About the role
The Mental Health Support Worker (MHSW) is part of the unregulated health workforce and therefore must always work under direction and / or delegation of a Registered Nurse (RN).
The MHSW role is task-specific and has defined boundaries.
The MHSW is part of a collaborative health care team; they assist the RN to meet the tangata whaiora needs when it is appropriate for the RN to delegate aspects of care to a trained unregulated health MHSW role.
The MHSW contributes to the successful operation of the nursing team and as such is a valued team member in meeting tangata whaiora goals of care within the rehabilitation pathway.
The RN may delegate aspects of the care activities to MHSWs when the work does not require professional nursing knowledge, judgement and skill.
The MHSW must seek guidance and supervision when needed. The MHSW may also be allocated service activities or duties that contribute to the service function and delivery.
MHSW working hours are normally rostered and rotating but this will depend on the area of practice.
Specific training will be provided to ensure the MHSW has appropriate skills according to the employer and service expectations.
The MHSW gives and receives feedback on their performance in an annual performance appraisal with the manager.
Mō tō mātou rōpū About our team
Tawhirimatea is 29 bed safe care facility rehabilitation unit for up to 29 people within Te Korowai Whariki s Rehabilitation Service.
This is a regional innovative supportive service working with tangata whaiora in supporting their journey with a multi-disciplinary team approach.
We advocate for best practice, sharing of ideas, and the continuum of change management processes to align with our vision.
Moū About you
You will need to be able to work collaboratively within a team; be able to support nurses by directly assisting them to undertake care activities.
You will bring your active listening skills, solution focus approach to fostering tangata whaiora to achieve their identified goals within their pathway journey.
You will have the ability to take on new learning where required to support your role within the team as well as good active listening skills and good communication skills with your team members and tangata whaiora.
This is an exciting opportunity to join a team of clinicians who are committed to promoting excellent public relations through positive interactions with tangata whaiora, whanau and their communities.
E pā ana ki a tatou About us
Here at the 2DHBs (Capital & Coast District Health Board and Hutt Valley District Health Boards) we embrace diversity and welcome applications from all people, including all gender identities, ages, ethnicities, sexual orientations, disability and religions.
A workforce that is diverse and inclusive means that we are better positioned to understand and serve our community.
The 2DHBs are pro-equity health organisation, with a particular focus on Māori, Pacific Peoples, and the Disability Community.
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