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Associate Charge Nurse Manager - Mental Health Bureau

Where you’ll be working: Mental Health Bureau, Mental Health and Addictions Service

The details: Permanent, Full time

We have an opportunity for a mental health nurse wishing to advance their career within Mental Health & Addictions Service.

About the role:

The Associate Charge Nurse Manager will work in close collaboration with the Charge Nurse Manager of Mental Health Bureau to manage bureau staff activities and also manage and provide leadership afterhours across all Mental Health & Addiction Services, including forensic, MHOP, sector inpatient services and afterhours community teams - CAHT – HBT and EDMH.

This is an excellent opportunity for those who like a challenge, have a desire to lead others and gain management experience.

There will be an extensive orientation programme and ongoing support and development for successful applicants. Post-graduate qualifications would be an advantage but support will be offered for educational opportunities.

The successful candidate will be able to:

Work under pressure.

• Manage emergency response situations in conjunction with the Waikato DHB Duty Manager.

• Facilitate and coordinate the safe and efficient flow of service users into and out of the inpatient service afterhours.

• Facilitate and coordinate staff resources to meet the demands of the service.

• Act as a Duly Authorised Officer as required.

• Role model and apply expert clinical knowledge.

• Apply and have a comprehensive understanding of the principles of risk management.

• Ensure a consistent application of inpatient /service systems and processes.

• Show effective communication with multiple stake holders and excellent documentation skills.

Please click here to view the position description.


The Waikato District Health Board Health & Safety has a policy that includes ensuring that you comply with the Health Order announced 11 October 2021 and with the Waikato DHB’s Vaccine Preventable Diseases for Employees policy. The policy prescribes the required vaccinations including COVID19 for all employees of Waikato DHB. COVID-19 vaccinations are mandatory before you commence employment.

Why us:

The Waikato District Health Board (DHB) is one of the largest of 20 DHBs in New Zealand.

We are a values based and inclusive organisation that is committed to deliver the best health outcomes for our total population.

To do this we are working hard to develop a robust and capable workforce that reflects the population we serve. We strongly encourage applicants from all backgrounds with the necessary capability and who share our values to apply and would greatly value seeing more applicants from our Māori communities.

Your application:

Please apply directly online, applications are not able to be accepted via email.

For any queries about the role please contact Debbie Jennings - Charge Nurse Manager, Mental Health Bureau on 021 241 6405.

Closing date: Open until filled

Values Theme “People at Heart” – Te iwi Ngakaunui

Give and earn respect – Whakamana

• Listen to me; talk to me – Whakarongo

• Fair play – Mauri Pai

• Growing the good – Whakapakari

• Stronger together - Kotahitanga