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Clinical Nurse Educator - He Puna Waiora - Inpatient Adult Mental Health Services

  • State of the art Inpatient Unit
  • Practice in new innovative ways
  • Based on the North Shore of Auckland

Are you a Senior Registered Mental Health Nurse wanting to work in one of New Zealand’s newest and most advanced Adult Acute Inpatient Units? A place where you’ll go home at the end of your shift knowing you played a very important part in the recovery of service users and feel the satisfaction of doing something that really counts?

He Puna Waiora meaning "a pool of wellness" is a 37 bed Adult Acute Inpatient Unit designed to provide a high level of flexibility in the use of acute beds. There are a number of sensory & comfort rooms with multiple lounges, relaxation and programme spaces for service users. 

We are currently recruiting for a Nurse Educator, who will have a primary focus on delivering a clinical education to nurses, mental health care assistants and allied health.

This role will provide an opportunity for you to apply your skills in working collaboratively with others to provide education to new graduate nurses and less experienced staff in orientation, coaching and role modelling, follow up of audits and implementing and identified areas/practice. You will also develop a coordinated in-service schedule and provide training to staff in metabolic screening, lead the facilitation of SPEC, Safewards and Smoke Free whilst providing support and role modelling to staff on the floor.

This role also involves some workforce development planning, working with governance, clinical and consumer groups, to identify where our workforce capability and competence can be strengthened through education initiatives.

As a member of the Adult Inpatient Leadership Team you will report to the Charge Nurse Manager, and be supported by a small group of experienced colleagues involved in education, quality and improvement and senior nursing. You will have a background in clinical practice and clinical experience within mental health services. You will demonstrate excellent relationship skills, and excellent oral, written and presentation skills. You will be motivated and ready to apply your skills and enthusiasm for supporting others to grow their knowledge and skills, and to support our services to deliver quality health outcomes.

To be considered for this role, the following are required:

  • Tertiary qualification in a relevant health field
  • Recent mental health clinical experience (within the last 6 months)
  • More than five years health sector experience
  • A current APC and registration
  • Experience and/or qualification in adult learning
  • Recent experience in a medium to large health organisation

If you meet the above criteria and would like to be considered for this exciting opportunity, please apply online through our careers website at quoting reference number WDHB13311 or click on the “apply now” button on this page.

For more information about these vacancies, please contact Louise Jamieson, Clinical Charge Nurse and for more information about our recruitment process, please contact Bairavi Thavarasa from Recruitmenton 09 442 7241.

For a copy of the position description, please click here.

Closing Date: 9 December 2021

Position Number: WDHB13311