Registered Nurse - Southland Mental Health Emergency Team
Southern Health
Invercargill, Southland
6d ago

Registered Nurse - Southland Mental Health Emergency Team (SMHET)

Invercargill, Southland

  • Casual Position
  • Dynamic Role!
  • About the Team

    SMHET provides mental health assessment and brief follow up across the Southland district across a 24 hour period / 7 days per week.

    About You

    We are looking for an enthusiastic Registered Nurse to join our team on a casual basis - someone who relishes a challenge and enjoys variety in their work.

    As the service operates 24 / 7 you are required to be flexible in your approach and willing to work in a variety of settings.

    Following initial assessment SMHET offers brief follow up treatment as well as onward referral to appropriate services.

    Candidates must have the following key attributes :

  • Advanced clinical experience
  • Knowledge in acute mental health assessment and treatment
  • Full, clean driver licence
  • Being a Duly Authorised Officer would be advantageous, but we will support you to achieve this should you require
  • You must be registered nurse with a current practicing certificate that allows you to practice in Mental Health
  • About the Southern DHB

    We are responsible for planning, funding and providing health and disability services to a population of over 315,000 located South of the Waitaki River.

    Our catchment area encompasses Invercargill City, Queenstown - Lakes District, Gore, rural Southland, Clutha, Central Otago, Maniototo, Waitaki District and Dunedin City.

    This means Southern DHB serves the largest geographic region of all New Zealand's health boards.

    The Location

    The Southern district offers the benefits of excellent amenities, first class primary through to tertiary education and outstanding recreational opportunities.

    Whether it’s surfing, kayaking or sailing; skiing, hunting or fishing; theatre, live-music or art there’s literally something for everyone.

    Check out for what the region and we can offer you and your whanau.

    Southland is a mixed urban / rural area where housing is affordable and traffic jams virtually unheard of! If you’re looking for a change of environment and a change of scene, then we’d like to talk with you today!

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