Clinical Nurse Manager - Inpatient Unit, Mental Health


  • Permanent, Full-time Clinical Nurse Manager Inpatient Unit
  • Expert leadership and management knowledge with excellent clinical skills

Ehara taku toa i te toa takitahi, ēngari taku toa he toa takatini.

My strength is not the strength of one, it is the strength of many

What you’ll do with your time

Working for the West Coast District Health Board – working for the Community. At its core, our vision is dependent on achieving a truly collaborative, ‘whole of system’ approach where everyone in the health system works together to do the right thing for the patient and the right thing for the system and our community as a whole.

We are looking for an experienced nursing practitioner to carry out a variety of complex and clinically driven tasks including:

  • Ensures that all nursing practice is safe, legal, effective and responsive to the needs of the patients.
  • Develops an environment, which places a responsibility and authority for decision making at the level closest to the situation.
  • Understands and practises the principles of quality management and continuous improvement. 
  • Demonstrates effective management of complaints, incidents and hazards as per policies and procedures.

To be successful in this role it is essential you have the following:

  • Registered with the NZ Nursing Council with the scope to practice within Mental Heath with a current Nursing Council of NZ Practising Certificate.
  • Holds post graduate management or Nursing qualification or working towards this.
  • Demonstrate the ability to develop and implement a nursing care delivery system.
  • Minimum of 3 years of post-registration experience with recognised clinical experience/expertise
  • A commitment to staff development and research based practice and a commitment to relevant professional development.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills including communication, negotiation and conflict resolution across all disciplines and occupational groups.
  • Understanding of financial management in an operational area.
  • Understand the national direction for the Health Quality Safety Commissions projects for Zero Seclusion and Connecting Care

Nāku te rourou nāu te rourou ka ora ai te iwi

With your basket and my basket, the people will live

What we are about

We are unique and like no other in New Zealand with a close-knit community where your work will make a real difference.

We will help you grow as a leader in rural health with a continued focus on your career development

We continue to break new ground and shape our health system to wrap care around patients in their communities.

Why us

This isn’t a job for just anyone, joining us means sharing our goals and values and being dedicated to all West Coast communities and our team, as we seek to become a centre of excellence in rural health care. We offer competitive benefits, flexible working arrangements and a relocation scheme to the successful candidate.

What’s Next

If this role does not match your skills, please visit our careers website for more opportunities within our organisation.

Please apply online or to discuss further becoming part of our team, please contact: Tracey Sutherland | Recruitment Partner. 

Email: Tracey.Sutherland@cdhb.health.nz

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

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Permanent/Full Time

Job no: WC240541

Location: Greymouth

Closing Date: Thursday, 5 August 2021