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Position Title: Clinical Nurse Specialist – Intensive and Acute Inpatient Mental Health
Location: Otago
FTE (Hours): Permanent, 1.0 FTE
Date Posted: 04/12/2017
Application Closing Date: 18/12/2017 11PM
Job #: 055313
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Clinical Nurse Specialist – Intensive and Acute Inpatient Mental Health

Wakari Hospital


  • Permanent, 1 FTE (40 hours per week)


Internal Applicants Only


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?


Join the supportive team in the Intensive and acute inpatient mental health environment where each day will be different and challenging. The positon will be based in Ward 9B which is a 17 bed inpatient facility located on site at Wakari Hospital, Dunedin. The unit is a locked unit providing care and treatment for people with a diverse range of mental health mental health presentations.


The role will provide Nursing support and leadership primarily to both ward 9B with an expectation of being available to provide input and advice to other areas from time to time as well as afterhours support. 


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.


Please note, this vacancy is open to current Southern DHB staff members only.


Closing Date: Monday, 18th December 2017


For further information please contact Paul Stewart, Charge Nurse Manager. Phone: (03) 476 9631 or Email:

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