New Entry to Specialist Practice (NESP) - Mental Health & Addictions
The next intake will be in January 2014.
- 0.8-1.0 FTE by negotiation.
Length of programme:
- The programme is for 12 months.
Entry to programme criteria
- be a NZ citizen or permanent resident
- hold a nursing degree from a 3 year NZ nursing programme
- have not practised as a registered nurse in the mental health setting for longer than 6 months, but may be a comprehensive nurse with experience in another area.
The programme aims
- to attract high quality registered nurses who are new to mental health and addictions settings
- to facilitate the development of clinical mental health nursing skills and the integration of theoretical and practical knowledge during the first year of practice
- to support new nurses to achieve a competent level of mental health nursing practice by the end of the programme
- to promote recovery focused nursing practice by ensuring that the programme is representative of all facets of the mental health spectrum and that the recovery philosophy underpins all aspects of the programme.
The programme comprises of two or three clinical placements, targeted learning and development, and support through preceptorship, mentorship and individual clinical supervision.
- rehabilitation/high and complex needs
- mental health services for older people.
- Community placements include provider arm community mental health (CMH) teams such as:
- South Central Sector (London Street)
- North Central Sector (London Street)
- South Rural Sector (Te Awamutu)
- North Rural Sector (Thames)
- and also non government organisations such as:
- Hauora Waikato - includes inpatient and community mental health services
- K’aute Pasifika
- Pathways Trust.
- Placements in specialist community mental health services are also available such as:
- o CAT (Crisis Assessment and Treatment Service)
- o Community Alcohol and Drug Service
- o Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service
- o Forensic Intellectual Disability Service
- o Consult Liaison Service
- o Intellectual Disability - Dual diagnosis
- o Mental Health Services for Older People
- o ACT (Assertive Community Treatment)
- Graduates will wherever possible, have the choice as to which area they would like to be placed.
Professional Development and Recognition Programme (PDRP)
Graduates are required to submit a portfolio at a competent RN level prior to exiting the Programme, as per Waikato DHB PDRP. Nurses who participate in the PDRP are exempt from audit by Nursing Council. Successful programme completion by the graduate will be demonstrated by:
Upon completion the graduate will receive:
- a pass mark in the academic papers provided by Auckland University
- 2 performance appraisals achieving stated competencies. There will be one from each rotation, including objectives for future development
- submission of clinical portfolio by due date.
- a Waikato DHB NESP Programme certificate of completion
- continued employment in the Waikato District Health Board if suitable vacancies exist.
Please ensure you look at the position description below for the graduate nurse. This is what will be expected of all registered nurses employed into the Best Programme at Waikato District Health Board.Graduate Nurse Transition Programme Position DescriptionApplication form
Applications and expressions of interest are welcomed at any time.
We are happy to discuss and provide information relating to the New Entry to Specialist Practice (NESP) - mental health & addiction, opportunities within our DHB – however you should note that for the January 2014 intake, all applications can only be made through the Nursing Advanced Choice of Employment (ACE) web site which will open for applications on 06 August.
Full details on this new application process can be found on the kiwihealth jobs web site under the “ACE” tab.www.kiwihealthjobs.com
ALL applications MUST go to through the Nursing Advanced Choice of Employment (ACE) web site which will open for applications on 06 August.
DO NOT send them directly to the programme coordinator.
For information relating to the New Entry to Specialist Practice (NESP) - mental health & addiction please feel free to contact:Lesley Macdonald
Waikato District Health Board
PO Box 934
Ph: (07) 839 8899 ext 23682