Clinical Nurse Specialist - Older Persons Mental Health at Canterbury District Health Board (Christchurch)
Canterbury District Health Board (Christchurch)
Christchurch, NZ
3h ago
source : New Zealand Government Jobs
  • 1.0FTE
  • Professional and clinicalleadership role.
  • Excellent communication andexpert knowledge is essential.
  • Our Purpose : Why we do it

    When you work withthe Canterbury District Health Board, you re part of something very special. Weplan, fund and deliver health services to the almost 600,000 New Zealandersthat live in the Canterbury region.

    Our primary goal is to put people at theheart of everything we do.

    The Team : What we do

    The Older PersonsMental Health team (primarily based at The Princess Margaret Hospital) has afocus on assessment and management of older adults with mental illness and / orcognitive disorders.

    The team provides comprehensive assessment of the mentalhealth of older people, whilst aiming to optimise the patient s level offunctioning, offering specialist treatment, care, support and education.

    An opportunity hasbecome available for a Registered Nurse to join the team in the Older PersonsMental Health Community team.

    This is a rewarding role, working with consumersexperiencing acute mental illness and cognitive impairment.

    The Role : Where you fit in

    This role offers anexciting opportunity for a dedicated and motivated Registered Nurse who islooking to expand their career pathway to take on a clinical leadership role asa Clinical Nurse Specialist.

  • You will be anexperienced, Registered Nurse, Registered with the Nursing Council of NewZealand with a current APC
  • You will have apassion for the health of older adults with a sound understanding of holistichealth approaches for this population
  • With your provenability to lead, you will be an expert at developing and extending nursingpractice, assisting with performance appraisals, auditing, quality improvementand providing overall clinical expertise and mentor ship within the team, toenable them to continue to deliver a high standard of care
  • As a role model itis expected you will engage with nursing staff and members of the Inter-DisciplinaryTeam to ensure effective relationships are developed and maintained, thereforeyour integrity, excellent interpersonal skills, effective organisational andtime management skills and clinical credibility are imperative to the successof this role
  • You will haveextensive experience working within mental health, and hold a relevant postgraduate qualification or be working towards one.
  • Our Culture : What matters to us

    Ko ngā tāngata, te mātua mahi

    Putting people at the heart of all we do

    Health isultimately all about people. What s important around here is the way we carefor and respect others, the responsibility taken for delivering outcomes, andgoing about our work with integrity.

    Belonging Here : Becoming part of our story

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

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

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