Registered Nurses - Psychiatric Service for Adults with Intellectual Disability (PSAID)

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

Registered Nurses - Psychiatric Service for Adults with Intellectual Disability (PSAID)

  • One 0.94 FTE, Permanent position, & One fixed term position - ending December 2021. 
  • Registered Nurses with the Nursing Council of New Zealand with a current APC and mental health scope of practice.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work as part of a supportive 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 Psychiatric Service for Adults with Intellectual Disabilities (PSAID) Inpatient Unit, is a specialist mental health service based at Hillmorton Hospital that provides assessment and treatment options tailored to the needs of intellectually disabled people. Registered Nurses work alongside other specialist staff in a multidisciplinary team, to craft packages of care that enable consumers to learn new skills and ways of managing their illness so that they can return home, be part of their community and lead a good life.  Be part of a team that has celebrated success through comprehensive transition pathways back to community care.


The Role: Where you fit in

The Intellectually Disabled Persons Health (IDPH) Service is seeking an enthusiastic Registered Nurse with mental health experience, highly developed interpersonal skills and a commitment to excellence, to work in our PSAID team: one on a full time, permanent basis, and another in a fixed term capacity (ending December 2021).

Ideally you will have experience working with Intellectual Disability, however candidates with an interest in the area and motivation to learn new skills would also be considered. You will need a mental health scope of practice to be able to work in this field.

The service is after a registered nurses who are responsible, have mature attitudes, and someone who is open to learn and develop in what can be challenging work. You will work both one-on-one with consumers with complex needs, develop and support them in their treatment plans, and participate and be an integral part of the multidisciplinary team.

These positions require a current full NZ driver’s license.

  • There is one permanent, 0.94 FTE position 
  • This a 0.94 FTE, fixed term position available, ending December 2021. 

These roles encompass shift and weekend work. 

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


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.

Apply online, or contact us on [email protected]

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