Clinical Nurse Specialist, Rural ACS

Our Purpose: What We’re Here For

When you work with the Canterbury District Health Board, you’re part of something very special. We’re world leaders in the delivery of integrated health care, and we’re always striving to Make It Better. From the carers on the front line working directly with patients and communities, to our talented support teams who enable that care, we plan, fund and deliver health services to the almost 600,000 New Zealanders that live in the Canterbury region. And we’re all about putting people at the heart of everything we do.



Our Culture: What Matters To Us

Ko Te Whatu Manawa Tangata

Putting people at the heart of all we do 


For us to continue putting our communities at the centre of our health system, we’re putting our own people at the centre of everything we do. Because health is ultimately all about people. What’s important around here is the way we care for and respect others, the responsibility that all our people take for delivering outcomes, and that we go about our work with integrity in all we do.


What matters to us is doing the right thing, valuing everyone, and being and staying well ourselves so we can care for our community.


The Role: What This Opportunity’s All About

The Rural Adult Community Service is based on the Hillmorton Hospital site and has a fantastic opportunity for a Clinical Nurse Specialist to join our team which provides clinical care in the Rural Sector across North Canterbury.

As a Registered Nurse with at least five years’ experience working within Adult Mental Health (or relevant senior nursing role) you will be an expert at leading and developing nursing practice, assisting with performance appraisals, auditing, quality improvement and improving overall clinical expertise within the Rural Adult Community Service.

As a role model you will engage with nursing staff and members of the Multi-Disciplinary Team to ensure effective relationships are developed and maintained between the community and both inpatient services and the NGO sector. Integrity, excellent interpersonal skills, effective organisational and time management skills and clinical credibility are imperative to your success in this role. 

Additionally you are required to provide case management to a number of consumers.

Commitment to post graduate study is an essential component of this role, either having completed or being on the post graduate pathway to complete within an agreed timeframe, a relevant Post Graduate Diploma.

This role is fixed term until April 2019 working 1FTE. 

This role is based at the Hillmorton premises with regular travel across north Canterbury



Belonging Here: Becoming Part Of Our Story

Our people enjoy access to a fantastic benefits scheme, flexible working arrangements and a genuine and ongoing focus on career development.


We hope you’ll seriously consider joining us, but if this isn’t a good fit for you, please share the opportunity with your personal networks and help us find our next rock star!


If this particular role isn’t for you, we do have other similar opportunities - please look on our careers page or give us a call to discuss.


Apply online, or to find out more information, please contact Jessica Massey


Phone: 03 337 7923


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

Fixed Term/Contract/Full Time

Job no: 234614

Location: Christchurch

Closing Date: Thursday, 27 September 2018