Community Mental Health Nurses - South Community

Job Number: 
PC1005823
Company: 
Canterbury District Health Board
Location: 
Christchurch
Work Type: 
Full Time
Part Time
Closing Date: 
Thursday, 26 November 2020

Community Mental Health Nurses - South Community

  • 1 FTE, permanent position as relief community mental health nurse + 0.5 FTE, permanent position as a case manager. 
  • 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 – 65 years, and works closely with their families/ whanau - both in the community and alongside inpatient services. 

 

The Role: Where you fit in

The community mental health nurse position 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. 

There is a relief community mental health nurse position (1 FTE, permanent), where you will be an integral part of the team, and work alongside and assist other case managers with their clients, but you will also be required to manage a small caseload of your own. 

There is also a 0.5 FTE, part time position as a case manager, managing a caseload. 

 

  • 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 license
  • Work within Monday - Friday, work hours. 

 

Please indicate in your cover letter which position you are interested in apply for.

 

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! 

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

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