knowledge to provide excellent care.
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.
The successful applicant will be Level Four (expert) (or working towards) on the Southern District Health Board Professional Development Programme. In addition to your nursing qualifications you will also have post graduate qualifications (relevant to mental health), at a minimum a diploma, but preferably a Master Degree (or working towards).
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.
You will have support and networking with other Clinical Nurse Specialists working within Mental Health, Addictions and Intellectual Disability Services across Southern District Health Board.
About the Southern DHB
Here at Southern DHB, we’re up to the challenge of realising our vision of Better Health, Better Lives, Whanau Ora; and to help us achieve this we’re very focused on bringing into our organisation people who display our values of being Kind, Open and Positive, with a sense of Community.
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. This means Southern DHB serves the largest geographic region of all New Zealand's health boards
Now is a great time to relocate to Southern if you were considering a move! The Southern district offers the benefits of excellent amenities, first class primary through to tertiary education and outstanding recreational opportunities. Whether it is 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. It’s a great place with a great lifestyle.
Closing Date: Sunday 29 November 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 Directorate (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 considered for.