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Position Title: Clinical Nurse Specialist, General Mental Health & Addictions And Intellectual Disability Directorate
Location: Southland
FTE (Hours): Permanent 1.0 FTE
Date Posted: 13/03/2018
Application Closing Date: 09/04/2018 11PM
Job #: 055679a
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Clinical Nurse Specialist, General  Mental Health & Addictions And Intellectual Disability Directorate

  • Permanent, 40 hours per week.
  • Invercargill

The position requires a collaborative approach across the MHAID service to ensure that the focus on advancing clinical practice is maintained inclusive of a local and national direction. Collectively the Clinical Nurse Specialist Advancing Clinical Practice positions have responsibility to identify local practice development needs and priorities.

The purpose of the role includes

  • Develop a programme of education and training that reflects the national, regional and local needs of specialist MHAID services
  • Develop a strategic E & T plan which is inclusive of a calendar of E T& training activities.
  • Deliver the programme in partnership with consumers, families and clinical teams
  • Ensure effective practice development opportunities that integrate theory and clinical practice and reflect professional standards of mental health and addiction systems.
  • Link professional knowledge and education to the specifics of clinical practice.
  • Liaise with clinical staff, MHAID clinical leaders and advisory roles to ensure the relevance and currency of the programme.
  • Coordinate clinical teaching days and teaching content.
  • Provide any documentation as required for auditing purposes. 

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


  • It is necessary that the applicant has completed a Masters level qualification in a Mental Health specialty area or is working toward.  Must have a minimum of a PG diploma.
  • It is essential that the applicant be a registered nurse with strong clinical leadership skills.
  • Must be a Registered Nurse with current APC with intermediate/advanced computer skills in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Powerpoint.
  • Knowledge of, qualification in, and proven performance in adult teaching and learning principles.
  • Be an excellent communicator, with a positive and problem solving attitude and strong leadership skills. 
  • Recognised mentoring and coaching skills.
  • It is essential that the applicant has a sensitivity and awareness of cultural and sexuality difference and is focused on service user recovery principles.
  • Has achieved or is working toward Level 4 of PDRP within 1 year of commencing the position
  • Excellent group facilitation skills and history of a collaborative team approach
  • Has advanced communication techniques such as conflict resolution, diffusion and mediation skills
  • Innovative and flexible with positive and problem solving approaches in all situations
  • Has proven clinical credibility in specialty area
  • Is a critical consumer of research and embraces evidence based practice when carrying out any task/function
  • Committed to Recovery Principles in clinical practice


If you feel you can demonstrate the above then we’d love to hear from you.

Closing date: 9th April 2018

For further information please contact Charlotte England, Recruitment Advisor –Mental Health, Phone (03) 214 5769 or Email:

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