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After Hours Clinical Coordinator

After Hours Clinical Nursing Coordinator (Predominately working afternoons) – District Wide

Mental Health Addiction and Intellectual Disability Services

Based at Wakari Hospital (Dunedin)

Salary Band – $110,000 to $117,000 p.a prorata + Kiwisaver


  • Opportunity to advance your leadership skills
  • Great Nursing Professional Development + opportunity to make a difference
  • Permanent up to 0.9 FTE (36 hours per week)
  • Competitive salary + paid overtime + Free carparking


Mō te tūranga | About the role

Are you a Registered Nurse with expert Mental Health nursing experience looking for a new opportunity? 

We have an established District wide role for an experienced registered nurse who will provide nursing advice and leadership afterhours.

Recent experience working within the mental health sector is essential along with a track record of demonstrating excellence in practice and proven leadership ability.


The successful candidate will be expected to role model specialist mental health nursing care based on substantial theoretical knowledge in a mental health setting and work with nursing staff to continually develop practice. You will support inpatient units and crisis teams across the District by providing advice around managing challenging clients, assisting with bed management and supporting staff after hours.


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Mōu ake | About you

You will demonstrate sound professional judgement, strong leadership skills and a clear commitment to high quality care and the development of the Service.   The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate relevant experience and knowledge of patient safety, staff management, Trendcare and the ability to think outside the square.  You will also be required to have up to date knowledge on the strategic documents that currently influence service improvements and be able to articulate this to the MHAID workforce.


Key accountabilities of this role include but are not limited to

  • Clinical Leadership of the service: fostering a culture that strives for excellence in clinical service provision within allocated resources.
  • Assisting with Staff Management and Recruitment:  Developing a cohesive and productive team.
  • Assisting with the Financial Management of the service.
  • Quality and Risk Management of the service.


Mō mātou | About us

Te Whatu Ora - Southern has the largest geographical coverage of all the New Zealand regions, providing services to 350,000 people in diverse communities. We take pride in all the services we provide, and our aim is to improve, promote and protect the health of our region. We believe that our dedicated and passionate staff are a significant driving force behind the achievement of these standards, and we need more like-minded people to help us continue providing for our community.


You will be a Registered Nurse, with a current NZ Practicing certificate; with a relevant post graduate qualification, and proven success in leadership in a health related environment, which will complement your experience in, and knowledge of clinical quality, safety and best practice.  A minimum of five years’ experience in working in the field of Mental Health is essential


Utu whānui |Salary range

This role belongs to NZNO / DHBs Collective Agreement and falls between the Step 1 ($110,704 p.a) and Step 2 ($117,907 p.a prorata) of the designated senior nurse scale grade 1.


Otepoti | Dunedin

 A lifestyle that is hard to beat!  Dunedin is a wonderful place for families, with great educational facilities (primary through tertiary) and many activities available for all ages.  Some of New Zealand’s most famous national parks, ski fields and wineries are within easy driving distance.  To find out more about living here please click the following link: There’s literally something for everyone.  Check out  for what the region and we can offer you and your whanau.


Rā mōnehu |Closing Date: 14 October 2023

Due to the fast-paced nature of what we do, our vacancy close dates may be subject to change. Don’t delay, make sure you apply as soon as possible.


Tono ināianei | Apply now

We only accept online applications. Please apply via our website:

For further information please contact Mikayla Hamilton, Recruitment Advisor,

If you currently work for Te Whatu Ora- Health New Zealand - Southern , please apply for this role via our internal careers site, found here:  Pulse > Applications > Corporate > SuccessFactors


Pre-Employment checks

In the interests of protecting our people and our patients, all appointments will be subject to:

  • Occupational Health Assessment
  • Police Vetting / Ministry of Justice safety checks
  • Serious misconduct checks (previous Public Service departments and statutory Crown entities only)
  • Covid-19 Vaccination is expected for all Workers at higher risk of workplace exposure to COVID-19 through face-to-face patient interaction, working in clinical areas and contact with potentially infectious materials and surfaces.


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