Community Mental Health Nurse - East Community, Christchurch, Te Whatu Ora - Health New Zealand Wait

Published 2023-01-23
Expires 2023-02-23
ID #1358836344
Community Mental Health Nurse - East Community, Christchurch, Te Whatu Ora - Health New Zealand Wait
New Zealand, Canterbury, Christchurch,
Published January 23, 2023

Job details:

Job type: Full time
Contract type: Permanent
Salary type: Monthly
Occupation: Community mental health nurse - east community

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Registered with the Nursing Council of New Zealand with a current APC and must have a mental health scope of practice.
Ability to work both autonomously and as part of a cohesive Multi-Disciplinary Team.

Mō te tūnga| About the role

The East Adult Community Psychiatric Service has anexciting opportunity for a registered nurse with mental health experience tojoin their community team. East Sector provides an assessment and treatmentservice for tāngata whaiora (consumers)experiencing mental illnesses and works closely with their whānau (family) - both in the community and alongsideinpatient services. 

Pehea | AboutYou

As a professional and highly motivated nurse, whodisplays a positive attitude and enthusiasm for this area of work, you willenjoy being part of a committed and diverse multi-disciplinary team, you willwork in collaboration with a group of professionals that recognises theimportance of providing quality care and services to their patients, friendsand whānau. Interacting with a variety of stakeholders, youwill have an ability to effectively manage and prioritise a caseload in thiscase management position.

Visit tāngata whaiora in the community, where you will complete home visits or see them in NGO supported residential services or support them on the ward as they transition from inpatient to outpatient care.
Refer and support your tāngata whaiora to engage with community services and resources and assist them in developing and progressing along individual tailored treatment plans.
Support and assist those in your care with their treatment and medication regimes.
Complete assessments alongside psychiatrists and draw on the knowledge from the variety of different professional backgrounds in your team to provide the best possible holistic care.
Respond to crises when they occur - this involves conducting risk assessments, connecting with whānau, coordinating logistics, and working with your team to ensure the most appropriate intervention for your tāngata whaiora.
1 FTE permanent position available
Monday to Fridays, either 0800hr - 1630hr OR 0830hr - 1700hr

Ngā pūkengame ngā wheako | Skills and experience

In order to be successful in this role, the following is required:

Registered with the Nursing Council of NewZealand with a current APC and mental health scope
2+ years - experience working within any area ofmental health
Have a full New Zealand driver - s license
Knowledge of and a commitment to Te Tiriti oWaitangi
Previous experience in an acute mental healthsetting
Excellent interpersonal skills and relationshipbuilding
Thrives in a fast-paced environment in a variedrole

Ngā   hua | Benefits of working at Te Whatu Ora (Health New Zealand)

When you work at the Te Whatu Ora, you are part of a wider whānau that will support you along your journey. We offer great coaching, mentoring and learning outcomes for all staff. We are always improving our facilities across all campuses and have amazing discounts from select retailers, restaurants and business.

Mō mātou |About Us

Specialist Mental Health Services are an interdisciplinary team thatforms part of Te Whatu Ora - Waitaha Canterbury. We are committed toworking and partnering with tāngata whaiora and their whānau. Constantly strivingto work within our philosophy; we develop therapeutic, supportive andempowering relationships with our consumers, enabling them to achieve theirpersonal goals and aspirations.

Tonoināianei | Apply Now

Please submit your most recent resume along with a cover letter statingwhy you believe that you are the ideal candidate for the role highlighting anyskills you have gained along the way.

Applications are only accepted online so please visit our website at complete an application.

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

The Future of the Health Industry

The role that you are applying for is one that may only be performed by a person who has been vaccinated against Covid-19. It is therefore a condition of this application that you are vaccinated against Covid-19. As a person working in the health and disability sector you will come into contact with a large number of people, some of whom may be vulnerable. Without a vaccine, there is the risk that you may contract Covid-19. The requirement to be vaccinated is to keep you safe and also to endeavour to protect others against the potential transmission of Covid-19 as a result of you contracting it in the course of your employment.

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