Mental Health Nurse - Mt Eden Corrections Facilityat Ara Poutama Aotearoa (Department of Corrections)
Ara Poutama Aotearoa (Department of Corrections)
Auckland (Tamaki Makaurau, NZ
1d ago
source : New Zealand Government

About the role

Mental Health Nurses work as part of the Intervention and Support Practice Team which consists of clinical specialists whom deliver mental health services to those most vulnerable people in our care.

Working within a multi-disciplinary approach to care and well-being, your role as a Mental Health Nurse is to provide health services which enhance mental health care for tāne in our management.

Effective clinical caseload management will include triage, assessment and evidence informed treatments that are aligned to best practice mental health service provision, as well as overall promoting the delivery of holistic and recovery-oriented health services across the prison environment.

We are seeking Mental Health Nurses to join our mental health service based in Mt Eden Corrections Facility in Central Auckland.

This opportunity will suit a Mental Health Nurse who demonstrates a strong commitment to culturally safe practice and partnership.

Our teams strive to model expert clinical practice and ensure a strong focus on Humanising and Healing - respecting the human dignity and inherent mana of all people in our care, and their whānau.

Our Mental Health Nurses enjoy genuine work-life balance, a competitive salary, professional developmental opportunities, clinical and cultural supervision, and an environment with a vibrant and supportive team culture.

Ngā pūkenga me ngā wheako Skills and experience

We invite applications from suitably qualified candidates who demonstrate strong alignment to our kaupapa and who can evidence in a written application how they meet the below essential requirements :

  • Registered Nurse who holds a current Nursing Council of NZ Annual Practicing Certificate;
  • Cultural competence - understands the Te Tiriti o Waitangi and its application, and has cultural knowledge and experience of working with and for Māori, whānau and iwi;
  • Demonstrable relevant experience including working with people presenting with acute and complex mental health and / or addictions issues
  • Kano ārai mate KOWHEORI-19 COVID-19 vaccinations

    As part of our COVID-19 response, all people working at Ara Poutama Aotearoa are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to access our workplaces.

    This is to ensure we continue to do all we can to keep everyone safe from the impacts of COVID-19, now and into the future.

    Ko wai mātou About us

    Ara Poutama Aotearoa is a name that has been gifted to us and is our commitment to improving the oranga and safety of the people, whānau, and that of the communities we serve across the motu.

    As a values-led organisation, we use the principles of rangatira (leadership), manaaki (respect), wairua (spirituality), kaitiaki (guardianship) and whānau (relationships) to shape how we work and deliver the outcomes in our strategy - Hōkai Rangi (https : / / careers.

    corrections.govt.nz / strategy).

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