Registered Nurse - PSAID
Canterbury District Health Board
Christchurch, NZ
4d ago

What we do

PsychiatricService for Adults with Intellectual Disabilities (PSAID) Inpatient Unit, is aninpatient unit based at Hillmorton Hospital that specialises in the assessmentand treatment of people with a dual diagnosis (intellectualdisability and mental illness).

The multidisciplinary team (MDT) actively involves the person in their care whilstcollaborating with their family / whanau.

We focus on a person’s individualskills and abilities to maintain their independence whilst encouraging them todevelop new skills.

We utilise a varietyof communication techniques to support the person to understand their treatmentoptions and to make decisions.

We promote the person to remain engaged with thewider community to maintain their social networks. We advocate a continuum of care, liaising with the community outpatientteam, residential providers and caregivers tosupport successful discharge planning into the community setting.

The Role : Where you fit in

Are youinterested in being part of a team that focusses on and supports :

  • workingwith a person and the people in their lives that are important to them
  • developingtherapeutic rapport, using varied communication techniques
  • distinguishing between someone’s clinicalpresentation as being driven by their mental illness / disability / physicalillness or other factors
  • tailoringrecovery orientated plans to meet the person’s individual needs
  • advocatingfor a person and identifying and managing vulnerabilities
  • provisionof education and skill building techniques to support someone to be asindependent as possible
  • being a teamplayer
  • learningnew skills and being professionally accountable
  • having fun
  • Thesepositions require a current full NZ driver’s license and encompasses shift and weekend work.

    Thereare permanent and fixed term Registered Nurse positions available - fulltime or part time

    Our Culture : What matters to us

    Kongā tāngata, te mātua mahi

    Putting people at the heart of all wedo

    Healthis ultimately all about people. What’s important around here is the way we carefor and respect others, the responsibility taken for delivering outcomes, andgoing about our work with integrity.

    Belonging Here : Becoming part of our story

    Beingpart of the Canterbury District Health Board, you will enjoy a fantasticbenefits scheme, the opportunity for flexible working arrangements and ongoingfocus on your career development.

    TheCanterbury DHB believes that diversity and inclusion is key to ensure wedeliver the best care for our diverse population.

    The Canterbury DHB is aninclusive and equal opportunity employer that welcomes and respects everyone.

    Ifthis role has sparked your interest but does not match your skills then pleasevisit our careers website and have a look at our roles that better suit yourexpertise.

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

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