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Nurse Coordinator, Quality and Patient Safety, Mental Health (VID: 6382)

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Location: Palmerston North Hospital
Service:
Position Type: Nursing
Appointment Type: Permanent/Fulltime
Close Date: 28/08/2022
Quality and Patient Safety, Mental Health & Addictions Services
 
Te Whatu Ora, Health New Zealand Te Pae Hauora o Ruahine o Tararua MidCentral (MidCentral) provides healthcare services to over 180,000 people across the Manawatu, Horowhenua and Tararua regions.  With a large hospital campus at Palmerston North, the health care provider also provides key health care and support services to neighbouring communities.
 
To comply with the current Health Order, MidCentral requires ALL its employees to be fully vaccinated (and boosted as applicable) against COVID-19. We will not accept applications that do not meet this criteria.
 
MidCentral actively seeks Māori into our workforce to reflect the community we serve.
 
Te Uru Rauhi, Mental Health and Addiction Services have an exciting opportunity for an experienced and enthusiastic Mental Health and Addiction Leader. The Mental Health and Addiction Leader is a member of the Senior Leadership Team in Te Uru Rauhi. This role is integral for Mental Health and Addiction services across the rōhe.
 
Mental Health and Addictions Services at Te Whatu Ora MidCentral are moving towards a wellness and recovery-focused approach that encourages interconnectedness socially, spiritually, physically and environmentally and encompasses the aspirations to achieve ‘WAIORA’ flourishing individuals, whānau, and communities. This new service model delivery approach will support the achievement of whānau whaiora. The Nurse Coordinator will report to the Associate Director of Nursing, Mental Health & Addiction Services, this role will be pivotal in ensuring in the delivery of safe, efficient, and comprehensive contemporary high quality, person and whānau centred clinical services.
 
The successful candidate will:
  • Be an experienced mental health and addiction practitioner who can demonstrate an understanding of delivering a person and whānau first service delivery model
  • Enhance Maori, community partners and network relationships along with proficient clinical leadership knowledge and attributes to facilitate the development of whānau ora and works towards eliminating the barriers faced by the person and their whānau as they move through the continuum of care
  • Have excellent communication skills, including the ability to develop, maintain and strengthen their relationships with stakeholders
  • Role model diverse leadership and has strengths in influencing and relationship building in a way that encourages strength, diversity and kotahitanga (unity) within the team.
The successful candidate will be offered the ability to contribute to the vision of providing Te Mātāpuna o te Ora – connected care for Mental Health and Addiction Services for whānau to ensure flourishing resilient hapori/communities and have the opportunity to join an organisation that is committed and focused on contributing to equity of health outcomes. We are looking for a candidate who is excited by change, who is committed to ensuring quality culturally responsive care that will influence the way in which we lead transformational service design and delivery.

For more information or an informal visit, please contact:
Jon Gullidge – Associate Director of Nursing and Operations Lead
Email: jon.gullidge@midcentraldhb.govt.nz
Mobile: 027 347 5851

MidCentral District Health Board is committed to ensuring that children and young people are safe from abuse and harm. As part of our commitment to children and young people, and in line with the Vulnerable Children Act 2014, appointment to positions that involve regular or overnight contact with children will include worker safety checks. These checks are in addition to the requirement to have a satisfactory police clearance. Further information will be provided to shortlisted candidates. More information about the Vulnerable Children Act 2014 is available from the Ministry of Vulnerable Children website. 

Te Whatu Ora, Health New Zealand Te Pae Hauora o Ruahine o Tararua MidCentral (MidCentral) provides healthcare services to over 180,000 people across the Manawatū, Horowhenua and Tararua regions. With a large hospital campus at Palmerston North, it also provides key health care and support services to neighbouring communities.

For further information:
Human Resources
Private Bag 11036
Manawatu Mail Centre
Palmerston North 4442
vacancy@midcentraldhb.govt.nz

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