Associate Clinical Manager – West Community Service

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    Govt NZ Jobs
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    5 months ago
  • Category:
    Govt Jobs
  • Job Type: Ongoing – Full Time
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  • Location: Canterbury
  • Date Advertised: 25-OCT-19
  • Job Reference: NZ/PC05801052
  • Job Title: Associate Clinical Manager – West Community Service
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  • Summary:
  • 1FTE, permanent position available for a Registered Nurse
  • Clinical leadership position, requiring a minimum of five years’ experience in mental health
  • You will either hold or be working towards a relevant post graduate qualification

Our Purpose: Why we do it

When you work with the Canterbury District Health Board, you’re part of something very special. We plan, fund and deliver health services to the almost 600,000 New Zealanders that live in the Canterbury region. Our primary goal is to put people at the heart of everything we do.

The Team: What we do 

The West Adult Community Mental Health team provide an assessment and treatment service for consumers with mental illnesses aged between 18 – 65 years, and work closely with their families/ whanau – both in the community and alongside inpatient services.

Inpatient care is provided through Te Awakura adult inpatient group where the model of care focuses on single integrated multidisciplinary teams, incorporating both inpatient and outpatient teams, providing excellent care to consumer in the least restrictive manner.

The West Community team leads the clinical care delivered to consumers throughout all episodes of care provided for the West of Christchurch.

The Role: Where you fit in

This role presents an exciting opportunity for a dedicated and motivated Registered Nurse, which requires strong clinical and operational leadership skills. You will have developed clinical expertise in mental health over a minimum of five years.

In this role, you will be working in a forward thinking, changing and sometimes challenging environment and be part of an innovative multidisciplinary team who works in collaboration to provide high quality care and treatment for consumers and their family/whanau.

With your proven ability to lead, you will be an expert at developing and extending practise.

  • You will assist with performance appraisals, provide overall clinical expertise and mentorship within the teams, to enable them to continue to deliver a high standard of care
  • You will have well demonstrated leadership qualities and be able to communicate effectively and form positive working relationships at all levels
  • You will be responsible for developing and managing allocated portfolios
  • Facilitate and provide high quality professional practice and provide expert leadership within our service
  • You will demonstrate an ability to work in an integrated and collaborative manner with our inpatient teams and across the wider mental health system
  • It is expected in the role that you are a Duly Authorized Officer for the Mental Health Act, and if not training will be provided
  • You will be working in a roster pattern that includes a combination of both Monday to Friday and 4×2 roster pattern.

Our Culture: What matters to us

Ko ngā tāngata, te mātua mahi Putting people at the heart of all we do 

Health is ultimately all about people. What’s important around here is the way we care for and respect others, the responsibility taken for delivering outcomes, and going about our work with integrity.

Belonging Here: Becoming part of our story

Being part of the Canterbury District Health Board, you will enjoy a fantastic benefits scheme, the opportunity for flexible working arrangements and ongoing focus on your career development.

If this role has sparked your interest but does not match your skills then please visit our careers website and have a look at our roles that better suit your expertise.

Please apply online, or to discuss further becoming a part of our team, please contact:

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