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Community Mental Health Nurse - Single Point of Entry

  • 0.9 FTE, permanent position
  • Working within Monday - Friday hours, 8.30 am - 4.30/5 pm
  • Must be a registered nurse with mental health scope, and have a current APC.

Our Purpose: Why we do it

When you work with the Canterbury District Health Board, you’re part of something very special. We plan, fund and deliver health services to the almost 600,000 New Zealanders that live in the Canterbury region. Our primary goal is to put people at the heart of everything we do.

The Team: What we do

Single Point of Entry (SPOE) is a person’s initial contact with the mental health services. We streamline the way people are referred for the Adult Community Mental Health Services they require. We are a tight-knit, multidisplinary team made up of registered nurses, social workers and occupational therapists.

The Role: Where you fit in

Put your listening skills to the test in this 'front door of Specialist Mental Health Services'. We are keen to hear from a registered mental health nurse keen on working this permanent, part time position with the SPOE team.

Based at Hillmorton Hospital, the role is centred on being the key point of contact for people needing advice and wanting to access our services, as well as taking referrals and queries from GP's. Drawing on your experience of working in Mental Health you will be able to assess the risk and quickly get a good clear understanding of your caller’s needs.

Working in collaboration with our dynamic and friendly multidisciplinary team, you’ll play a key role in triage and client liaison. Using your excellent risk assessment, communication skills and knowledge of local community resources you will be able to ensure our clients get the right help, at the right time, in the right place.

Community mental health experience could be helpful, but is not essential however previous experience in mental health settings is an essential requirement in this area. You'll be a registered nurse, and have a scope of practice that includes mental health.

Working hours are within Monday - Friday 8.30 am - 4.30/5 pm

This is a 0.9 FTE, permanent position.

Our Culture: What matters to us

Ko ngā tāngata, te mātua mahi

Putting people at the heart of all we do

Health is ultimately all about people. What’s important around here is the way we care for and respect others, the responsibility taken for delivering outcomes, and going about our work with integrity.

Belonging Here: Becoming part of our story

Being part of the Canterbury District Health Board, you will enjoy a fantastic benefits scheme, the opportunity for flexible working arrangements and ongoing focus on your career development.

The Canterbury DHB believes that diversity and inclusion is key to ensure we deliver the best care for our diverse population. The Canterbury DHB is an inclusive and equal opportunity employer that welcomes and respects everyone.

If this role has sparked your interest but does not match your skills then please visit our careers website and have a look at our roles that better suit your expertise.

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