About the team
Emergency Psychiatric Services (EPS) provide a 24/7 urgent triage and crisis assessment service in a variety of locations for people experiencing mental health issues.
About you/about the role
As a registered nurse with recent experience working in mental health you will be able to put your knowledge and skills to good use assisting the team to provide emergency mental health assessments.
This is an exciting, challenging and rewarding opportunity to become part of the team at the Emergency Psychiatric Service. Some acute ward experience or community crisis experience would be preferable for this position.
The successful candidate will be a Duly Authorised Officer (DAO) or you will receive specialist Duly Authorised Officer (Mental Health Act 1992 and amendments) training.
All employees of the Southern District Health Board working with in mental health and addiction services are expected to demonstrate a commitment to ‘The Seven Real Skills’ (Te Pou Workforce Development, see www.tepou.co.nz/letsgetreal)
You must be Registered with the New Zealand Nursing Council, hold a current Annual Practicing Certificate and be eligible to live and work in New Zealand.
About the Southern DHB
As a DHB, we are responsible for planning, funding and providing health and disability services to a population of over 315,000 located South of the Waitaki River. Our catchment area encompasses Invercargill City, Queenstown – Lakes District, Gore, rural Southland, Clutha, Central Otago, Maniototo, Waitaki District and Dunedin City.
The Southern district offers the benefits of excellent amenities, first class primary through to tertiary education, and outstanding recreational opportunities. Whether it’s surfing, kayaking or sailing; skiing, hunting or fishing; theatre, live-music or art – there’s literally something for everyone. Check out https://southernhealthcareers.nz/ for what the region and we can offer you and your whanau.
Closing date: Wednesday, 8 April 2020.
Please note that we may begin shortlisting as we receive applications and could withdraw the advertising at any time
For further information please contact Caroline Godfrey, Recruitment Advisor – Mental Health, Phone (03) 214 5769or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Children’s Act 2014
Due to this position having contact with children and the SDHB’s commitment to child protection, you will be subject to ‘safety checks’ under the Children’s Act at the time of hire and thereafter as per the relevant legislation.
Pre-Employment Occupational Health Assessment
In the interests of protecting our people and our patients, all appointments will be subject to an Occupational Health Assessment to confirm suitability and fitness to work in the role you are being considered for.
We only accept online applications. Please apply via our website: www.southerndhb.govt.nz/careers/