Clinical Nurse Specialist – Addictions Service

Location: Wairau Hospital, Blenheim with flexibility to travel district wide

  • Be part of a vibrant team committed to client-centred care
  • Work collaboratively to help lead best practice in addictions care across the community
  • Permanent full-time position

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

We are looking for an enthusiastic and experienced Senior Registered Nurse, with extensive clinical expertise in the addictions specialty, to join our district-wide Addictions Service on a permanent full-time basis. 

This role will provide clinical expertise and leadership to ensure safe and effective services to individual clients. The role has a key focus on the teaching of health professionals, patients and whānau through facilitation of both formal and informal learning opportunities. The Addictions Service covers the continuum of care for both adults and children across primary and secondary services. 

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

You will have at least five years working in Addictions tertiary or secondary services, including participating in service and care planning within multidisciplinary teams of professionals, focused on effective delivery of addictions care.

Additional key requirements for the position include:

  • Post-Graduate Diploma in Nursing (minimum) working towards Masters in Nursing qualification.
  • Extensive validated clinical expertise within addictions care and education to people with addictions.
  • Evidence of attainment of Expert Portfolio on the PDRP (or working towards).
  • Current registration and annual practising certificate.
  • Leadership, teamwork and collaboration skills integral to continuity of service delivery.
  • Good time management skills and ability to manage work in a planned and coordinated manner. 

Ā mātou rōpū (About our team)

Nelson Marlborough Health is the main health provider for 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) 

As a key clinical leadership position within the Addictions Service at Nelson Marlborough Health (NMH), the CNS role will provide the next step in advanced nursing practice. You will enjoy working in partnership with patients, whānau and multidisciplinary practitioners providing key evidence based nursing knowledge, practice and leadership to achieve optimum outcomes for people in our community with addiction related health needs. 

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

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

For role specific information please contact Eileen Varley, Manager – Addictions, CAMHS & EIS at or via 027 2284 880.

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

Ref: W20-073 

Applications close: Sunday 19th July

Permanent/Full Time

Job no: W20-073

Location: Wairau Hospital, Marlborough Community

Closing Date: Sunday, 19 July 2020