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Associate Charge Nurse Manager - Puna Maatai, Courts and Prison

Where you’ll be working: Henry Rongomau Bennett Centre, Waikato Hospital

The details: Fixed term for 12 months – 80 hours per fortnight – Monday to Friday

We have a new and exciting opportunity for a mental health nurse wishing to advance their career into a leadership role within Puawai Regional Forensic Psychiatric Service.

About the role:

This is a new role focusing on improving the service integration and flow between courts, prison and the acute admission ward Puna Maatai. The service structure will be part of a shared leadership model between Puna Maatai and the prison and court community team. This structure is 1 Charge Nurse Manager, and 2 Associate Charge Nurse Managers.

Responsibilities of the role:

The ACNM will work in close collaboration with the existing ACNM and charge nurse manager (CNM) to manage and provide leadership support across these three areas.

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 to be challenged in their role and have a desire to lead others. You will work closely with senior colleagues, expected to develop processes and provide structure, within a highly demanding service.

Required skills & experience:

· Work under pressure and able to demonstrate critical thinking and decision making

· Clinically coordinate, demonstrate and enable an effective practice environment

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

· Collaborate with key stake holders, ensuring best outcomes for service users

· 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

· You must have completed post graduate papers in mental health and either achieved or working towards completion of PDRP at proficient moving towards expert level.

Why us:

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.

If you like to sit back and let the world pass you by, this is definitely not the job for you!

However if you believe you have the right skills, energy, enthusiasm and professional qualities to lead and develop a new and exciting role, then we would love to hear from you!

Your application:

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

For more information please contact Clindella Stirling (Charge Nurse Manager) on 021 763 537.

Application closing date: 16 May 2021


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