13 March 2022 • College News

Job Vacancy: Clinical Nurse Coordinator – Older Persons’ Mental Health

Permanent/Part Time

Job no: N22-176

Location: Alexandra Hospital

Closing Date: Thursday, 31 March 2022

Older Persons’ Mental Health, Community Team

Location: Alexandra Hospital, Richmond, Nelson

  • Permanent, 0.8FTE position with extra duties available
  • Hours and days of work can be negotiated with suitable applicant
  • Bring your enthusiasm and clinical experience to supporting some of the more vulnerable members of our community
  • Permanent, 0.8FTE position with extra duties available

Ngā mōhiohio e pā ana ki tēnei mahi (About this position)

The Older Persons’ Mental Health Community team provides psychiatric and geriatric care for the older members of our community. We aspire to provide high quality care to patients in the community with mental health needs and/or complex age related health conditions. We work in partnership with our patients, their families, the clinical team and community carers and supports to achieve the best possible health outcome for the patient.

The Clinical Nurse Coordinator (CNC) will work in partnership with the Nurse Manager to provide operational and clinical leadership and to facilitate high quality, safe and effective client-focused care. The CNC has responsibility for the day to day running of the community service, including triaging of referrals, facilitating admissions and clinical oversight of a multi-disciplinary team. The OPMH community service is based at Alexandra Hospital; however the role includes coordination for Wairau based service.

This role will do the following:

  • Provide specialist nursing advice, support and expertise
  • Improve the experience for consumers, including their family and whanau
  • Develop effective relationships with partners in care including primary health and Aged Care sector
  • Ensure that quality systems are in place across the service
  • Challenge and identify barriers to service effectiveness and efficiency and work with key stakeholders to implement changes, to provide more effective and timely care/interventions

Ko wai he kaitono tōtika? (Who is an appropriate applicant?)

You will be a Senior Registered Nurse with mental health and / or older persons’ experience. Ideally you will have a strong leadership background and be able to lead the team through periods of change and uncertainty.

You will act as a role model for contemporary mental health nursing and professional nursing practice and will be held in high-regard by your peers. You will be passionate about equity and service delivery and committed to ongoing development and further enhancing the capacity of your team.

For the health and safety of staff and patients all NMH staff are required to be vaccinated in accordance with the COVID-19 Public Health Response (Vaccinations) Order 2021.

Ā mātou rōpū (About our team)

Nelson Marlborough Health is the main health provider for Te Tau Ihu, the top of the south. Nearly 3,000 strong, we are Nelson and Marlborough’s largest employer, which means the opportunities here are endless. Our main locations are Nelson and Wairau Hospitals but we are spread across the region and service all parts of the community. Our work can be challenging, but we are up for it. We have a great team and we work hard to make a difference. We value integrity, innovation, respect and teamwork.

Ētahi atu mōhiohio (More information)

Ngā huanga o tēnei mahi (The benefits of this position)

You will be joining a small, motivated and well-functioning team committed to supporting the best possible health outcomes for our elderly patients. You will also have opportunities to network with other parts of DHB service and the Aged Care sector. We provide a great place to work with professional development opportunities, job security, and workplace wellness programmes.

Nelson / Tasman is one of New Zealand’s top lifestyle destinations and offers an amazing variety of leisure pursuits, beaches, rivers and national parks with great opportunities for outdoor activities such as kayaking, tramping, skiing, golf, sailing, as well as abundant sunshine and outstanding scenery. For more information on the Nelson/Tasman region visit

Me pēhea ahau e tono ai? (How do I apply?)

For general enquiries please contact our recruitment team on or 03 546 1274

For further information please contact Christine Ball, Nurse Manager – Older Persons’ Mental Health on

Keen to apply now, it’s easy. Please fill in our online application form.


Applications close Thursday, 31 March 2022.

Nelson Marlborough Health strongly endorses Te Tiriti o Waitangi.

We believe that to achieve equity in health outcomes for Māori we need a workforce reflective of the population it serves. We strongly encourage applications from candidates who identify as Māori and we recruit for cultural competence.


He waka eke noa. We are all in this together.