Clinical Nurse Specialist

Community Adult teams / SMHET

  • Permanent, full-time position
  • Invercargill - safe, family friendly with excellent schooling options

Do you have a drive to motivating and encouraging others within a team?

Are you looking for the next challenge in your mental health nursing career?

About the team

Join the supportive team in a community mental health environment where each day will be different and challenging. Working across the continuum of acute and community care with a dedicated team of clinicians.

About the role / about you

This role is to provide nursing support across the team and is well supported by senior management,with an expectation of being available to provide input and advice to other areas from time to time as well as afterhours support. We are a great team to work with - stable, passionate and genuinely keen to develop new skills and knowledge to provide excellent care.

The clinical nurse specialist will role model specialist mental health nursing care based on substantial theoretical knowledge in a mental health setting and work with nursing staff to continually develop practice. You will also be involved in maintaining the ongoing development of the team's clinical skills

The successful applicant will be Level Four (expert) (or working towards) on the Southern District Health Board Professional Development Programme. In addition to your nursing qualifications you will also have post graduate qualifications (relevant to mental health), at a minimum a diploma, but preferably a master's degree (or working towards).

We are looking for a positive and confident registered nurse who has the drive and enthusiasm to motivate staff and engage them in their clinical development; you will be a respected professional in your own right, and an exceptional team member with strong communication skills.

You will have support and networking with other Clinical Nurse Specialists working within Mental Health, Addictions and Intellectual Disability Services across Southern District Health Board.

About the Southern DHB

Here at Southern DHB, we're up to the challenge of realising our vision of Better Health, Better Lives, Whanau Ora, and to help us achieve this we're very focused on bringing into our organisation people who display our values of being kind, open and positive, with a sense of community.

We are responsible for planning, funding and providing health and disability services to a population of over 315,000 located South of the Waitaki River. Our catchment area encompasses Invercargill city, Queenstown - Lakes District, Gore, rural Southland, Clutha, Central Otago, Maniototo, Waitaki District and Dunedin city. This means Southern DHB serves the largest geographic region of all New Zealand's health boards

The location - why Southland?

Now to the city itself, Invercargill offers the opportunity to have the lifestyle you've always dreamed of. Boasting excellent education and restaurants, competitive cost of living and a beautiful coastline, life can be as relaxed or as energetic as you want. Our team enjoy the short commute to work, leaving ample time for what matters to you most. Add to this the close proximity to some of New Zealand's most famous scenery and holiday destinations (think Queenstown, Wanaka and Milford Sounds to name but a few!) you can go from seaside to ski-slopes in a matter of hours. Sounds too good to be true? Rest assured, you can have it all here. Why not come see for yourself! Check out https://careers.southernhealth.nz/ for what the region and we can offer you and your whanau.

Closing date: Monday, 12 April 2021.

Please note that we may begin short-listing as we receive applications and could withdraw the advertising at any time.

For further information please contact Caroline, Recruitment Advisor - Mental Health, Addiction and Intellectual Disability Directorate (MHAID), phone (03)214 5769 or email Caroline.godfrey@southerndhb.govt.nz

Children's Act 2014

Due to this position having contact with children and the SDHB's commitment to child protection, you will be subject to 'safety checks' under the Children's Act at the time of hire and thereafter as per the relevant legislation.

Pre-employment occupational health assessment

In the interests of protecting our people and our patients, all appointments will be subject to an Occupational Health Assessment to confirm suitability and fitness to work in the role you are being considered for.

To apply


We only accept online applications. Please apply via our website: https://careers.southernhealth

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