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Charge Nurse Manager - CADS

Where you’ll be working: Community Alcohol and Other Drugs Service, He Toa Takitini, 193 London Street, Hamilton

The details: Fixed Term for up to 6 months, Full Time, 40 hours per week (1 FTE)

We have an exciting opportunity for a talented leader/manager to lead a team of professionals in the delivery of our Community Alcohol and Other Drug team based in He Toa Takitini, Hamilton.

About the service:

The CADS Service provides alcohol and other drug interventions to tangata whai ora with moderate to severe addiction issues. The team provides comprehensive assessments and research based interventions to improve the health and wellbeing of the tangata whai ora and their whānau.

About the role:

We are seeking someone who will be able to lead the team in delivering a safe, effective and high quality service and work with the team to develop into a service that addresses equity for Māori and wellbeing for all tangata whai ora who use the services. Our aim is to be part of a responsive and essential continuum of service for people who are addicted to alcohol or other drugs and may have coexisting mental health issues.

Required skills & experience:

The successful applicant will be keen to embrace and lead change as we continue to develop and implement different ways of working with our community partners and key stakeholders.

This is an ideal opportunity for someone who is energetic, forward thinking, self-motivated, highly organised, enjoys working collaboratively, and has a passion for leadership and management.

If you’re looking for a great career move or would like to talk about this opportunity, please contact Nicola Livingston, Operations Manager on 021 354 507.

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. Applications are not able to be accepted via email. For any queries about the role please contact Robyn Payne in the Recruitment Team on 07 839 8899 Ext 98923 or email

Application closing date: 13 July 2021


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