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Nurse Educator – Tumanako Inpatient Unit & He Manu Pae Subacute Unit

Nurse Educator – Tumanako Inpatient Unit & He Manu Pae Subacute Unit (1.0FTE)

Working with Te Whatu Ora Te Tai Tokerau is about more than just a job. It’s about enjoying coming to work every day, feeling challenged, trusted and supported, whilst enjoying living in a region that has a lifestyle unrivalled in New Zealand.

Te Whatu Ora Te Tai Tokerau is committed to Te Tiriti o Waitangi and holds stewardship for equitable health outcomes for Māori as Tāngata Whenua as the highest priority.

About the role

We are seeking an Educator to implement safewards, who has a passion for promoting, facilitating and providing clinical education that maximises health care delivery, enhances tūroro outcomes, and promotes clinical excellence and evidence-based professional nursing practice.

This person will be driven to ensure excellent person centred and recovery focused service delivery, while identifying and realising opportunities to change and improve the service.

The position will:

  • Promote clinical excellence through the facilitation, development and provision of ward/unit based education programmes and resources
  • Develop the competence and capability of the nursing workforce within the clinical area
  • Demonstrate a commitment to quality improvement by leading and/or participating in quality improvement activities
  • Demonstrate consistently high clinical standards, clinical leadership and professionalism

About you

The successful applicant will have:

  • New Zealand Registered Comprehensive or Psychiatric Nurse with current annual practicing certificate
  • PDRP at designated senior nursing level or Level 4
  • Post Graduate Diploma
  • At least 3 years’ experience in the relevant specialty area

Tumanako mental health acute in-patient service provides a full range of comprehensive care and treatment interventions including assessment, group, family/whānau and individual therapies, hospital based therapies and consultation services as an important part of the Mental Health and Addiction Services in Te Tai Tokerau.

Queries can be directed to:

Donna Kiwikiwi, Clinical Nurse Manager, Tumanako IPU and He Manu Pae Sub Acute Unit, Mental Health and Addiction services, email

A career with Te Whatu Ora Te Tai Tokerau will see you action meaningful change in the region we love, and in your professional development – all whilst enjoying everything the stunning North has to offer. You really can enjoy the best of both.

Our people live our Values:

Tangata I te tuatahi People First - People are central to all we do

Whakaute (tuku mana) Respect - We treat others as they would like to be treated

Manaaki Caring - We nurture those around us, and treat all with dignity and compassion

Whakawhitiwhiti korero Communication - We communicate safely, openly and with respect to promote clear understanding

Taumata teitei (hirangi) Excellence - Our attitude of excellence inspires success, competence, confidence and innovation

Vacancy No: NS23-161

Closes: 26 June 2024