Primary Care Nurse (Community Mental Health ) - Taylor Centre
Counties Manukau Health
Manukau, Auckland, New Zealand
7d ago

Primary Care Nurse Taylor Centre (Community Mental Health Centre) Permanent 0.9 FTE Position.

  • Well established team in Ponsonby
  • Innovative service
  • Supportive, positive professional culture.
  • Taylor Centre provides a range of assessment and recovery focussed treatment options for adults experiencing serious mental illness and severe psychological disorders.

    This is achieved in collaboration with the person experiencing the mental health issues, their family / whanau, local communities, the person’s primary health care team and the Taylor Centre multi-

    disciplinary team. We are looking for a motivated registered nurse with experience in primary care and a genuine interest in enhancing the physical health and wellbeing of people experiencing major mental health challenges.

    Responsibilities include a leadership role in initiatives designed to address poor physical health outcomes for people experiencing enduring mental illness and severe psychological disorders.

    This will entail both individual and group interventions. A sound knowledge of community based physical health initiatives is desirable.

    This position will contribute substantially to the provision of metabolic screening for people who require this and liaison with GPs and primary practice teams.

    The role will also involve organising and running scheduled clinics to provide intra muscular medications and other appropriate physical health interventions.

    We welcome applications from registered nurses experienced in primary care. You must be a NZ registered RN with a current APC and at least 2 years primary care practice experience.

    You must also be credentialed in the Mental Health programme for practise nurses. We are a values based and inclusive organisation that is committed to deliver the best health outcomes for our total population.

    To do this we are working hard to develop a robust and capable workforce that reflects the population we serve. We strongly encourage applicants from all backgrounds with the necessary capability and who share our values to apply and would greatly value seeing more applicants from Maori and Pacific communities.

    Our organisation values diversity, inclusivity and empathy. If you do too, apply now and join us to make a positive difference and to do your life’s best work at Auckland DHB .

    If you are located overseas, we are happy to discuss relocation with you. This is a permanent part time role (0.9 FTE), working Monday to Friday, based in Ponsonby.

    A full and clean NZ driver’s licence is essential in this community based role. Click here for a position description. For more information, please contact Tim Holdaway (Clinical Team Leader), on 0064 21 400 971 or tholdaway adhb. To express interest, please apply online at http : / / / to job number : CEN09362 For any query or help applying online please contact Jimmy Mathews (Recruitment Consultant) on by email : jimmy.

    mathews Auckland DHB is committed to the application of the Vulnerable Children Act 2014 and its intent to improve the safety of all children.

    This position is not a Children’s Worker as defined by the Act. Applications close 28 October 2018 For the biggest health sector job board in New Zealand, visit


    This position is NOT a children's worker under the Vulnerable Children Act

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