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Community Mental Health Nurse - Community Pool

  • 0.47 Community based permanent pool vacancy
  • Registered with the Nursing Council of New Zealand with a current APC and must have a mental health scope of practice.
  • Ability to work both autonomously and as part of a cohesive Multi-Disciplinary Team.

Our Purpose: Why we do it

When you work with the Canterbury District Health Board, you’re part of something very special. We plan, fund and deliver health services to the almost 600,000 New Zealanders that live in the Canterbury region. Our primary goal is to put people at the heart of everything we do.

The Team: What we do

Within the community permanent pool, we have a need for a Community Mental Health Nurse with mental health experience. Primarily based at Christchurch Hospital, you will be providing cover across all community services.

The Role: Where you fit in

Working out of the clinical environment based at the Christchurch Hospital, your professional approach will see you working alongside health professionals in providing access to assessment and treatment advice, for consumers whose presentation includes psychiatric symptoms.

Our short to medium term service is available to patients in the ED and wards at Christchurch Hospital. You will be an experienced Community Mental Health Nurse, familiar and confident with implementing interventions for consumers experiencing psychiatric crises, and will bring a breadth of knowledge, assessment and treatment skills to this permanent, part time position.

This position requires someone who has the ability to work both autonomously and collaboratively in an integrated manner. With your knowledge base, you’ll be well equipped to support staff from a range of professional backgrounds with advice and clinical consultation.

There is one 0.47 FTE, role available, on a permanent basis.

Our Culture: What matters to us

Ko ngā tāngata, te mātua mahi

Putting people at the heart of all we do

Health is ultimately all about people. What’s important around here is the way we care for and respect others, the responsibility taken for delivering outcomes, and going about our work with integrity.

Belonging Here: Becoming part of our story

Being part of the Canterbury District Health Board, you will enjoy a fantastic benefits scheme, the opportunity for flexible working arrangements and ongoing focus on your career development.

If this role has sparked your interest but does not match your skills then please visit our careers website and have a look at our roles that better suit your expertise.

Please apply online, or contact us on

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