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Community Mental Health Nurse - Mental Health Service for Older People - Thames

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

The details: Permanent – 80 hours per fortnight

Come and join our dedicated interdisciplinary team of health care professionals.

About the role:

We have a position available for a Community Mental Health Nurses in (MHSOP). While this position is Thames based, it is part of the wider Mental Health Service for Older People team. You will have strong collegial and clinical support from the multidisciplinary team.

As part of the role you will ideally be required to undertake the responsibilities of a duly authorised officer (DAO).

Required skills & experience:

· at least 3 years’ experience in mental health nursing with experience in mental health services for older persons being desirable

· prepared to work with clients who have behavioural and psychological symptoms associated with dementia

· a current annual practicing certificate

· a current driver licence

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

Why us:

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.

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.

· Encouragement to participate and opportunities to lead in service quality improvement initiatives.

Your application:

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

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

Application closing date: 11 July 2021

Values

Theme “People at Heart” – Te iwi Ngakaunui

· Give and earn respect - Whakamana

· Listen to me; talk to me – Whakarongo

· Fair play – Mauri Pai

· Growing the good – Whakapakari

· Stronger together – Kotahitanga

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