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Acute Clinicians - Adult Community Mental Health


Two full-time, fixed-term, positions covering staff leave

  • Do you have up-to-date knowledge of mental health and associated issues?
  • Roles for experienced and resilient Registered Nurses, Occupational Therapists or Social Workers able to manage a mixed caseload

Ngā mōhiohio e pā ana ki tēnei mahi (About this position)

Our Adult Community Mental Health teams provide high-quality comprehensive assessment and treatment for adults and their families living in the Nelson/Tasman region. We enjoy a team culture of collaborative practice, openness, humour and respect across disciplines.

As an Acute Clinician you will work a 24/7 roster responding to clients in crisis. This will include overnight on call and receiving triaged referrals from Home Care Medical (HCM), NMDHB Triage Service, and assessment of acute presentations in response to referrals from ED, GPs and Police.

We have two positions available, each working 80 hours a fortnight:

  • Covering leave until 9 May 2022.
  • Covering leave until 7 November 2022.

N.B. Please advise which position(s) you are interested in via your covering letter.

Ko wai he kaitono tōtika? (Who is an appropriate applicant?)

You will be an experienced MH professional with the confidence to work autonomously and the resilience to manage a mixed case load. You will have current knowledge of mental health and associated issues and addictions clinical experience is also desirable. Whilst we are looking for an experienced practitioner - we also recruit for attitude.

Ā mātou rōpū (About our team)

Nelson Marlborough Health is the main health provider for Te Tau Ihu, the top of the south. Nearly 3,000 strong, we are Nelson and Marlborough's largest employer, which means the opportunities here are endless. Our main locations are Nelson and Wairau Hospitals but we are spread across the region and service all parts of the community. Our work can be challenging, but we are up for it. We have a great team and we work hard to make a difference. We value integrity, innovation, respect and teamwork.

Ētahi atu mōhiohio (More information)

Ngā huanga o tēnei mahi (The benefits of this position)

This is an ideal career opportunity if you value being part of a vibrant, committed and professional team that is passionate about delivering positive client outcomes. No one day is the same in Acute Mental Health and a sense of humour is essential.

We provide a great place to work with professional development opportunities, job security, and workplace wellness programmes.

Nelson/Tasman is one of New Zealand's top lifestyle destinations and offers an amazing variety of leisure pursuits, beaches, rivers and national parks with great opportunities for outdoor activities such as kayaking, tramping, skiing, golf, sailing, as well as abundant sunshine and outstanding scenery. For more information on the Nelson/Tasman region visit Nelson Tasman New Zealand Official Tourism & Travel Guide

Me pēhea ahau e tono ai? (How do I apply?)

For general enquiries please contact our recruitment team on or 03 546 1274

If you would like more information please contact Nicola McKay, Clinical Coordinator - Adult Community Mental Health at

Keen to apply now, it's easy. Please fill in our online application form and include a cover letter explaining your interested and which fixed-term position(s) you are interested in.


Vacancies are open until filled (Applications will be reviewed as they are received. We encourage you to apply early.)

Nelson Marlborough Health strongly endorses Te Tiriti o Waitangi.

We believe that to achieve equity in health outcomes for Māori we need a workforce reflective of the population it serves. We strongly encourage applications from candidates who identify as Māori and we recruit for cultural competence.

He waka eke noa. We are all in this together.