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Community Mental Health Nurse - Health Pasifika

Location: Porirua, Wellington

Contract: Permanent, full time

Service: Health Pasifika, Mental Health, Addictions & Intellectual Disability Service

About the role

We have a vacancy for a motivated and enthusiastic registered mental health nurse to join our integrated multi-disciplinary team. We offer an exciting work environment and provide the opportunity to work in a variety of clinical and cultural settings, support with your portfolio and on-going professional and cultural development. If you have the following attributes we are looking for you:

  • Well versed with Pacific culture and fluent in one or more Pacific languages (preferred but not essential)
  • Awareness of Pacific peoples’ values and beliefs - in particular Pacific peoples’ perspective of mental illness
  • Ability to work using a team nursing approach within the wider Multidisciplinary Team (MDT), demonstrate values consistent with those of the MHAID 2DHB Services
  • Committed to the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi
  • Practicing in a manner that service users determine as being culturally safe
  • Working effectively with Pacific adult consumers and their families within the Pacific community


  • Provide high quality nursing input through undertaking psychiatric clinical assessment, cultural assessment, treatment planning and reviews, with a recovery focus of Pacific consumers and their families
  • Provide intensive nursing intervention in a care management role when appropriate
  • Undertake comprehensive psychiatric nursing assessments
  • Formulate and develop risk management plans articulating treatment needs
  • Case management and coordinate care for Pacific/consumers and their families
  • Liaison with other health providers and MHAIDS teams, NGOs, PHOs social and government agencies to facilitate care and treatments for service users.
  • Daily clinical documentation of all nursing activities including Pacific consumers and their families
  • Enter data daily

Skills & experience

  • Demonstrated nursing experience working with people with Mental and Addiction health issues
  • Post Graduate certificate in Mental Health Nursing & a current APC
  • Active involvement and progression along the PDRP
  • Good written and verbal communications skills
  • Possess team approach commits to provide person / family centred care, using current evidence to assist people to achieve their optimum health
  • Excellent clinical nursing skills
  • Demonstrated competence in communicating with a wide range of people, leading meetings and documenting outcomes and plans
  • Competent and skilled with Computer programmes
  • Skilled and experienced working with people with moderate to severe mental health issues and Addiction
  • Excellent clinical skills and experience working with Pacific clients with mental health experience
  • Preferably fluent in one or more Pacific languages and an awareness of Pacific peoples’ mental health issues

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 two DHBs - 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 2DHB sub-region – greater Wellington, Hutt Valley and Kapiti.

How to apply

Applications will not be accepted via email. All candidates applying for any of our current vacancies must complete an online application form by clicking the 'Apply Now' button. Please ensure your uploaded CV and cover letter is in either Word or PDF format. If you have queries please email