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Associate Charge Nurse Manager - Puna Awhi-rua

Where you’ll be working: Puawai Regional Forensic Inpatient Service Puna Awhi rua

Mental Health and Addictions Service

The details: Permanent full-time, 80 hours per fortnight (1.0 FTE)

About the role:

We have an exciting opportunity to advance your career in Forensic Inpatient Mental Health Services.

The ACNM will work in close collaboration with the charge nurse manager to manage and provide leadership support. The successful candidate will provide continued clinical coordination and expertise to enable an effective practice environment. You will have delegated ongoing responsibilities from the CNM and provide direct care as required and clinical leadership for staff with coaching and supervision.

This is an excellent opportunity for those who like a challenge, have a desire to lead others and make significant changes within an ever changing environment.

We can offer you

• A great team with dedicated staff who are good at what they do

• Ongoing professional development opportunities

• Supervision and EAP support as required

• Supportive management willing to listen to your ideas and contributions

As the successful applicant, you will be able to:

• Maintain your positive outlook and friendly nature when under pressure

• Clinically coordinate, demonstrate and enable an effective practice environment

• Provide clinical leadership for staff and assist with coaching and supervision

• Participate in quality improvement activity

• Provide clinical leadership within the sphere of acute inpatient nursing practice

• Demonstrate the ability to work within and lead a multi-disciplinary team

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

• Have completed post graduate papers in mental health

• Have achieved or working towards completion of PDRP at proficient moving towards expert level

Why us:

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

We plan, fund and provide health and disability support services to a population of more than 400,000. We run five hospitals across the district – a tertiary hospital in Hamilton, a secondary hospital in Thames, and three rural hospitals in Te Kuiti, Taumarunui, and Tokoroa.

Waikato Hospital in Hamilton is one of New Zealand’s largest tertiary, teaching hospitals with over 600 inpatient beds and 22 operating theatres. Clinical specialities include Women’s and Children Services, Cardiology / Cardiothoracic Surgery, Oncology and Haematology, Surgical services, and Mental Health and Addiction. Waikato Hospital is the Midland regional referral centre for multiple specialties including trauma surgery, oncology, and neurology.

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 on the Waikato DHB website. To review the position description, please click here. For any specific query about the role, please contact Natalya Tamariki 0272586202 or Kylie Balzer at 07 858 0970.

Application closing date: 10 October 2021


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