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Community Mental Health Nurse / Duly Authorised Officer – Community Assessment & Treatment Team (1.0FTE)

Are you seeking that role with real impact and meaning? Would you like to see the tangible outcome of your work, in your community, every day? At Northland DHB, we’re driving health equality for Te Tai Tokerau, and we want you to be a part of our diverse and passionate whānau.

Join Northland DHB and you’ll quickly discover you’re more than part of the team – you belong to our whānau. Right now, we have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Registered Comprehensive or Psychiatric Nurse / Duly Authorised Officer to join our Whangārei based Acute Spectrum Specialist Service – Community Assessment & Treatment Team (CATT).

Northland DHB is committed to Te Tiriti o Waitangi and holds stewardship for equitable health outcomes for Māori as Tāngata Whenua as the highest priority.

Our team provide an awake 24 / 7 service with a rotating 4 on 4 off 12-hour shift roster model and are committed to ongoing professional and cultural development.

In this role you will work alongside other Kai Mahi within a supportive team environment of health professionals that is committed to delivering an excellent clinical and cultural service that reflects the needs of our tāngata whaiora and their whānau.

To be successful in this role you will:

  • Have registration with the NZ Nursing Council and hold a current practicing certificate
  • Hold a current clean drivers licence
  • have experience of working with tāngata whaiora and their whānau living with the effects of mental illness
  • have a proven ability to communicate well with tāngata whaiora, their whānau and colleagues
  • be able to engage Māori in making choices that enhance their wellbein

If you are committed to improving health outcomes, cultural safety and quality of care for Māori – we would love to hear from you.

A career with Northland DHB 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.

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: NS21-140

Closes: 7 July 2021



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