Clinical Nurse Specialist - Te Whare Manaaki (Forensic Mental Health)
Canterbury District Health Board
Christchurch, NZ
3d ago

We have an exciting opportunity for a senior nurse to progress yourcareer as a Clinical Nurse Specialist within Forensic Mental Health.

Te Whare Manaaki is a medium secure forensic unit that forms part ofSpecialist Mental Health Services and the Regional Forensic Mental HealthService.

Mō te tūnga About the role

As a role model within the service youwill find yourself engaging with nursing staff and members of the multi-disciplinaryteam to ensure effective relationships are developed and maintained.

We provide specialist care for people experiencing a mental illness who have seriously offended or are assessed as high risk for seriousoffending.

This is immensely rewarding work within a dynamic and fulfillingenvironment to work and grow. This is an exciting step for a dedicated andmotivated nurse who is eager to take the next step within clinical leadership.

  • 1 FTE permanent position available
  • Pehea AboutYou

    As the new Clinical Nurse Specialist,you will find yourself developing and extending nursing practice, assistingwith performance appraisals, auditing, quality improvement and providingoverall clinical expertise and mentorship.

    You will enable the team to continueto deliver a high standard of care to our tāngata whaiora (consumers),whilst engaging with nursing staff and members of the multi-disciplinary teamto ensure effective relationships are developed and maintained.

    Ngā pūkengame ngā wheako Skills and experience

    In order to be successful in this role, the following is required :

  • Registered with the Nursing Council of NewZealand with a current APC and mental health scope
  • Extensive experience working within any area of mentalhealth
  • Have a Masters in Nursing, orbe on the pathway to securing one
  • Possess a depth of clinical nursing knowledgeand leadership ability
  • A desire to expand your knowledge about the legal system and the law
  • Self-motivated, flexible and solutions-focused
  • Be an excellent communicator and a naturalpeople person
  • Impeccable time-management skills and processdriven
  • The ability to work autonomously and within ateam
  • Mō mātou About Us

    Specialist Mental Health Services are an interdisciplinary team thatforms part of the Canterbury District Health Board (CDHB).

  • We are committed toworking and partnering with tāngata whaiora and their whanau. Constantly strivingto work within our philosophy;
  • we develop therapeutic, supportive andempowering relationships with our consumers, enabling them to achieve theirpersonal goals and aspirations.

    Tonoināianei Apply Now

    Please submit your most recent resume along with a cover letter statingwhy you believe that you are the ideal candidate for the role highlighting anyskills you have gained along the way.

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

    HealthDisclaimer :

    The role that you are applying for is onethat may only be performed by a person who has been vaccinated againstCovid-19.

    It is therefore a condition ofthis application that you are vaccinated against Covid-19. As a person workingin the health sector you will come into contact with a large number of people,some of whom are likely vulnerable.

    Without a vaccine, there is a higher risk that you may contractCovid-19. The requirement to bevaccinated is to keep you safe and to endeavour to protect others against thepotential transmission of Covid-19.

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