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After Hours Clinical Coordinator

Mental Health Addiction and Intellectual Disability Services

Based Wakari Hospital (Dunedin)

  • Fixed-term/secondment for up to three months, 0.4 FTE (16 hours per week)

About the role

Are you a Registered Nurse with expert mental health nursing experience looking for a new fixed-term opportunity? We have an established District wide role for an experienced registered nurse who will provide nursing advice and leadership after hours. Recent experience working within the mental health sector is essential along with a track record of demonstrating excellence in practice and proven leadership ability.

The successful candidate will be expected to 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 support inpatient units and crisis teams across the District by providing advice around managing challenging clients, assisting with bed management and supporting staff after hours.

About you

You will demonstrate sound professional judgement, strong leadership skills and a clear commitment to high quality care and the development of the service. The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate relevant experience and knowledge of patient safety, staff management, Trendcare and the ability to think outside the square. You will also be required to have up to date knowledge on the strategic documents that currently influence service improvements and be able to articulate this to the MHAID workforce.

Key accountabilities of this role include but are not limited to the following:

  • Clinical leadership of the service: fostering a culture that strives for excellence in clinical service provision within allocated resources
  • Assisting with staff management and recruitment: developing a cohesive and productive team
  • Assisting with the financial management of the service
  • Quality and risk management of the service

You will be a Registered Nurse, with a current NZ Practicing certificate; with a relevant post graduate qualification, and proven success in leadership in a health related environment, which will complement your experience in, and knowledge of clinical quality, safety and best practice. A minimum of five years' experience in working in the field of mental health is essential.

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Closing date: Sunday, 6 February 2022.

Please note that we may begin shortlisting as we receive applications and could withdraw the advertising at any time.

Do you currently work for Southern DHB? If so, please apply for this role via our internal careers site, found here: Pulse > Applications > Corporate > SuccessFactors

For further information please contact Caroline Godfrey, Recruitment Advisor - Mental Health, Addiction and Intellectual Disability Services (MHAID) on phone: (03) 214 5769 or email:

Pre-employment checks

In the interests of protecting our people and our patients, all appointments will be subject to the following:

  • Occupational health assessment
  • Police vetting / Ministry of Justice safety checks
  • Serious misconduct checks (previous Public Service departments and statutory Crown entities only)

Covid vaccination requirements

Following the update to COVID-19 Public Health Response (Vaccinations) Order 2021, to be employed with Southern DHB you will be required to be fully vaccinated as a health care worker. If you have already been fully vaccinated you will need to provide proof of this to Occupational Health staff. If you are not yet fully vaccinated you must make arrangements to undertake your first vaccination before you commence work and be fully vaccinated, as required by the Order, by 1 January 2022.

To apply

We only accept online applications. Please apply via our website: