Mason Clinic Regional Forensic Psychiatry Services
Public Service, Mental Health
Mason Clinic is a large organisation with over 400 full time staff employed. We provide a regional forensic service to mentally ill people covering the area north of the Bombay Hills, and for intellectually disabled people we cover the area north of Taupō.
Major clinical and management decisions come out of a multi-level consultation process that is endorsed by a Clinical Governance team. The Clinical Governance group meets monthly and is chaired alternately by the Operations Manager or Clinical Director.
The Regional Manager, Clinical Director, Operations Manager, Heads of Department, Lead Clinicians, Unit Managers and Team Leaders work collaboratively to ensure the safe, secure and efficient operations of each sub-service or team. The day-to-day operations of each of the sub-service teams are managed by Nurses In Charge and/or Team Leaders.
Māori and Pacific Island specific cultural guidance and support is provided by staff who are affiliated to Polynesian tribal/country groups. A kaumātua (tribal elder) and a matai (Samoan chief) are the senior cultural advisors.
Health professionals (Consultant Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Social Workers, Occupational Therapists, Cultural Advisors, Consumer Advocates) are encouraged to meet regularly for co-ordination, planning and group supervision, while administrative and multi-skilled staff keep our organisation running smoothly and maintained.