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Position Title: Clinical Nurse Specialist - Acute Inpatient Mental Health
Location: Otago
FTE (Hours): Fixed Term, 1.0 FTE
Date Posted: 27/09/2017
Application Closing Date: 13/10/2017 11PM
Job #: 054949
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Clinical Nurse Specialist - Acute Inpatient Mental Health

Wakari Hospital


  • Fixed-term up to 5 months, 1 FTE

Internal Applicants Only


Love developing motivating and encouraging others within a team?


Are you looking for the next challenge in your mental health nursing career?


Join the supportive team in the acute inpatient mental health environment where each day will be different and challenging. The positon will be based in Ward 9C is an open 16 bed inpatient facility providing care for people with a diverse range of mental health presentations, including mothers and babies and youth to general adult mental health. The role will provide support and leadership to both ward 9b and 9c and be between the hours of 1 pm and 9.30 pm, Thursday to Monday. 


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 a minimum of a post graduate diploma relevant to mental health.


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.


Please note this role is open to current Southern DHB employees only.


Closing Date: 13 October, 2017


For further information please contact Chris Munro, Service Manager. Phone: (03) 476 9560 or Email:

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