Clinical Nurse Specialist - Mental Health for Older People and Complex Dementia Care

Employment Type: Permanent FTE: 1 FTE 

Mō Tātou – About Us

Situated in the sunny eastern coast of New Zealand's North Island, the Bay of Plenty really is just that, offering vast golden sand beaches, bush clad mountains, lush farmlands and more. Its pleasant climate means that the area has become a favourite for holiday makers, retirees and those looking for a different lifestyle outside of the main cities.

The Bay of Plenty District Health Board is spread across a vast geographical area and centred across two hospitals based in Tauranga and Whakatāne.  We serve a population of approximately 259,000 for the major population centres of Tauranga, Katikati, Te Puke, Whakatāne, Kawerau and Ōpōtiki.  The BOPDHB is one of the Bay of Plenty’s largest employers with over 4000 staff.

Kōrero mō te tūranga - About the Role

We have an exciting opportunity for a Clinical Nurse Specialist with our Intake Team in the Mental Health Services for Older People Community team.  This permanent, full-time position will be with Mental Health for Older People and Complex Dementia Care. 

The focus is to deliver high quality care to the growing population in the Bay of Plenty. At the heart of our services are our CARE values – Compassion, All-one-team, Responsive and Excellence.

The Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) – Mental Health for Older People and Complex Dementia Care will advance client and family/whānau centred care.  They will provide education and support of older people receiving specialist care in Aged Residential Care and Community settings. 

The role will provide a holistic approach to the care, diagnosis, and treatment option modalities for clients.  It will also include offering consultation, liaison, support, and education to primary care services. 

The Clinical Nurse Specialist will provide a specific focus on secure dementia and psychogeriatric dementia care in Aged Residential Care Homes across the Bay of Plenty DHB. 

We have a commitment to working in partnership and collaboration with consumers, family/whānau and the community. 

Mōu - About You 

The successful application will have a minimum of 3 years of post-graduate mental health experience, preferably with experience in older person’s mental health. 

The successful applicant will be required to have an excellent understanding of mental health conditions, the Mental Health Act, PPPR Act, understanding of capacity assessment work up, a range of therapeutic modalities, dementia/delirium nursing care.

Ko o tatou painga – Our Benefits 

  • In-House career development
  • Highly rewarding role and opportunity to make a difference!
  • Be a valued member of a multidisciplinary team
  • SWEAT, our onsite gym 
  • Free onsite parking 
  • Discounts (with local businesses)

Ngā uarātanga ō ā mātou mahi – Our Values

At the Bay of Plenty District Health Board (BOPDHB) we recruit for our Manaakitanga CARE values. Why do we do this? Because values-based teams deliver better care.

Our manaakitanga CARE values (Compassion, All-one-team, Responsive and Excellence) support each of us to make a difference every day in the things we do and say. Therefore, it's important that when recruiting, we recruit new colleagues who live by our CARE values.

Me pēhea te tuku tono - How to Apply

You can view the position description below and to apply for the role please click “APPLY NOW” 

For tracking and reporting purposes, all applications must be submitted through our online career’s portal. For additional information or to arrange a confidential chat, contact Beth Thomas – Allied Health Team Leader - Mental Health Services for Older People on 07 579 8964

The BOPDHB are committed to improving Māori health outcomes and achieving health equity for Māori through Te Tiriti o Waitangi obligations. It is essential you demonstrate an awareness of Māori indigenous rights and current issues in relation to health and health equity.

Following the update to COVID-19 Public Health Response (Vaccinations) Order 2021, to be employed with Bay of Plenty DHB you will be required to be fully vaccinated as a health care worker.  Evidence of your vaccination status will be required at offer stage.  If you do not meet this criteria, we are unable to progress your application.

All applications must be made online




Job Details

Reference 005002014
Location Tauranga
Work Type Permanent Full Time
FTE 1
Closing Date 06/07/2022



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