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Community Mental Health Nurse - Anxiety Disorders

The Team: What we do

The Anxiety Disorders Service (ADS) provides assessment and treatment to consumers who have a primary diagnosis of an Anxiety Disorder. They are a multi-disciplinary team comprised of a Consultant Psychiatrist, Clinical Psychologists, Clinical Nurse Therapists, Occupational Therapist, Social Worker, Registrar, Physiotherapist, Dietitian and administration staff.

This position will offer you an excellent opportunity to further develop your nursing practice and gain valuable experience in this specialist area. The successful applicant will receive training and supervision and would be mentored by staff expert in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy as applied to a range of anxiety disorders

The Role: Where you fit in:

  • Community Mental Health Nurse - Anxiety Disorders Service - Permanent, full-time
  • As a nurse you will become an integral member of our dynamic multidisciplinary team, comprised of a Consultant Psychiatrist, Clinical Psychologists, Clinical Nurse Therapists, Pukenga Atawhai, Occupational Therapist, Social Worker, Registrar, Physiotherapist, a Psychology Intern and administration staff
  • As an experienced mental health nurse you will bring skills in psychiatric assessment and case management
  • You will be part of a team providing individual and group Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for people who experience anxiety disorders
  • Adhere to guidelines of Cultural Safety and the Treaty of Waitangi

This is a 1FTE permanent position.

Skills and experience:

  • You will be an experienced Registered Nurse with a current NZ practicing certificate and scope to practice in Mental Health Nursing
  • Experience utilising Cognitive Behavioural Therapy with consumers is preferred
  • You will be a confident practitioner with exceptional assessment skills
  • Enthusiastic, motivated, with excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to engage a wide variety of people, is paramount in this role.

Mō mātou - About us

'Ko ngā tāngata, te mātua mahi - Putting people at the heart of all we do'

We are committed to honouring Te Tiriti o Waitangi and its principles by ensuring our partnership with Māori are at the forefront of all our conversations. We believe in improving, promoting, and protecting the health and well-being of the Canterbury the West Coast community.

The culture at Canterbury District Health Board, is driven by our ā Mātou Uara (Our Values):

  • Care and respect for others - Manaaki me te whakaute i te tangata.
  • Integrity in all we do - Hāpai i ā mātou mahi katoa i runga i te pono.
  • Responsibility for outcomes - Te Takohanga i ngā hua

Ngā hua | Benefits of working at CDHB

When you work at the Canterbury District Health Board, you are part of a wider whānau that will support you along your journey. We offer great coaching, mentoring and learning outcomes for all staff. We are always improving our facilities across all campuses and have amazing discounts from select retailers, restaurants and business.

At the DHB, you are part of something greater then yourself and encouraged to your uniquely self.

Tono ināianei - Apply now

Only applications submitted via our career site will be accepted, therefore apply directly on our career site here

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We have a range of clinical and non-clinical roles at CDHB, there could be a place for you!

Please visit our careers website for other roles and find your ideal fit within the Canterbury District Health Board.

Applicants will be progressed as they apply, so if this sounds like you, please apply now!

The Future of the Health Industry

The role that you are applying for is one that may only be performed by a person who has been vaccinated against Covid-19. It is therefore a condition of this application that you are vaccinated against Covid-19. As a person working in the health and disability sector you will come into contact with a large number of people, some of whom may be vulnerable. Without a vaccine, there is the risk that you may contract Covid-19. The requirement to be vaccinated is to keep you safe and also to endeavour to protect others against the potential transmission of Covid-19 as a result of you contracting it in the course of your employment.

Nau mai, haere mai, tauti mai!