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Clinical Nurse Specialist - Rural South

Where you’ll be working: Rural South Sector

The details: Permanent full-time, 40 hours/week

We have a rare opportunity for a clinical nurse specialist in the Rural South Sector due incumbent retiring after over 30 years with the team.

This senior nursing position is based across four bases: Te Awamutu, Tokoroa, Te Kuiti and Taumarunui so the willingness to travel is a must.

You will work closely with the charge nurse manager to support our Tangata Whaiora to access community mental health services that meet their needs when they need it.

Your role will include activities such as leading/coordinating care of Tangata Whaiora who have complex needs and multiple agencies involved with their care, liaising with primary health providers to reduce barriers/improve access to services, and collaborative working with NGOs and community organisations to ensure the needs of the individual and the whanau are met.

As the successful candidate you will:

• have at least 4 years’ experience as a Mental Health nurse

• have at least 1 year experience as a community mental health Nurse

• Have a current APC

• Have completed a Professional Development and Recognition Programme

• Be in the process of studying towards, or completed a post graduate qualification

• Be able to work collaboratively and develop effective partnerships

• Be able to demonstrate evidence of leadership

• Be recovery focused and client centred

• Be sensitive to all cultures and able to apply the Treaty of Waitangi principles into practice

• Be the holder of a current full drivers licence

We are looking for an experienced mental health nurse with a “how can I help you” attitude. Someone who enjoys an active role within a diverse team, with an eagerness to support and nurture the development of our rural community services.

Why us:

The Waikato District Health Board (DHB) is one of the largest of 20 DHBs in New Zealand.

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 via the Waikato DHB website. To review the position description please click here.

For more information please contact Kathryn Blakey, charge nurse manager 021 409812.

Closing date: 19 September 2021


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