Community Mental Health Nurse - East Community
Canterbury District Health Board (Christchurch)
5d ago
source : Kiwi Health Jobs

About this role

Mō te tūnga About the role

The East Adult Community Psychiatric Service has anexciting opportunity for a registered nurse with mental health experience tojoin their community team.

East Sector provides an assessment and treatmentservice for tāngata whaiora (consumers)experiencing mental illnesses and works closely with their whānau (family) - both in the community and alongsideinpatient services.

Pehea AboutYou

As a professional and highly motivated nurse, whodisplays a positive attitude and enthusiasm for this area of work, you willenjoy being part of a committed and diverse multi-disciplinary team, you willwork in collaboration with a group of professionals that recognises theimportance of providing quality care and services to their patients, friendsand whānau.

Interacting with a variety of stakeholders, youwill have an ability to effectively manage and prioritise a caseload in thiscase management position.

  • Visit tāngata whaiora in the community, where you will complete home visits or see them in NGO supported residential services or support them on the ward as they transition from inpatient to outpatient care.
  • Refer and support your tāngata whaiora to engage with community services and resources and assist them in developing and progressing along individual tailored treatment plans.
  • Support and assist those in your care with their treatment and medication regimes.
  • Complete assessments alongside psychiatrists and draw on the knowledge from the variety of different professional backgrounds in your team to provide the best possible holistic care.
  • Respond to crises when they occur this involves conducting risk assessments, connecting with whānau, coordinating logistics, and working with your team to ensure the most appropriate intervention for your tāngata whaiora.
  • 1 FTE permanent position available
  • Monday to Fridays, either 0800hr 1600hr OR 0830hr 1630hr
  • Ngā pūkengame ngā wheako Skills and experience

    In order to be successful in this role, the following is required :

  • Registered with the Nursing Council of NewZealand with a current APC and mental health scope
  • 2+ years experience working within any area ofmental health
  • Have a full New Zealand driver s license
  • Knowledge of and a commitment to Te Tiriti oWaitangi
  • Previous experience in an acute mental healthsetting
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and relationshipbuilding
  • Thrives in a fast-paced environment in a variedrole
  • Mō mātou About Us

    Specialist Mental Health Services are an interdisciplinary team thatforms part of the Canterbury District Health Board (CDHB).

  • We are committed toworking and partnering with tāngata whaiora and their whānau. Constantly strivingto work within our philosophy;
  • we develop therapeutic, supportive andempowering relationships with our consumers, enabling them to achieve theirpersonal goals and aspirations.

    Tonoināianei Apply Now

    Please submit your most recent resume along with a cover letter statingwhy you believe that you are the ideal candidate for the role highlighting anyskills you have gained along the way.

    Applications are only accepted online so please visit our website at complete an application.

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

    Health Disclaimer :

    The role that you are applying for is onethat may only be performed by a person who has been vaccinated againstCovid-19.

    It is therefore a condition ofthis application that you are vaccinated against Covid-19. As a person workingin the health sector you will come into contact with a large number of people,some of whom are likely vulnerable.

    Without a vaccine, there is a higher risk that you may contractCovid-19. The requirement to bevaccinated is to keep you safe and to endeavour to protect others against thepotential transmission of Covid-19.

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