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Nurse Educator - Mental Health and Addiction Services

We are seeking a Mental Health Nurse who would relish a creative challenge for the position of Nurse Educator for the Mental Health and Addictions Services.

The Nurse Educator has the responsibility to plan, promote and provide effective high-quality evidence based clinical education to Bay of Plenty District Health Board Mental Health & Addiction Services staff and Graduate Nurses on clinical placement. The Nurse Leader provides line-management, and the role includes participation in work/projects related to service development and ongoing brokerage with external service providers.

This is a full-time, permanent position.

Applicants should be a Registered Nurse endorsed to work in mental health and have:

  • A Bachelor of Nursing or equivalent
  • A current practicing certificate
  • Achieved PDRP Expert Level
  • Extensive clinical experience in mental health
  • Proven ability as an adult educator and clinical role model
  • Computer literacy

The Bay of Plenty is renowned for its beautiful beaches, surfing, kayaking, boating, fishing, tramping and native bush reserves. The city of Tauranga is only 2 hours from Auckland; around an hour away from Rotorua and in winter it is under 3 hours to the central plateau ski fields. As an organisation Bay of Plenty District Health Board are committed to our CARE. We value work-life balance and staff well-being with a full staff wellness programme on offer.

Our CARE values of Compassion, All-one-team, Responsive and Excellence are at the centre of everything we do. We are looking for someone who demonstrates, exudes and embeds behaviours consistent with our Manaakitanga values as well as the above skills and experience.

The BOPDHB are committed to improving Māori health outcomes and achieving health equity for Māori through Te Tiriti o Waitangi obligations. It is essential you demonstrate an awareness of Māori indigenous rights and current issues in relation to health and health equity.

All applications are to be made online.



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