Clinical Nurse Specialist, General Mental Health & Addictions And Intellectual Disability Directorate
- Permanent, 40 hours per week.
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: Charlotte.England@southerndhb.govt.nz