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Charge Nurse Manager - Building 8b - Hillmorton Hospital

  • One-year, fixed-term
  • NZ Registration and current APC is required

Mō te tūnga - About the role

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced registered nurse to support the opening of Building 8b (previously Tupuna).

The adult Inpatient Group (AIG) encompasses four acute inpatient units (Te Awakura) and two extended treatment units, Wāhi Oranga and the soon to open Building 8b (name to be finalised).

This role will be based in Building 8b, a 10 bedded unit, that will support Tāngata whaiora who require extended assessment or treatment following an admission to the acute inpatient service prior to discharge.

The goals of this multi-disciplinary staffed service are:

  • provision of a safe and supportive environment to provide extended assessment, treatment and rehabilitation following an admission to the adult acute service
  • teaching skills to help support illness management and to support consumers to live the life they want to live
  • supporting development of structure and meaningful routines
  • supporting safe discharge into a community setting.

Ko wai koe - About You

In this role, you will be responsible for:

  • supporting the opening of Building 8b by working closely alongside other key leadership positions. This will include recruitment of staff (nursing, allied health and Kaiāwhina workforces), development of relevant policies and procedures and implementing the identified Model of care
  • developing and supporting a positive team culture where care is collaborative, inclusive, and multi-disciplinary
  • providing day to day clinical and operational leadership, ensuring high quality standards of consumer care.

Ngā pūkenga me ngā wheako - Skills and Experience:

  • Registered Nurse holding current New Zealand Nursing Council Annual Practising Certificate with appropriate conditions
  • Experience working within an inpatient mental health setting
  • Minimum of three years of leadership experience including experience in recruitment of staff
  • A positive, solution focused mindset and experience in supporting change processes
  • Experience training and supporting the development of staff (including the Kaiāwhina workforce)
  • Exceptional communication and relationship building skills across all disciplines and a variety of teams (i.e. community teams / other impatient units)
  • Good knowledge and support for the integration of Tikanga Maori within an inpatient setting
  • An understanding of the Adult Inpatient Service, the way it integrates with other units and the pressures it currently faces

Mō mātou - About Us

Specialist Mental Health Services are an interdisciplinary team that forms part of Health NZ - Te Whatu Ora - Canterbury - Waitaha. We are committed to working and partnering with tāngata whaiora and their whānau. Constantly striving to work within our philosophy; we develop therapeutic, supportive and empowering relationships with our consumers, enabling them to achieve their personal goals and aspirations.

Tono ināianei - Apply Now

Applications are only accepted online so please visit our website at to complete an application.

Enquiries: Should you have any questions on this role, please contact Shannon Le Roux - Recruitment Partner

Applicants will be progressed as they apply, so if this sounds like you, please apply now.