Clinical Nurse Specialist, Community Mental Health

Full Time

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Clinical Nurse Specialist (Full Time), Community Mental Health, Te Whatu Ora

Do you want to be part of an Innovative, Challenging, Passionate, Specialist-led service?

We are currently looking for an experienced senior registered nurse who is self-motivated, highly skilled, and passionate about mental health. This senior position is based at Te Rawhiti CMHC in Highland Park. Our service is driven by excellence and has a strong focus on quality improvement as well as providing psychological based treatment interventions.

You will be involved in a range of service initiatives and tasks including:

Supporting our referral pathways, allocating new referrals, and enhancing relationships with primary care

Providing leadership and mentoring to our nursing team and wider MDT

Contributing to other service-related nursing tasks including the running of our IMI/metabolic clinic and transferring the care of service users on clozapine and IMI’s to primary care

Part of the role will require you to implement psychological skills interventions using a wide range of therapy-based models such as CBT, DBT, ACT, compassion focused therapy, sensory modulation, and suicide safety planning. This role would suit someone who is interested in expanding their existing knowledge around therapy models. As part of your role, you will provide time limited, individual skills sessions to service users as well as co-facilitate groups with other clinicians.

If you have experience delivering psychological interventions, effective communication abilities, proven leadership qualities and excellent clinical assessment skills, then we want to hear from you!

This is a full time, working Monday to Friday between 8:00am – 5:00pm


New Zealand Nursing Registration
Current Annual Practicing Certificate
Minimum 5 years post-registration experience in Mental Health
Post Graduate Certificate/Diploma in Specialty Nursing Practice
Extensive knowledge of mental illness and treatment interventions
Full & Clean NZ Driver’s Licence
Proven ability to communicate effectively with General Practitioners and PHO’s
Exceptional leadership skills
Experience implementing psychological skills interventions

Previous experience of working in a variety of clinic settings e.g. GP practice
Triage experience with MH clients
Project management experience
Strategic planning and policy development skills
Formal supervision training
Level 4 Expert Nurse or Senior Nurse PDRP
Master’s degree
Application Number: CMH202312238

Application Closes: 08th April 2024

At Counties Manukau Health people and their lives matter to us. We are a values based and inclusive organisation that is committed to delivering the best health outcomes for our community. To help us achieve this we need a workforce that reflects the population we serve. We strongly encourage applications from all backgrounds who share our values and have a passion to work in our community and would greatly value seeing applicants from our Maaori and Pacific communities. We are also committed to our Disability Strategy, which focuses on people with disabilities; they are our patients, whaanau, community and our staff – all carefully considered in our action plan. Together we will improve the accessibility needs for everyone who has a disability. Our values are Valuing Everyone- Whakawhanaungatanga , Kind –Manaakitanga, Together –Kotahitanga, Excellent- Rangatiratanga. If these are your values too, then join us today.