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AH23-087 - Registered Health Clinician - Screening and Brief Intervention - ​Mental Health and Addictions Services (1.0 FTE, permanent)

Achieving the best health outcomes for Northland communities starts with expecting the best from ourselves. We ensure every member of our team has the opportunity to develop, grow and stay inspired. Here, you can make an impact on your community and on your own professional development – all whilst enjoying a flexible and healthy work-life balance.

Te Whatu Ora Te Tai Tokerau is committed to Te Tiriti o Waitangi and holds stewardship for equitable health outcomes for Māori as Tāngata Whenua as the highest priority.

About the role

Right now, we are looking for an exceptional Registered Health Clinician to join a dynamic and friendly team in the Emergency Department of Whangarei Hospital. This is a permanent position working 40 hours per week Monday to Friday – with the hours being between 1pm – 9.30pm to meet the demand in ED.

The primary function of the role is to undertake Alcohol and Drug screening and brief and early interventions in the Whangarei Hospital Emergency Department. You will act as a resource and support for the Emergency Department Staff by providing information and education on substance use, motivational interviewing, brief intervention and harm reduction. There will also be support provided on a monthly basis to the Emergency Departments in Bay of Islands and Kaitaia.

The Registered Health Clinician - Alcohol and Drug Focussed Screening and Brief Intervention also provides a range of other services to support the development and function of the team and the organisation as a whole. These activities include: case consultation, staff training and supervision, involvement in service development activities, and research and evaluation-related activities.

There is also opportunity for innovative involvement to help identify opportunities for service development to enhance alcohol and drug services - Rataora Screening and Brief Intervention and Te Ara Oranga.

About you:

This is an advanced clinician role and therefore we are looking for someone with broad clinical knowledge and experience who values teamwork and is an innovative and flexible thinker, motivated by excellent clinical outcomes. This role requires you to be adaptable to change, resourceful and flexible to service needs.

· Registered Health Clinician with a current Annual Practicing Certificate

· Police clearance to meet contractual requirements and the Children’s Act 2014

· A full drivers licence with no limitations

· Experienced with working in a multi-disciplinary team

· At least 3 years clinical experience working within mental health and addictions

· Experienced working within an emergency setting

· Committed to the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi

A career with Te Whatu Ora will see you action meaningful change in the region we love, and in your professional development – all whilst enjoying everything the stunning North has to offer. You really can enjoy the best of both.

Please note, applications will be screened upon receipt and selection activity may commence prior to the closing date.

Our people live our Values:

Tangata I te tuatahi People First - People are central to all we do

Whakaute (tuku mana) Respect - We treat others as they would like to be treated

Manaaki Caring - We nurture those around us, and treat all with dignity and compassion

Whakawhitiwhiti korero Communication - We communicate safely, openly and with respect to promote clear understanding

Taumata teitei (hirangi) Excellence - Our attitude of excellence inspires success, competence, confidence and innovation

Vacancy No: AH23-087

Closes: 22 May 2024