Clinical Nurse Specialist - Puna Poipoi

Applications close 17 November 2019

Where you’ll be working: Hamilton

The details: Permanent, 40 hours per week



About the role:

We are offering an exciting opportunity for a mental health nurse wishing to advance their career as a Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) based in Puna Poipoi, which is a medium secure forensic rehabilitation setting.


You will provide clinical expertise, working alongside registered nurses to improve the effectiveness of care in this area of specialty practice, with a particular focus on forensic rehabilitation.


Our three forensic rehabilitation units have a focus on developing skills to maximise independence and social inclusion, and work in one rehabilitation pathway continuum. As such, you will work closely with the CNS based in Puna Taunaki/Puna Whiti, which are our minimum secure forensic rehabilitation units.


We offer:

  • Internal and external training opportunities, to support skill development
  • Full orientation and mentoring to help you get to know our service
  • Access to clinical supervision
  • Flexibility of hours within a Monday-Friday framework 


  • Be an experienced nurse with three or more years of experience
  • Have completed, or are completing, a post graduate certificate in a relevant programme of study
  • Be creative and have a real passion for the principles of recovery and rehabilitation
  • Have a keen interest in the professional development of the workforce
  • Be innovative with a passion for change management 

Your application:

Please apply directly online, and click here to view the position description. Applications are not able to be accepted via email. For any specific queries about the role, please contact Robyn Payne in the Recruitment Team on email


Closing date: 17 November 2019




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