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Clinical Nurse Specialist - West Adult Community Psychiatric Service

  • 1 FTE, permanent position available.
  • Professional and clinical leadership role.
  • Excellent communication and expert knowledge is essential.

Mō te tūnga | About the role

As a role model within the service you will find yourself engaging with nursing staff and members of the multi-disciplinary team to ensure effective relationships are developed and maintained. The West Adult Community Mental Health Service is one of four city-based teams that provide an assessment and treatment service for consumers with mental illnesses aged between 18 – 65 years and work closely with their whanau (family) - both in the community and alongside inpatient services. Be part of this immensely rewarding mahi (work) within a dynamic and fulfilling environment to both work and grow. This is an exciting opportunity for a dedicated and motivated nurse who is eager to take the next step within clinical leadership.

Pehea | About You

As the new Clinical Nurse Specialist, you will find yourself developing and extending nursing practice, assisting with performance appraisals, auditing, quality improvement and providing overall clinical expertise and mentorship. You will enable the team to continue to deliver a high standard of care to our tāngata whaiora (consumers), whilst engaging with members of the multi-disciplinary team to ensure effective relationships are developed and maintained.

Ngā pūkenga me ngā wheako | Skills and experience

In order to be successful in this role, the following is required:

  • Registered with the Nursing Council of New Zealand with a current APC and mental health scope
  • Extensive experience working within the area of mental health with recent community experience being desirable.
  • Have a relevant post graduate qualification.
  • Possess a depth of clinical nursing knowledge and leadership ability
  • Self-motivated, flexible and solutions-focused
  • Be an excellent communicator and a natural people person
  • Impeccable time-management skills and process driven
  • The ability to work autonomously and within a team

Mō mātou | About Us

Specialist Mental Health Services are an interdisciplinary team that forms part of the Canterbury District Health Board (CDHB). We are committed to working and partnering with tāngata whaiora and their whanau. Constantly striving to work within our philosophy; we develop therapeutic, supportive and empowering relationships with our consumers, enabling them to achieve their personal goals and aspirations.

Tono ināianei | Apply Now

Please submit your most recent resume along with a cover letter stating why you believe that you are the ideal candidate for the role highlighting any skills you have gained along the way.

Applications are only accepted online so please visit our website at complete an application.

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Applicants will be progressed as they apply, so if this sounds like you, please apply now!

Health Disclaimer:

The role that you are applying for is one that may only be performed by a person who has been vaccinated against COVID-19. It is therefore a condition of this application that you are vaccinated against COVID-19. As a person working in the health sector you will come into contact with a large number of people, some of whom are likely vulnerable. Without a vaccine, there is a higher risk that you may contract COVID-19. The requirement to be vaccinated is to keep you safe and to endeavour to protect others against the potential transmission of COVID-19.