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Community Mental Health Nurse - Perinatal Mental Health

Where you’ll be working: Waiora CBD, 87 Alexandra Street, Hamilton

The details: Fixed term until September 2022 – 72 hours per fortnight

Interested in working with and making a difference in the lives of mothers/persons, babies and whanau within a small specialized multidisciplinary team?

About the service:

We are based in the Waiora CBD building, Hamilton with outreach services provided to rural areas within the Waikato DHB catchment area.

Responsibilities of the role:

You will be an experienced mental health nurse able to conduct quality comprehensive evidence based assessments and therapeutic interventions for women across the perinatal period up to 12 months postpartum.

Required skills & experience:

• Registration with the Nursing Council of New Zealand as a comprehensive or mental health nurse

• A current Annual Practicing Certificate

• A current driver’s licence

• Commitment to working within a Treaty-based framework

• The ability to work both independently and collaboratively with the community

• A team player and committed to team and organisational values

Please click here to view the position description.

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.

The Waikato District Health Board provides a strong professional network where continuing Professional Development is supported.

We welcome applications from those with experience in maternal mental health or a strong desire to work in this area and a willingness to further develop knowledge and skills within a supportive team.

Your application:

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

For further information please contact Heidi Steyn, Charge Nurse Manager, 021 275 2076 or

Application closing date: 11 July 2021


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