Community Mental Health Nurse, West Adult Community Service, 0.94 FTE

Applications close 21 February 2019

Our Purpose: What We're Here For

When you work with the Canterbury District Health Board, you're part of something very special. We're world leaders in the delivery of integrated health care, and we're always striving to Make It Better. From the carers on the front line working directly with patients and communities, to our talented support teams who enable that care, we plan, fund and deliver health services to the almost 600,000 New Zealanders that live in the Canterbury region. And we're all about putting people at the heart of everything we do.

Our Culture: What Matters To Us

Ko Te Whatu Manawa Tangata
Putting people at the heart of all we do

For us to continue putting our communities at the centre of our health system, we're putting our own people at the centre of everything we do. Because health is ultimately all about people. What's important around here is the way we care for and respect others, the responsibility that all our people take for delivering outcomes, and that we go about our work with integrity in all we do.

What matters to us is doing the right thing, valuing everyone, and being and staying well ourselves so we can care for our community.

The Role: What This Opportunity's All About

Working for the Canterbury District Health Board - working for the Adult Community Mental Health team as a crisis resolution worker. At its core, our vision is dependent on achieving a truly collaborative, 'whole of system' approach where everyone in the health system works together to do the right thing for the patient and the right thing for the system and our community as a whole.

  • At West you will enjoy being part of a committed and hardworking multi-disciplinary team and as a professional and highly motivated specialist mental health nurse working as part of the crisis resolution arm. You will display a positive can do attitude and have great enthusiasm for this area of work
  • Motivated and flexible, you must enjoy the challenges of working autonomously in this Case Management role
  • Triaging and prioritising your patients appropriately will need your keen attention to detail as well as your assessment and time management skills

Skills and experience:

  • You will be an experienced Registered Nurse with a current NZ practicing certificate and scope in Mental Health
  • You will be a confident practitioner with exceptional patient assessment skills
  • Enthusiastic, motivated, with excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to engage a wide variety of people, is paramount in this role
  • A current full NZ driver's licence

Belonging Here: Becoming Part Of Our Story

Our people enjoy access to a fantastic benefits scheme, flexible working arrangements and a genuine and ongoing focus on career development.

We hope you'll seriously consider joining us, but if this isn't a good fit for you, please share the opportunity with your personal networks and help us find our next rock star!

If this particular role isn't for you, we do have other similar opportunities - please look on our careers page or give us a call to discuss.

Apply online, or to find out more information, please contact Jessica Massey, Recruitment Specialist


Phone: 03 337 7923

Applicants will be progressed as they apply, so if this sounds like you, please apply now!