Registered And Enrolled Nurses - Forensic Mental Health Service | Hillmorton Hospital, Christchurch

Last update 2024-05-21
Expires 2024-06-21
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Registered And Enrolled Nurses - Forensic Mental Health Service | Hillmorton Hospital, Christchurch
New Zealand, Canterbury, Christchurch,
Modified February 15, 2024


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Registered and Enrolled Nurses - Forensic Mental Health Service | Hillmorton Hospital

Permanent andfixed-term positions available for Registered and Enrolled Nurses with acurrent APC and mental health scope of practice. There could be someflexibility to consider part time, but this will be on a case-by-casebasis. Please note your preference in your cover letter.
Mō te tūnga| About the role
The Forensic Mental Health Service (FMHS) provides assessment, intensive treatment,care and rehabilitation for tangata whaiora (consumers) who, as a result ofmental illness, have seriously offended, or are assessed as high risk forserious offending. The FMHS works across a continuum frominpatient to community settings utilising Nursing case management to meet consumer’s individual needs within amulti-disciplinary team framework, We are dedicated to developing goodworking therapeutic relationships with the person, their family/whanau and thewider health, corrections and justice systems. Our aim is to provide a non-judgemental, holistic and culturallysensitive approach which provides choices to support people with a mentalillness to live a meaningfullife. We place a strong emphasis onrisk management, psychiatric assessment and maintaining the privacy andconfidentiality for those in our care.
Te Whare Mauriora

(The House of Life) is a 13 bed open Forensic Mental Health Rehabilitation wardwhere we work in partnership with consumers in their transition back to thecommunity.
We do thisby providing choices and individualised care that supports people with a mentalillness to live a meaningful life, and all the time assessing and managingrisk.
Te Whare Manaaki

(The House of Healing) is a 15 bed acute mediumsecure (locked) inpatient Forensic Mental Health Unit. People are primarilyadmitted via the Courts for a psychiatric assessment and possible treatment;transferred from prison at the recommendation of the Forensic Prison Team, or thecommunity due to concerns around risk and indicators of major mental illness.
Te Whare Hohou Roko

(The House of Peace) is a 9 bed mediumsecure (locked) inpatient unitthat provides extended support which integrates risk management and recovery forthe person’s treatment.
Pehea |About You
Excellentcommunication and interpersonal skills along with a caring and compassionatenature will see you excel in this area. We pride ourselves on working asa team in collaboration and partnership with consumers and family/whanau. Westrive to work within our philosophy to develop therapeutic, supportive andempowering relationships with consumers, to enable them to achieve theirpersonal goals and aspirations.
The positions are basedon a roster thus flexibility across all shifts (morning, afternoon, andnight) is imperative – the shifts follow a 4 days on, 2 days off rosterpattern (for a full-time position-0.94 FTE).
There are permanent andfixed term positions available. There could be some flexibility toconsider part time, but this will be on a case-by-case basis. Please noteyour preference in your cover letter.
Ngā pūkengame ngā wheako | Skills and experience
In order tobe successful in this role, the following is required:
Registered with the Nursing Council of New Zealand with a current APC and mental health scope;
Previous experienceworking within any area of mental health;
Self-motivated,flexible and solutions-focused;
Knowledge of and acommitment to Te Tiriti O Waitangi.
A current NZ Drivers License is essential forcommunity positions;
For inpatient positions,acurrent NZ Driving License is desirable;
Mō mātou |About Us
Specialist Mental Health Services are an interdisciplinary team that forms part of Te Whatu Ora - Waitaha [Canterbury]. We are committed to working and partneringwith tāngata whaiora and their whanau. Constantly striving to work within ourphilosophy; we develop therapeutic, supportive and empowering relationshipswith our consumers, enabling them to achieve their personal goals andaspirations.
Tonoināianei | Apply Now
Pleasesubmit your most recent resume along with a cover letter stating why youbelieve that you are the ideal candidate for the role highlighting any skillsyou have gained along the way.
Applicationsare only accepted online so please visit our website at

completean application.
Shannon Le Roux –Recruitment Partner


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