Clinical Nurse Specialist - East Adult Community Service

Job Number: 
Canterbury District Health Board
Work Type: 
Full Time
Closing Date: 
Monday, 30 November 2020

Clinical Nurse Specialist - East Adult Community Service

  • 1 FTE, permanent position available.
  • Professional and clinical leadership role.
  • Excellent communication and expert knowledge is essential. 


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 

Based primarily at Hillmorton Hospital, the East Adult Community Mental Health team provide an assessment and treatment service for consumers with mental illnesses aged between 18 – 65 years. Comprising of a large, multidisplinary team of Registered Nurses, Social Workers, Occupational Therapists, Psychologists and Medical professionals, the East Adult Community Team provides case management and, within hours, crisis support to those under their care. They work closely with consumers’ families/ whanau – both in the community, and alongside inpatient services.


The Role: Where you fit in

This role offers an exciting opportunity for a dedicated and motivated specialist mental health nurse who is looking to expand their career pathway to take on a clinical leadership role in the East Adult Community Team, as a Clinical Nurse Specialist. 


  • You will be an experienced, Specialist Mental Health Nurse, Registered with the Nursing Council of New Zealand with a current APC
  • With your proven ability to lead, you will be an expert at developing and extending nursing practice, assisting with performance appraisals, auditing, quality improvement and providing overall clinical expertise and mentor ship within the team, to enable them to continue to deliver a high standard of care
  • As a role model it is expected you will engage with nursing staff and members of the Multi-Disciplinary Team to ensure effective relationships are developed and maintained, therefore your integrity, excellent interpersonal skills, effective organisational and time management skills and clinical credibility are imperative to the success of this role
  • You will have extensive experience working within mental health, and hold a relevant post graduate qualification or be working towards one.
  • This is a 1 FTE, Permanent position, Monday – Friday hours.


*If you have any questions regarding this position, please don’t hesitate to contact Maggie Orr – Clinical Manager, on 0272309317.


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.

If you are interested in this role please apply now! Only applications submitted via our career site will be accepted.

For additional information about this role please contact us on [email protected]z