Registered Nurse – Intake Coordinator
Mental Health Services for Older People
Bay of Plenty District Health Board
0.9 FTE (72 hours per fortnight)
We have an exciting opportunity for a Registered Nurse Mental Health to join our Intake Team at MHSOP Community team.
The focus is to deliver high quality care to the growing population in the Bay of Plenty.
You will work with referrers, health partners, referred clients, their families/whanau and the community to provide an effective triage and assessment, to facilitate and implement planned treatment to maximise health and independence in the community:
• Provision of advice and assistance
• Resolution of the mental health crisis
• Facilitating transition along the care pathway for service-users and their families
• Linking consumers to primary care providers and appropriate community agencies
We have a commitment to working in partnership and collaboration with consumers, family/whanau and the community.
The successful applicant will be required to have an excellent understanding of mental health conditions, the Mental Health Act, PPPR Act, understanding of capacity assessment work up, a range of therapeutic modalities, dementia/delirium nursing care. They will also require a minimum of 3 years post graduate mental health experience, preferably experience in older person’s mental health.
At BOPDHB, our values of Compassion, All-one-team, Responsive and Excellence are at the centre of everything we do. We use values-based recruitment to help us recruit people who share our values, as we know this makes a positive difference to job satisfaction and the experience of our patients and their families/whānau.