Clinical Nurse Specialist - Forensic Intellectual Disability Secure Services (Fixed-term) at Te Whatu Ora - Health New Zealand Waitematā, Auckland
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Te Whatu Ora - Waitemata
Clinical Nurse Specialist - Forensic Intellectual Disability Secure Services
- Fixed-term role (22 months)
- 1 FTE (40 hours per week)
- Based in Point Chevalier
The Auckland Regional Forensic Psychiatry Service (ARFPS), based at the Mason Clinic, is the largest forensic mental health service in New Zealand. Services are provided by Te Whatu Ora Waitematā with a catchment area from the Bombay Hills to Cape Reinga, with forensic intellectual disability services extending to Taupō.
The ARFPS provides comprehensive, evidence based secure mental health and intellectual disability services to the four Northern District Health Boards including all courts in the northern region and five prisons.
The Forensic Intellectual Disability Secure Service (FIDSS) aims to build good lives alongside tāngata whaikaha hinengaro (people in pursuit of mental strength and in this case who have an Intellectual Disability), and Whānau using the current best practice to move towards inclusion through safe, person and Whānau-centred care and rehabilitation. The collective values of FIDSS are centred on the key themes of; Rights, Aroha/ Compassion, Choices, Connection, Success and Pono/Honesty.
Therapeutic input to support rehabilitation underpins every interaction with the tāngata whaikaha hinengaro, with person centred, evidenced based and proactive plans that improve a person’s quality of life and support them to make a positive change and there are individual and group therapies provided that are designed to meet the specific identified needs of each tangata whaikaha hinengaro. Rehabilitation is focused on strengths that builds capabilities in people in order to reduce the risk of reoffending
The FIDSS is seeking to enhance the nursing clinical leadership with a Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) position. The CNS role will contribute to advanced practice specialist nursing care in direct care delivery, contributing to the development of integrated service delivery across the continuum of care.
The CNS will contribute advanced forensic intellectual disability (ID) /dual disabilities (DD) nursing knowledge and skills to the assessment, planning, delivery and evaluation of care provided during a tāngata whaikaha hinengaro pathway.
The CNS will be expected to:
- Mentor, coaching and support for Registered and Enrolled Nurses.
- Provide clinical and professional nursing leadership.
- Role model evidence based nursing care in a multidisciplinary team.
- Establish of nursing quality initiatives.
- Manage potential risk associated with a tāngata whaikaha hinengaro by leading timely risk assessments, de-escalation and early intervention strategies.
This role is currently 22 months fixed term - finishing 30th June 2025.
For a copy of the Job Description please click here.
For more information about the position, please contact Carole Schneebeli, Associate Director of Nursing Regional Forensics and CADS, on 021 2427386 and for more information about our recruitment process, please contact Katherine Shinhama, Recruitment Consultant for Mental Health Services on 09 442 7248.
To be considered for this position please click on the "apply now" button on this page or visit our careers website at www.wdhbcareers.com quoting reference number WDHB17182
Closing date: 3 October 2023
Position number: WDHB17182
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|Employer:||Te Whatu Ora - Health New Zealand Waitematā|
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