Location: Hamilton, North Island, New Zealand
Commitment: At least two years
|Job Title:||Community Mental Health Nurse|
|Reports to:||Charge Nurse Manager/ Team Leader|
|Professional links to:||Nursing and Midwifery Directorate|
|Health leadership||Staff, no delegation|
(Total number of staff)
|Job Purpose:||As a member of the multidisciplinary team works in a community setting to support service users/tangata whaiora achieve their maximum mental health potential.
Fulfils the role and requirements of key worker in a range of clinical settings, and with specific client groups.
Provides care relevant to the service user and context /setting that can include:
-a therapeutic relationship and utilising recovery and strength-based approach
-assessment, monitoring and evaluation of clinical management
-effective service pathways and options, and seamless transition of care -providing sound advice, assessments and reports.
|Date and version:||05-12-16 v 2|
Vision (Te Matakite)
Healthy People. Excellent care.
Enable us all to manage our health and wellbeing.
Provide excellent care through smarter, innovative delivery Values
Give and earn respect – Whakamana
Listen to me; talk to me – Whakarongo
Fair play – Mauri Pai
Growing the good – Whakapakari
Stronger together – Kotahitanga
The DHB’s code of conduct incorporates the State Services standards of integrity and conduct and sets expectations relating to behaviour in the workplace.
Authorised to deliver the accountabilities required of the Community Mental Health Nurse including:
Management of nursing care accountability.Accountable for nursing practice involving communication and collaboration with the service user/ tāngata whaiora and other health professionals, and a problem solving approach, including but not limited to the following specific areas.
Interprofessional health care and quality improvement accountability
Quality and Patient Safety collective responsibilities
Contribution aligns with the DHB strategy.
Being accountable for own work and provide a high quality service, and contributes to quality improvement and risk minimisation activities.
Read and understand the organisations policies and procedures that have an impact on the role and maintaining understanding is based on the most current version. This includes but is not limited to Corporate Records Management policy, privacy, and information security policies.
Follows established Health and Safety and other policies and procedures to ensure the safety of oneself and others
Work in partnership with Māori patients and whānau to provide culturally responsive and appropriate care and support to improve health experience, outcomes and reduce health inequities.
Knows department emergency response plan and participates in response as applicable to the role.
Domains determined by the Nursing Council of New Zealand Domain One: Professional responsibility.
This domain contains competencies that relate to professional, legal and ethical responsibilities and cultural safety. These include being able to demonstrate knowledge and judgement, and being accountable for own actions and decisions, while promoting an environment that maximises client safety, independence, quality of life and health.
Domain two: Management of nursing care.
This domain contains competencies related to client assessment and managing client care, which is responsive to the client/ clients’’ needs, and which is supported by nursing knowledge and evidence based research.
Domain three: Interpersonal relationships.
This domain contains competencies related to interpersonal and therapeutic communication with clients, other nursing staff and interprofessional communication and documentation.
Domain four: Interprofessional health care and quality improvement.
This domain contains competencies to demonstrate that, as a member of the health care team, the nurse evaluates the effectiveness of care and promotes a nursing perspective within interprofessonal activities of the team.
May be desirable to be undertaking, or have completed, post graduate studies; have undertaken training in psychosocial therapies.
Registered Nurses utilise nursing knowledge and complex nursing judgement to assess health needs and provide care, and to advise and support people to manage their health. They practise independently and in collaboration with other health professionals, perform general nursing functions and delegate to and direct enrolled nurses, health care assistants, and others. They provide comprehensive assessments to develop, implement, and evaluate an integrated plan of health care, and provide interventions that require substantial scientific and professional knowledge, skills and clinical decision making. This occurs in a range of settings in partnership with individuals, families, whanau and communities. Registered nurses may practise in a variety of clinical contexts depending on their educational preparation and practice experience. Registered nurses may also use this expertise to manage, teach, evaluate and research nursing practice. Registered nurses are accountable for ensuring all health services they provide are consistent with their education and assessed competence, meet legislative requirements, and are supported by appropriate standards. There will be conditions placed in the scope of practice of some registered nurses according to their qualifications or experience limiting them to a specific area of practice.
|Health leadership capabilities and competencies.|
|Contribution (national leadership framework be a values leader)
• Models and adheres to the DHBs values, vision, and code of conduct (22) DHB Values
• Provides safe and quality service delivery for patients/ clients/ customers (15) Completes work within required timeframes (62)
|Self and others (national leadership framework engage others).
Seeks opportunities to continuously improve, and works to learn and grow (54)
|Relationships (national leadership framework develop coalitions)
Maintains effective relationships patients/ clients/ consumers/customers, and with peers and the employer, and encourages collaboration and effective group interactions (42)
|Getting results (national leadership framework leading care)
• Is open to learning new things and picks up technical skills in a reasonable timeframe (61)
• Is action oriented and undertakes duties with professionalism and enthusiasm (1)
|Leading change (national leadership framework mobilise system improvements)
Looks for opportunities to improve processes and uses logic and analysis to review information in order to make sound decisions (14)
The numbers in brackets are only applicable to current staff who have a career and development plan.
Director Area Mental Health
Services professional leaders
Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officer
Clinical Nurse Director
Service user advisors
Departments and services
General Practitioners and primary services
Community and service user agencies
Government agencies, including courts and prisons
Other health providers
Tertiary education providers