Charge Nurse Manager/Clinical Manager - South Community Mental Health Team
Southern Health
6d ago

Charge Nurse Manager / Clinical Manager South Community Mental Health Team (SCMHT)

Wakari / Dunedin Hospital

  • Take the next step in your career
  • Secondment Opportunity or Fixed Term (up to 12 months)
  • Full-time (1.0 FTE) (Monday-Friday)
  • About the Southern DHB

    Southern District Health Board (Southern DHB) exists to support everyone across our district to live well, and access the right care when they need it, by delivering high quality, patient-centred and equitable health services to our diverse communities.

    We are responsible for planning, funding and providing health and disability services to a population of over 350,000 located South of the Waitaki River.

    Our catchment area encompasses Invercargill City, Queenstown - Lakes District, Gore, rural Southland, Clutha, Central Otago, Maniototo, Waitaki District and Dunedin City.

    This means Southern DHB serves the largest geographic region of all New Zealand's health boards.

    About the Team

    South Community Mental Health Team is one of two teams providing assessment, support and treatment for people experiencing moderate to severe mental illness to the people of Dunedin and surrounding areas.

    The multi-disciplinary Team is made up of 35 individual staff, is based on the Wakari Hospital campus and provides outpatient and home based outreach services.

    About the Role / About You

    A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a suitably experienced and skilled Registered Nurse or Mental Health Professional to join the South Community Mental Health Team in the Charge Nurse Manager / Clinical Manager role for a fixed term of up to 12 months.

    The successful applicant will demonstrate high levels of clinical skill. They will show a clear understanding of the principles underpinning mental health and addiction assessment and treatment and provide effective management and strong but collaborative leadership to the team.

    Previous management and clinical leadership experience is desirable but not essential.

    Key accountabilities of this role include but are not limited to

  • Clinical Leadership of the service : fostering a culture that strives for excellence in clinical service provision within allocated resources.
  • Service Planning and Delivery : leading and managing the service to provide efficient and effective services, and participating in and leading service planning
  • Staff Management and Recruitment : Developing a cohesive and productive team.
  • Financial Management of the service
  • Quality and Risk Management of the service.
  • The Charge Nurse / Clinical Manager will be a Registered Nurse or Registered health professional, with a current APC and have a minimum of five years recent experience in working within a mental health sector, with the ability to practice in New Zealand;
  • will have a relevant post graduate qualification, and proven success in leadership in health related environment, which will complement their experience in, and knowledge of clinical quality, safety and best practice.

    Due to the natural challenges that come with a position that sees you managing staff across a range of professional disciplines it is essential that you have exceptional communication and conflict resolution skills in this role.

    You must be IT savvy and enjoy the coordination of individuals and groups.

    If you are a Mental Health Professional applying for this role please contact the undersigned for a copy of the

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