Community Mental Health Nurses - CAF Access Team
Canterbury District Health Board
Christchurch, NZ
4d ago

What we do

Our Child, Adolescent and Family (CAF) Access Teamreceives enquiries and referrals for our CAF specialist mental health servicesand provides an emergency response with short term follow-up for young peoplewith an acute mental health concern.

Currently based at The Princess Margaret Hospitalwe are a small but growing multi-disciplinary team who work closely together.

Your role will involve time in the referral area, including phone triaging, aswell as in the emergency function where you will be completing phone triaging,face to face emergency comprehensive psychiatric assessments and if requiredsome brief term follow up.

Clinicians have a range of skills and expertiseworking with young people 0 up to 18 years of age (older if still at school).

This is a permanent part time opportunity workinghours 0.7 FTE so 28 hours per week for a Registered Nurse. How these hours areto be rostered will be a discussion with the manager of working possibly 3 daysone week and 4 days the following week.

The team works Monday to Fridayduring business hours.

The Role : Where you fit in

In this role, you will be responsible for :

  • Phone triaging of young people in crisis in conjunction with their family / whanau;
  • Providing comprehensive psychiatric assessments and interventions to young people in psychiatric crisis and brief case management if felt necessary by multi-disciplinary team;
  • Triaging routine referrals into our CAF services;
  • Working collaboratively with external agencies striving for better health outcomes in our community.
  • Your skills will include :

  • The ability to effectively communicate and work collaboratively with young people, family / whanau, within the team and with other agencies;
  • A minimum of 2 years mental health experience along with knowledge of general mental health assessment or risk;
  • Experience within a Child and Adolescent setting and an understanding of child and adolescent development is advantageous;
  • As some travel is required in this position, a current NZ driver’s license is essential.
  • Must be registered with Nursing Council of New Zealand with current APC and must have mental health scope.
  • Our Culture : What matters to us

    Ko ngā tāngata, te mātua mahi

    Putting people at the heart of all we do

    Health is ultimately all about people. What’s important around here is the way we care for and respect others, the responsibility taken for delivering outcomes, and going about our work with integrity.

    Belonging Here : Becoming part of our story

    Being part of theCanterbury District Health Board, you will enjoy a fantastic benefits scheme,the opportunity for flexible working arrangements and ongoing focus on yourcareer development.

    The Canterbury DHBbelieves that diversity and inclusion is key to ensure we deliver the best carefor our diverse population.

    The Canterbury DHB is an inclusive and equal opportunityemployer that welcomes and respects everyone.

    If this role hassparked your interest but does not match your skills then please visit ourcareers website and have a look at our roles that better suit your expertise.

    The role that you are applying for is one that mayonly be performed by a person who has been vaccinated against Covid-19.

    It is therefore a condition of this application that you are vaccinated againstCovid-19. As a person working in the health and disabilitysector you will come into contact with a large number of people, some of whommay be vulnerable.

    Without a vaccine, there is the risk that you maycontract Covid-19. The requirement to be vaccinated is to keep you safeand also to endeavour to protect others against the potential transmission ofCovid-19 as a result of you contracting it in the course of your employment.

    Applicants will be progressed as they apply, so if this sounds like you,please apply now!

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