Community Mental Health Nurses - CAF Access Team

Job Number: 
Canterbury District Health Board
Work Type: 
Full Time
Closing Date: 
Tuesday, 1 December 2020

Community Mental Health Nurses - CAF Access Team

  • Two 1 FTE, fixed term positions
  • Registered Nurse or a Registered Allied Health Professional, experienced in mental health with MH 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 

CAF Access Team receives enquiries and referrals for these specialist mental health services and provides an emergency response with short term follow-up for young people with a psychiatric crisis.

Currently based at The Princess Margaret Hospital we are a small, but growing multi-disciplinary team who work closely together. Your role will involve time in the referral area, including phone triaging, as well as in the emergency function. Clinicians have a range of skills and expertise working with young people up to 18 years of age (older if still at school).


The Role: Where you fit in

There is one fixed term, full time (1 FTE) position for a Registered Nurse available - that starts 25/01/21 and ends 24/01/22 (covering parental leave).

There is another fixed term, full time (1 FTE) position for a Registered Nurse starting from early November and running through to 01/02/21.

This is a challenging role within the Child, Adolescent and Family Mental Health Service, and flexibility is required to adapt to the changing tasks and the individual needs of the clients. It is essential that you have experience in mental health and the ability to communicate effectively with our clientele and external agencies. 

Must be registered with the Nursing Council of New Zealand with current APC, or the appropriate professional body of New Zealand, and must have mental health scope. 


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.

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