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Clinical Nurse Specialist - Electro-Convulsive Therapy (ECT)

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

The details: Permanent part time – 20 hours per week (weekdays only)

  • Influence and lead the day to day running of the ECT suite, ensuring the highest of standards are achieved in all aspects of care
  • The scope for your innovation and providing advice and coaching in this role is immense

Te whiwhinga mahi | The Opportunity

We have an outstanding career opportunity for an experienced Mental Health Nurse to work at Health New Zealand | Te Whatu Ora, Waikato as a CNS for the ECT department.

You will play a key role by working closely with the inpatient and community based teams of the Mental Health and Addictions Service and will work in partnership with the other part time ECT CNS.

Key responsibilities of the role:

  • Effective coordination of the ECT services for tangata whaiora who require ECT treatment.
  • To promote and support the implementation of evidence - based practice, research best practice and develop clinical practices in the ECT service
  • To provide high quality nursing assessment, planning, preparation, treatment and evaluation using best practice principles.
  • To maintain current professional knowledge and competencies
  • To contribute to the advancement of the practice of ECT nursing at the local and national level.

Click here to view the position description.

(Please note position descriptions can only be viewed on the Health New Zealand | Te Whatu Ora - Waikato website.)

Mō tātou Ratonga | About our Service

Mental Health and Addictions Services Waikato delivers a full range of specialty services across the district. We are committed to making a difference with tāngata whai ora and their whānau through working in partnership to create kotahitanga.

We believe in delivering services with a strong recovery focus and a sensitivity to cultural aspects of mental health through applying the Treaty of Waitangi principles into practice

Mōu | About you

You will have:

  • Post-graduate qualifications in mental health nursing and at least 4 years’ experience working with people with serious mental illness and their families.
  • Demonstrated clinical skills that encompass all stages of ECT treatment including assessment, preparation, ECT procedures in theatre, recovery and follow up.
  • The ability to coordinate and organise a small clinical service, including scheduling, monitoring and evaluating clinical procedures and service delivery.
  • The ability to work independently with minimal supervision maintaining involvement within the wider multidisciplinary team.
  • A commitment to clinical practice development, quality improvement and research.

Ko ngaa hua o te noho ki roto o Waikato, te mahi hoki ki Te Whatu Ora, Waikato | The Benefits of living in Waikato and working for Te Whatu Ora, Waikato

Located in the heart of the mighty Waikato, Health New Zealand | Te Whatu Ora, Waikato operates over a number of sites, Hamilton City our main campus and smaller community-based hospitals across our region. Hamilton City has easy access to beaches and mountains, so if your interests range from a host of water sports, mountain biking to vineyard lunches, the area has something for you right on your doorstep. To discover more about our stunning area, please click here.

  • As part of our Health NZ, Waikato family, you’ll benefit from learning and development opportunities to support your career progression.
  • We offer flexible and agile working opportunities alongside our Health NZ, Waikato benefits and staff discount schemes.
  • We provide a range of health and wellbeing services to promote a healthy, happy workforce.

Tō mātou whakahaere ki te tika, te rerekētanga, me te whai wāhi mai | Our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion

We want to see the real you in your application and welcome the real you on board if you come and work with us. Skills are gained across many areas of life, not just in formal employment. If you can demonstrate the skills listed in the ad, but the experience was gained through whānau life, community or mahi aroha (volunteering) we encourage you to apply and share your story with us in your cover letter. We particularly welcome applications from our diverse Māori, Pacific, disabled, and rainbow communities.

Me pēhea te tuku tono | How to apply

Please apply online as applications are unable to be accepted via email. If you have any questions about the role please contact

Closing date: 26 May 2024

Nau mai haere mai - Come join the team!