Clinical Nurse Specialists - Mental Health Inpatient Unit
Lakes District Health Board
Rotorua, NZ
9h ago

Clinical Nurse Specialists - Mental Health Inpatient Unit

Vacancy No : ROT01386


Mental Health Registered Professional Clinical Nurse Specialist, RN

Te Whare Oranga Tāngata o Whakaue Acute Inpatient Mental Health

Permanent, full time (1.0FTE)

Would you like to take advantage of the great lifestyle that Rotorua and surrounding area has to offer, including long sunshine hours, beautiful lakes and forest, and a range of exciting outdoor activities?

An opportunity has arisen in Lakes DHB for an experienced Registered Nurse with acute mental health experience to be our Clinical Nurse Specialist, based in our inpatient setting.

As a Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS), you will contribute to nursing knowledge and skills in assessment of health needs, planning and delivery of nursing care, ensuring this aligns with Te Ara Tauwhirotanga (Model of Care for Mental Health and Addiction Services) & the Mental Health & Addiction (MH&A) Nursing Strategy principles.

Within the acute care setting the focus is to work alongside tāngata whai ora and whānau to achieve maximum health potential that is meaningful to them.

Aspects of the role is an :

  • ability to demonstrate / role model safe, quality nursing practise that is evidence based and reflects best practise.
  • ability to lead and work on Quality Improvement Projects / Initiatives to ensure better outcomes for clients.
  • ability to assess and support staff managing complex care needs, including discharge and transition plans from the ward.
  • ability to undertake audits to identify gaps and improve practice
  • ability to engage in contemporary practice and quality initiatives for improved outcomes
  • with an equity focus, ability to achieve improved outcomes for Māori accessing care
  • You must be a New Zealand Registered nurse eligible to work in Mental Health and have a current APC with a minimum of 5 years post graduate experience in an acute mental health setting.

    Ideally, you will hold a post graduate mental health nursing qualification at Masters level or be working towards that.

    Any queries please contact Ann-Maree Voss, Clinical Nurse Manager, Whare Whakaue 07 349 7997.

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