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Community Mental Health Nurse – Te Roopu Whitiora

Community Mental Health Nurse – Te Roopu Whitiora (1.0 FTE, Permanent)

Are you a Registered Nurse with a passion for Mental Health Nursing? Right now, our team at Te Roopu Whitiora, Community Māori Mental Health Team are seeking an experienced nurse to join us. This is a full time role (40 hours per week) based in Whangarei.

Te Whatu Ora Te Tai Tokerau is committed to Te Tiriti o Waitangi and holds stewardship for equitable health outcomes for Māori as Tāngata Whenua as the highest priority.

We are a service committed to ongoing professional and cultural development within the parameters of the expected scope of practise for this position.

We are a close whānau that works collaboratively together and genuinely care about each other. Our sense of belonging is enhanced with a lot of laughter and humour.

About You:

Our ideal applicant will have experience of working with tāngata whaiora and their whānau living with the effects of mental illness in our community and a proven ability to communicate well with tāngata whaiora, their whānau and colleagues, and engage Māori in making choices that enhance their wellbeing.

A commitment to improving health outcomes, cultural safety and quality of care for Māori is desired.

Qualification and skills required:

  • NZ Registered Psychiatric or Comprehensive Nurse
  • NZ full Drivers License
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in acute and/or kaupapa led community mental health nursing practice
  • Knowledge of mental health nursing theory, practice, legal boundaries and ethical concerns

Within this role, you will work alongside other Kai Mahi Māori within a supportive team environment of health professionals that is committed to delivering an excellent clinical and cultural service that reflects the needs of our tāngata whaiora and their whānau.

A career with Te Whatu Ora Te Tai Tokerau will see you action meaningful change in the region we love, and in your professional development – all whilst enjoying everything the stunning North has to offer. You really can enjoy the best of both.

Our people live our Values:

Tangata I te tuatahi People First - People are central to all we do

Whakaute (tuku mana) Respect - We treat others as they would like to be treated

Manaaki Caring - We nurture those around us, and treat all with dignity and compassion

Whakawhitiwhiti korero Communication - We communicate safely, openly and with respect to promote clear understanding

Taumata teitei (hirangi) Excellence - Our attitude of excellence inspires success, competence, confidence and innovation

Vacancy No: NS23-382

Closes: Ongoing