Community Mental Health Nurse – Totara House

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    Govt NZ Jobs
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    3 days ago
  • Category:
    Govt Jobs
  • Job Type: Ongoing – Full Time
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  • Location: Canterbury
  • Date Advertised: 13-MAR-20
  • Job Reference: NZ/1456686
  • Job Title: Community Mental Health Nurse – Totara House
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  • Summary:
  • Permanent, 1 FTE 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

Totara House is a specialist Early Intervention in Psychosis Service, which works with young adults aged 18-30, who have experienced a first episode of psychosis. We are looking for a Community Mental Health Nurse to join our cohesive, client focused, multi-disciplinary team on a permanent, full time basis.

The Role: Where you fit in

As a 1 FTE Nurse Case Manager within our team, you will work with individuals, groups and their families/whanau focusing on assessment and care coordination. Your ability to build and maintain therapeutic relationships with clients, the team and with a variety of agencies in the community will find you developing client focused, engaging and inspiring care plans. You’ll work with a high level of autonomy and think creatively/outside the square to support our consumers.

These are busy roles so you’ll need to be a great communicator and well organised, yet flexible enough to work within an ever changing environment. Your ability to problem solve will serve you well.

Skills and experience required:

  • Registered with the Nursing Council of New Zealand, have a current APC that includes scope of practice for Mental Health and a current full driver’s licence is essential
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively with family/whanau, colleagues and significant others
  • A commitment to quality patient care
  • The ideal candidate would be a Duly Authorised Officer, or at least be prepared to train to be one

Ideally you will also have some experience in drug and alcohol work but this is not essential.

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.

If you are interested in this role please apply now! Only applications submitted via our career site will be accepted.

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