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Mental Health Nurse Educator, Emergency Department (Fixed Term) Wairarapa Hospital

We have an exciting new role for a mental health educator working with the Wairarapa Hospital Emergency Department (ED) clinicians to ensure and maintain essential nursing standards, and lead the implementation of mental health nursing education, change and skill development.

In this role you will provide expert clinical support and advice to the clinicians within ED in line with the Ministry of Health Guidelines set for ED and Primary Mental Health. You will also actively contribute to the development of the speciality service in general and in particular, through quality improvement initiatives, and the development of pathways, and guidelines in the specific area of practice.

You will need to have experience in working in acute mental health and crisis presentations and be able to walk alongside ED clinicians in understanding and developing the learning opportunities and outcomes.

This is a part time role, working 64 hours per fortnight (0.8FTE) with the majority of the work taking place during normal working hours, Monday to Friday. However it may be necessary to work outside these hours from time to time to ensure visibility at different times of the day in understanding and observing the educational requirements of staff. You will also be required to participate in the after hours on call roster.

The role is part of the Ministry of Health focus on Mental Health, and is fixed term for a period of 2 years to support ED development and understanding of people presenting with mental health needs.

This role will be based at the ED at Wairarapa Hospital in Masterton. However, this role is are part of the 3DHB MHAIDS service, and MHAIDS have now moved to a lead DHB model which means that all MHAIDS employees are now under the employment of Capital & Coast DHB.

For further information, please contact Gemma Askew, Charge Nurse Manager, on (021) 505 570.

Vacancy Ref # 5629028

Closing Date: Sunday 12th September 2021