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New Entry to Specialist Practice (NESP)

An exciting opportunity to work in Mental Health, Addiction and Intellectual Disability Nursing.

Shortlisting and interviewing happening now- get in quick!!

Develop your nursing career by making the change to work in mental health, addiction and intellectual disability nursing.

Gain a Postgraduate Certificate in Nursing (Mental Health or Intellectual Disability.

Mō tō mātou rōpū – About our team

Mental Health, Addiction and Intellectual Disability Services (MHAIDS) understands that for many people coping with their illness or disability is not easy at the best of times. In recognising the importance of supporting people to seek help and to recover we provide a range of services that help people to live a fulfilled life.

Kōrero mō te tūranga – About the role

We are actively recruiting nurses, who have completed their Bachelor of Nursing, to join our dedicated teams supporting people across our region.

This New Entry to Specialist Practice (NESP) programme will give you the opportunity to follow various pathways with in mental health, addiction and intellectual disability nursing. Working with us you will have good opportunities for professional development and career progression.

Whether you are a new graduate nurse or a nurse looking to change your speciality – we would love to hear from you.

Moū – About you

As a RN NESP, you will be offered a 72 hour a fortnight permanent contract and paid study leave to complete the academic requirements of the programme. You will be offered two rotations within our services which may include adult, youth, older adult, forensic, community, early intervention, intellectual disabilities, Māori mental health or Health Pasifika.

We partner with Whitireia New Zealand to offer a comprehensive introduction to Mental Health, Addiction and Intellectual Disability Nursing which enables you to complete a Postgraduate Certificate in Nursing (Mental Health) or a Postgraduate Certificate in Speciality Care by the end of the Programme.

For more information about the services we offer at CCDHB please visit our website: http://www.mhaids.health.nz/

Me pēhea te tuku tono - How to apply

Click the apply now button to send your application directly to us. For further information on this role please email recruitment@ccdhb.org.nz and indicate the job title and vacancy number in the subject line.

We require all our employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. This includes the booster dose within six months of receiving the second dose of initial vaccination (for some people the initial vaccination will have comprised of three doses). We are not accepting applications that do not meet this criteria.

For further information about NESP please contact:

Nikki Adams Nurse Educator NESP and Student Nurses 0275488853 or Nicola.adams@mhaids.health.nz

or

Menetta Te Aonui Nurse Educator NESP and Māori Workforce Development and Service Leader 0276839365 or menetta.te_aonui@mhaids.health.nz