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Community Mental Health Nurse - Mental Health Service for Older People

Where you’ll be working: Mental Health Service for Older People

The details: Permanent – 80 hours per fortnight

We have a rare opportunity for a Community Mental Health Nurse to join our team in Mental Health Service for Older People (MHSOP).

This position is part of the wider Mental Health Service for Older People team. You will have strong collegial and clinical support from the multidisciplinary team.

The successful candidate must:

• Have at least 3 years experience in mental health nursing with experience in mental health services for older persons being desirable.

• Be eager to work with clients who have behavioural and psychological symptoms associated with dementia, and mental health problems.

• Have a current APC and a current full drivers licence.

• Have the ability to work both independently of, and collaboratively with other members of the team, the wider team and community services.

What we can offer:

• Being part of a well functioning and supportive multidisciplinary team.

• Training for DAO responsibilities.

• An opportunity to work in an integrated model with the inpatient and memory services.

• A holistic approach to patient centred care.

To view the position description please click here.

Why us:

The Waikato District Health Board (DHB) is one of the largest of 20 DHBs in New Zealand.

We are a values based and inclusive organisation that is committed to deliver the best health outcomes for our total population. To do this we are working hard to develop a robust and capable workforce that reflects the population we serve. We strongly encourage applicants from all backgrounds with the necessary capability and who share our values to apply and would greatly value seeing more applicants from our Māori communities.

Your application:

Please apply directly online, applications are not able to be accepted via email.

For any queries about the role please Heather Chase on (07) 839 8603.

Application closing date: 17 October 2021


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