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Community Mental Health Nurse - Rural South Sector - Te Awamutu based

Where you’ll be working: Rural South Sector – Te Awamutu base

The details: Permanent – 80 hours per fortnight

We are excited to offer the opportunity for a community mental health nurse (CMHT) to join our vibrant team.

About the service:

The Rural South Team aim to improve lives and give hope to the communities they work with. We are a small, friendly team who embrace diversity and dream big. The team are very supportive of each other and we look forward to welcoming new team members as we continue to grow and plan for future development

About the role:

The role is ‘acute care nurse’ and will mainly be based in Te Awamutu however as part of the Rural South Sector you will need to be flexible enough to support our other bases as and when required.

We are looking for a CMHN with at least 2 years mental health experience, someone who has excellent assessment and communication skills. Someone who can demonstrate how they apply the DHB’s vision and values in to their practice.

The successful nurse will work collaboratively with clients, whanau, MDT, NGO’s and GP’s. The role will have a reduced case load, will support people in crisis, engage with new clients returning to the community from an inpatient setting and provide short term follow up to people who are new to our service.

Please click here to view the position description.

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.

The Waikato DHB supports clinicians to identify their career plan and undertake continuing Professional Development to achieve success. As a team we encourage individuals to develop specialist skills and knowledge as appropriate to their area of work.

Your application:

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

If you would like to discuss this position prior to applying, please contact Kath Blakey on 021 409 812 or (07) 871 3671.

Application closing date: 25 October 2021


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