27 September 2023 • College News

Job Vacancy: Nurse Manager - Acute Adult Inpatients and Acute Patient Flow. Bay of Plenty Mental Health and Addictions Employment Type: Permanent - 1 FTE

He Kōrero mō te tūranga – About the Role

We are excited to be able to offer a new Senior Nurse role for the Bay of Plenty Mental Health and Addictions service. The available position is working within the acute adult mental health and addiction inpatient units (Te Toki Maurere in Whakatāne and Te Whare Maiangiangi in Tauranga) as the Nurse Manager for Acute Adult Inpatients and Acute Patient Flow.  

The role provides strategic leadership and service improvement activity to enable quality outcomes for Tangata Whaiora and to ensure that service standards and care delivery align with Te Whatu Ora – Health New Zealand standards and contemporary mental health and addiction strategies, transformation, and practice. The role will contribute to and enable achievement of Te Pae Tata (Interim New Zealand Health Plan 2022) in the domain of Oranga Hinengaro.

You will work with Whakatāne and Tauranga clinicians in a number of cross-district service relationships that include addiction services and mental health services for older people.  This includes working with a multi-disciplinary clinical team and liaising with other services that have an acute interface. 

This is a rare opportunity to work across the district looking after the diverse Eastern and Western Bay of Plenty population in a period of substantial and systematic transformation within the mental health and addiction services.  Our sites are part of teaching schemes for student nurses and new graduate entry to specialist practice. 

There is a strong commitment to embed Te Tiriti o Waitangi in the service through the achievement of ‘Toi Ora’ – flourishing descendants of Toi. Improving health equity for Māori, Pacific and disabled peoples are cornerstones of our health system transformation.  

He Korero mōu – About You 

You will be an enthusiastic, courageous and passionate nursing clinician who is suitably qualified as a Senior Registered Mental Health Nurse with excellent problem-solving skills, coordination, operational and acute mental health care experience. 

Experience in leadership including quality improvement and performance reporting is an important requirement. 

We are looking for someone who:

  • Is an excellent problem solver and can remain calm under pressure 
  • Has a full range of clinical mental health & addictions skills and knowledge 
  • Has varied clinical experience in an acute care setting in coordination, operations or management roles
  • Post graduate diploma in nursing or actively working toward this
  • Has confidence and competence practicing in mental health and addiction
  • Has experience in successfully partnering with Māori and their whānau to deliver services that are culturally safe and elevate Te Ao Māori solutions for effective care.

It’s important to us that we work in a positive team culture, and we welcome creativity, being open to a challenge and thinking outside the box.  We value how we care for each other, and make sure that we make space for celebrations and fun. 

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.

Te Whatu Ora – Health New Zealand, Hauora a Toi Bay of Plenty is spread across a vast geographical area and centred across two hospitals based in Tauranga and Whakatāne.  We serve a population of approximately 308,000 for the major population centres of Tauranga, Katikati, Te Puke, Whakatāne, Kawerau and Ōpōtiki.  Te Whatu Ora Hauora a Toi Bay of Plenty is one of the Bay of Plenty’s largest employers with over 4000 staff.

Ko o tatou painga – Our Benefits 

  • Access to ongoing in-house professional development including the Toi Ora System of Care
  • Commitment to staff wellness and healthy working practices (e.g. We support work life balance and flexible work arrangements whenever possible)
  • Highly rewarding role and opportunity to make a difference!
  • Be a valued member of a multidisciplinary team
  • Subsidised onsite hospital gym membership 
  • Free flu vaccinations
  • Free onsite parking 
  • Discounts (with local businesses)

Ngā uarātanga ō ā mātou mahi – Our Values

At Te Whatu Ora Hauora a Toi Bay of Plenty (formally Bay of Plenty District Health Board BOPDHB) we recruit for our Manaakitanga CARE values. 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 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 Claire McGowan Blair 07579 8182

Due to this position having contact with children and Te Whatu Ora Hauora a Toi Bay of Plenty commitment to child protection, you will be subject to ‘safety checks’ under the Children’s Act at the time of hire and thereafter as per the relevant legislation.


Job Details

Reference 005003168
Location BOP
Work Type Permanent Full Time
Closing Date 31/10/2023