Registered Nurse, Community Mental Health - South Taranaki
Taranaki District Health Board
New Plymouth, NZ
3d ago

Hawera Hospital, Hawera, South Taranaki

1.0 FTE (80 Hours per fortnight)

Permanent Position

A vacancy exists for a qualified Registered Nurse to work in our rural Community Mental Health Team. The geographical area of work will be South and Central Taranaki which includes Hawera Hospital as well as satelite clinics in areas such as Stratford, Patea and Opunake.

You will be part of a multidisciplinary team of specialist's providing mental health assessments, case management, coordination and activating appropriate support services to enhance skills and recovery for people.

This position will provide you with the opportunity to :

  • Undertake a key worker role for identified clients within the Multidisciplinary Team
  • Assess, monitor and deliver specialist interventions regarding mental state and risk management
  • Work with Service users / Tangata Whaiora, family / whanau and other involved parties with the organisation and community to maintain effective therapeutic and working relationships
  • Suitable cadidates will have :

  • Recent Mental Health experience preferably in a community setting
  • Excellant written, verbal and non verbal communication skills
  • Expertise in Mental State examination and Risk assessment
  • Ability, skills and knowledge to implement appropriated nursing interventions
  • Ability to work autonomously to manage a caseload, support other team members and respone to routine and crisis situations
  • Excellant problem solving and communication skills
  • In Taranaki, it is easy to achieve an enviable lifestyle without having to compromise your career path. The region's amazing mountain, rivers, lakes, fantastic coastline and outstanding surfing and tramping opportunities, masses of parks and gardens, as well as a major events calendar, make it a great place to live and work.

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