Community & Justice Liaison Nurse - Wellington based

Applications close 16 December 2019

Te Korowai Whariki is part of the Mental Health, Addictions and Intellectual Disability Service, 3DHB, which covers the central regions including Wellington, Manawatu, Whanganui, Hawkes Bay, Wairarapa and Tairawhiti regions. There are four specific areas of provision: Courts, Prisons, Inpatient settings and Community. This role is Wellington based.

In the Prison setting:  

Mental health screening and assessment, case management and treatment
On release of the person from Prison referring the person to a Community Mental health Service. 

In the Court Setting: 

Providing advice, mental state and risk assessment, and recommendation to judiciary. 
Liaising and informal advice to a variety of Criminal Justice agencies including advocates, Police, Probation Services and Corrections staff. 

You will utilize your clinical and medico-legal knowledge and skills to provide quality rapid assessment of those persons identified as having or who may have a mental health and addiction problem. 

We are a progressive service committed to providing a culture of ongoing professional development for staff through regular clinical supervision, excellent professional development and recognition programme (PDRP), regular in-service training and support towards external education.

Requirements:

Registration with the Nursing council of New Zealand as a Registered Nurse or Registered Psychiatric Nurse
Minimum practice at Proficient/Expert level on PDRP or prior experience working in a Senior Nursing role 
A current practising certificate
Post registration learning and experience relevant to the this speciality area

ABOUT OUR ORGANISATION  

Capital and Coast DHB (CCDHB) is located centrally in Wellington and has over 6,000 full-time equivalent staff, making us one of the major employers in the Wellington region. CCDHB operates two hospitals – Wellington Regional Hospital in Newtown and Kenepuru Hospital in Porirua – as well as the Kapiti Health Centre at Paraparaumu. 

The Mental Health, Addiction and Intellectual Disability Service (MHAIDS) spans three DHBs - Wairarapa, Hutt Valley and Capital and Coast DHB’s and includes local, regional, and national services. The local MHAIDS services are provided from multiple sites within the 3DHB sub-region – greater Wellington, Hutt Valley and Wairarapa.  

Here at CCDHB we embrace diversity and welcome applications from people of all gender identities, ages, ethnicities, sexual orientations, disability and religions. A workforce that is diverse and inclusive means that we are better positioned to understand and serve our community. 

CCDHB is a pro-equity Health Organisation, with a particular focus on Māori and Pacific Peoples. 

CCDHB provides a range of specialist services including neurosurgery, oncology, neonatal intensive care and community-based services including district nursing, rehabilitation services, social work, alcohol and drug services, and home support services to a population of around 900,000 people. 

Applications will only be accepted via our careers portal and Seek. All candidates applying for any of our current vacancies must complete an online application form by clicking the 'Apply Now' button. Please submit your CV and cover letter in Word or PDF format. If you have queries, please email Maria.Campbell@ccdhb.org.nz