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Community Mental Health Nurse - Anxiety Disorders Service

Mō te tūnga - About the role

The Anxiety Disorders Service (ADS) provides assessment and treatment to consumers who have a primary diagnosis of an Anxiety Disorder. As an experienced registered 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, Psychology Intern, administration staff and a Physiotherapist.

Pehea - About you

As an experienced mental health nurse, your skills in psychiatric assessment and case management are essential for the success of this role with the opportunity to further develop your nursing practice and gain valuable experience in this specialist area. The successful applicant will receive supervision related to the clients receiving treatment at the Anxiety Disorders Service.

  • 0.6 FTE fixed-term position available (until April 2023) to cover a Secondment

Ngā pūkenga me ngā wheako - Skills and experience

In order to be successful in this role, the following is required:

  • Registered with the Nursing Council of New Zealand with a current APC and mental health scope
  • Skills and experience in assessment and case management.
  • Enthusiasm, motivation, and confidence along with excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to engage a wide variety of people, is paramount in this role
  • Have a full New Zealand driver's licence
  • Knowledge of and a commitment to Te Tiriti o Waitangi

Mō mātou - About us

Specialist Mental Health Services are an interdisciplinary team that forms part of the Canterbury District Health Board (CDHB). We are committed to working and partnering with tāngata whaiora and their whānau. Constantly striving to work within our philosophy; we develop therapeutic, supportive and empowering relationships with our consumers, enabling them to achieve their personal goals and aspirations.

Tono ināianei - Apply now

Please submit your most recent resume along with a cover letter stating why you believe that you are the ideal candidate for the role highlighting any skills you have gained along the way.

Applications are only accepted online so please visit our website at complete an application.

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

Health disclaimer

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. This vaccination requirement includes gaining Booster Doses required to perform your role under the Health Order. 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 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.