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Community Mental Health Nurse, Occupational Therapist or Social Worker - ACT

Where you’ll be working: Assertive Community Treatment Team (ACT), Waikato Hospital

The details: Fixed term until 1 April 2022, 40 hours per week (1 FTE)

The ACT team have an exciting opportunity for an experienced mental health clinician to join their team.

This is a full time position and includes weekend and on-call work (80 rostered hours per fortnight + on call)

About the service:

The ACT team is a 7 day a week service that operates Monday to Sunday 0800-1630 hours with an on-call roster Monday to Friday 1630-2030 hours. The ACT team is a high functioning multidisciplinary team that supports Tangata whaiora who have complex health and social needs with their recovery.

Required skills & experience:

We are looking for an experienced, dynamic clinician who is a team player and committed to the team and organisation's values.

You won’t hesitate to pitch in and support Tangata whaiora or your team!

What we offer:

  • A supportive team/team culture.
  • An MDT environment that will continue to grow and develop your skills/knowledge and expertise.
  • An environment that supports best/evidence-based practice.
  • Access to ongoing education/development including post graduate education.

Why us:

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

We plan, fund and provide health and disability support services to a population of more than 400,000. We run five hospitals across the district – a tertiary hospital in Hamilton, a secondary hospital in Thames, and three rural hospitals in Te Kuiti, Taumarunui, and Tokoroa.

Waikato Hospital in Hamilton is one of New Zealand’s largest tertiary, teaching hospitals with over 600 inpatient beds and 22 operating theatres. Clinical specialities include Women’s and Children Services, Cardiology / Cardiothoracic Surgery, Oncology and Haematology, Surgical services, and Mental Health and Addiction. Waikato Hospital is the Midland regional referral centre for multiple specialties including trauma surgery, oncology, and neurology.

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 contact Robyn Payne in the Recruitment Team on or email

Application closing date: 27 June 2021


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