Mental Health Professional - Psychogeriatric Service
Health ProfessionalNZ
Porirua Community, New Zealand
31d ago

The Psychogeriatric Service is predominantly acommunity based service with a 16 bed specialist inpatient unit located onthe Kenepuru campus.

The purpose of the Psychogeriatric service is toprovide comprehensive assessment and case management working interdisciplinaryacross CCDHB and wider community agencies including aged residential caresector.

The Psychogeriatric Service provides assessment, treatmentand rehabilitation to people with a :

  • Recent onset functional illness over the age of 65.
  • Dementia at the extreme end with features of BPSD (behavioural and psychological symptoms of Dementia).
  • We work as a multi-disciplinary team which coversWellington, Poriria and Kapiti Coast area. We are seeking a highly motivated clinician who has proven ability towork autonomously whilst also possessing a clear understanding of how to workas part of a multi-

    disciplinary team. The team consists of a Consultant Psychiatrist, nurses, a social worker and an occupational therapistsupported by an administrator.

    Referralsare received and allocated each morning and all first up assessments along withcase reviews are taken to the weekly multi-

    Requirements :

  • New Zealand Registration and a current practising certificate.
  • Five years mental health experience.
  • Two years psychogeriatric experience.
  • Applications willonly be accepted via our careers portal and Seek. All candidates applying forany of our current vacancies must complete an online application form byclicking the 'Apply Now' button.

    Please submit your CV and cover letter in Wordor PDF format. If you have queries, please email : Lauren.Swan

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