Community Mental Health Nurse - South Community

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Work Type: 
Full Time
Closing Date: 
Wednesday, 23 September 2020

Community Mental Health Nurse - South Community

  • 1 FTE, permanent position
  • 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

Our Purpose: Why we do it

When you work with the Canterbury District Health Board, you're part of something very special. We plan, fund and deliver health services to the almost 600,000 New Zealanders that live in the Canterbury region. Our primary goal is to put people at the heart of everything we do.

The Team: What we do

The South Adult Community Psychiatric Service provides an assessment and treatment service for consumers with mental illnesses aged between 18 to 65 years, and works closely with their families/whanau - both in the community and alongside inpatient services.

The Role: Where you fit in

This full-time, permanent role offers autonomy in how you go about your day seeing to the needs of your clients in their homes or in-and-about the community, but is underpinned by close collaboration within the multi-disciplinary team you work in, and an ability to effectively respond to, prioritise, and manage intervention and care of your caseload. You will work closely with family/whanau, primary care, community supports, our inpatient teams, and other specialist services.

This is a relief community mental health nurse position, but you will also be required to manage a small caseload of your own:

  • Here is an opportunity to work with a skilled and motivated team of professionals, who recognise the importance of providing quality care and services to their clients
  • Working in this position you will provide excellent holistic case management in partnership with the clients and their families/whanau
  • We have a strong focus on returning clients to the primary health care sector following specialist input
  • To be considered for this role, you will be a registered nurse with experience within mental health and a full clean driver's licence

Our Culture: What matters to us

Ko ngā tāngata, te mātua mahi
Putting people at the heart of all we do

Health is ultimately all about people. What's important around here is the way we care for and respect others, the responsibility taken for delivering outcomes, and going about our work with integrity.

Belonging Here: Becoming part of our story

Being part of the Canterbury District Health Board, you will enjoy a fantastic benefits scheme, the opportunity for flexible working arrangements and ongoing focus on your career development.

If this role has sparked your interest but does not match your skills then please visit our careers website and have a look at our roles that better suit your expertise.

Please apply online, or contact us on [email protected]

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