Community Mental Health Nurse - Ashburton
Canterbury District Health Board (Christchurch)
Ashburton
2d ago
source : Kiwi Health Jobs
  • 1FTE permanent full time position available
  • Registered with the Nursing Council of New Zealand with a current APC and mental health scope of practice
  • Monday to Friday hours 8am to 4 : 30 pm or 8 : 30 to 5pm (if traveling from Christchurch). There is transport options available from either Timaru or Christchurch.
  • Our Purpose : Why we do it

    When you work with the Canterbury District Health Board, you re part of something very special. We plan, fund and deliver health services to the almost 600,000 New Zealanders that live in the Canterbury region.

    Our primary goal is to put people at the heart of everything we do.

    The Team : What we do

    Our Community Mental Health Team covers a large geographical area, from Rakaia to the Rangitata River and across to the Southern Alps.

    As a professional and highly skilled registered nurse, who displays a positive attitude and enthusiasm for this area of work, you will enjoy working in a committed and hard working multi-disciplinary team.

    You will enjoy the challenges of working at the top of your scope of practice and be supported in achieving and maintaining this.

    The Role : Where you fit in

    A motivated self-starter, you must enjoy the challenges of case management, including assessment, treatment and building relationships with consumers and their families / whanau.

    The ability to work in an integrated manner with our inpatient team and to develop sound working relationships with community resources and services is essential.

    Be part of an organisation that provides an open and friendly approach and fantastic opportunities for skills development.

    Experience in mental health, acute assessment skills and community experience preferred. Ability to work both autonomously and as part of a cohesive Multi-Disciplinary Team.

    You will be expected to do on call work for 1-2 nights per week on our on-call service that works from 4 : 30 pm to 11pm Monday to Thursday.

    You will be a duty Authorised Officer (DAO) or be prepared to train. This is an excellent opportunity to join a rural community team.

    Our Culture : What matters to us

    Ko Te Whatu Manawa Tangata

    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 the Canterbury District Health Board, you will enjoy a fantastic benefits scheme, the opportunity for flexible working arrangements and ongoing focus on your career development.

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

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