Nurse educator - Specialist Mental Health Services

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Work Type: 
Full Time
Closing Date: 
Monday, 27 January 2020

Nurse educator - Specialist Mental Health Services

  • 0.5 FTE permanent position available
  • Have a depth of mental health experience with a passion for adult education
  • Registered with the Nursing Council of New Zealand with a current APC

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 people 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

The Specialist Mental Health Services training unit is part of the Divisional Support team, which coordinates the delivery of mandatory and other courses delivered under the SMHS Workforce Delivery Framework.

The Specialist Mental Health Services (SMHS) provided by the Canterbury District Health Board are at the leading edge of mental health service delivery. Our services are provided by a number of outpatient, inpatient, community-based and mobile services throughout Canterbury. We offer a wide range of specialty areas, including: Adult Community; Adult Acute; Rehabilitation; Child, Adolescent and Family; Forensic; Alcohol and Drug; Intellectually Disabled Persons' Health, and more.

The Role: Where you fit in

Reporting to the Nurse Consultant, Workforce Development at the Specialist Mental Health Services Training Unit based on site at Hillmorton Hospital, you will work from a holistic approach to our nursing care, which values least restrictive practice and other evidence based nursing best practice.

You will demonstrate your ability to contribute to the professional development of staff throughout Specialist Mental Health Services. This position has responsibility for the SMHS Talking Therapies portfolio, and you will come with a strong clinical background in this area.

You will be someone who has a passion for adult education, has some exposure in this area such as, but not limited to: preceptorship, in-services or class-room based teaching experience and a desire to develop this role and your own capability to meet the needs of the service

You will be clinically sound, understand the value of partnership with consumers and all that influence positive outcomes for them and their families, displaying integrity, humility and respect to your practice at all times

Your excellent interpersonal skills and your ability to adjust to a variety of adult learning styles will be imperative to this role.

The successful candidate will be supported in growing into this challenging, diverse and rewarding role.

This is a 0.5 FTE, permanent position.

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.

The Canterbury DHB believes that diversity and inclusion is key to ensure we deliver the best care for our diverse population. The Canterbury DHB is an inclusive and equal opportunity employer that welcomes and respects everyone.

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.

Applications are only accepted online so please visit our website at complete an application.

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