Clinical Nurse Specialist - Ashburton Community

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Work Type: 
Full Time
Closing Date: 
Monday, 20 January 2020

Clinical Nurse Specialist - Ashburton Community

  • 1.0 FTE permanent full-time position available
  • Clinical leadership position, where a depth of mental health experience is essential
  • Registered with the Nursing Council of New Zealand with a current APC and mental health scope of practice

Our Purpose: Why we do it

When you work with the Canterbury District Health Board, you're part of something very special. We plan, fund and deliver health services to the almost 600,000 New Zealanders that live in the Canterbury region. Our primary goal is to put people at the heart of everything we do.

The Team: What we do

We are seeking a senior registered nurse, with experience in leadership, for this 1 FTE permanent clinical nurse specialist position.

Our Community Mental Health team services from Rakaia to the Rangitata River and across to the Southern Alps. Covering this large geographical area, we provide assessment, treatment and support services to adults in the community, including assessment and interventions for urgent or crisis mental health needs.

The Role: Where you fit in

As a Registered Nurse with at least five years experience working within Adult Mental Health (or relevant senior nursing role) you will be an expert at leading and developing nursing practice, assisting with performance appraisals, auditing, quality improvement and improving overall clinical expertise within the Ashburton Adult Community Service.

As a role model you will engage with nursing staff and members of the Multi-Disciplinary team to ensure effective relationships are developed and maintained between the community and both inpatient services and the NGO sector. Integrity, excellent interpersonal skills, effective organisational and time management skills and clinical credibility are imperative to your success in this role.

Additionally, there will be a requirement to provide case management to a number of consumers. This position also brings with it opportunities to step up and develop wider clinical management skills and experience, where on occasion you will be required to cover the clinical manager.

Commitment to post graduate study is an essential component of this role, either having completed or being on the post graduate pathway to complete within an agreed timeframe, a relevant Post Graduate Diploma.

This is a permanent, 1 FTE position.

This position also includes one to two nights per week on-call from 4:30 pm to 11pm Monday to Thursday. You will be a duty Authorised Officer (DAO) or be prepared to train. This is an excellent opportunity to join and provide leadership in a rural community team.

Our Culture: What matters to us

Ko ngā tāngata, te mātua mahi
Putting people at the heart of all we do

Health is ultimately all about people. What's important around here is the way we care for and respect others, the responsibility taken for delivering outcomes, and going about our work with integrity.

Belonging Here: Becoming part of our story

Being part of the Canterbury District Health Board, you will enjoy a fantastic benefits scheme, the opportunity for flexible working arrangements and ongoing focus on your career development.

If this role has sparked your interest but does not match your skills then please visit our careers website and have a look at our roles that better suit your expertise.

Please apply online, or contact us on [email protected]

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