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Community Mental Health Nurse - Triage - Thames Coromandel

Where you’ll be working: Manaaki Centre, Thames, Hauraki

The details: Permanent – full time

‘Kia whakakotahi taatou – Working together’

About the service:

The Hauraki Mental Health Service and equity partner Te Korowai Hauora o Hauraki are undertaking a significant transformation to integrate mental health and wellbeing care for all whānau in Hauraki. Together the services will work collaboratively to deliver mental health and wellbeing care in the Thames-Coromandel region to improve outcomes for Māori and wellbeing for whānau.

In addition, the service transformation will provide whānau choice in the services they access, in the right place at the right time and by the right provider.

These changes include connecting whaanau to a range of health and wellbeing services through a single point of entry or ‘waharoa’. If you are interested in working with us to transform mental health and addiction services in Hauraki and are committed to reducing health inequalities for Maaori – tukua mai tāu tātai pūmanawa

About the role:

We are seeking an experienced registered nurse to be part of the Front Door or Waharoa team. The role will be responsible for triaging referrals from GP, community agencies, whānau and individuals themselves. The role will work alongside the Matataki team from Te Korowai Hauora o Hauraki to identify the best pathway or service for whanau / people who present in distress.

The successful candidate will need to develop great relationships with primary care and community providers and be passionate about improving health equity for Maaori.

Required skills & experience:

• Post registration education/learning and experience relevant to the specialty area of mental health

• Registration with New Zealand Nursing Council.

• Meet police vetting requirements

• A current practising certificate.

• A current full NZ driving licence

Whakapā mai mehemea he kōrero, he pātai rānei tāu – taima.campbell@waikatodhb.health.nz

To view the position description please click here

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.

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@waikatodhb.health.nz


Application closing date: Open until filled

Values

Theme “People at Heart” – Te iwi Ngakaunui

• Give and earn respect - Whakamana

• Listen to me; talk to me – Whakarongo

• Fair play – Mauri Pai

• Growing the good – Whakapakari

• Stronger together – Kotahitanga

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