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Community Mental Health Nurse - West Community

  • 0.8FTE fixed-term, position at West Adult Community
  • Registered with the Nursing Council of New Zealand with a current APC and must have a mental health scope of practice
  • Ability to work both autonomously and as part of a cohesive Multi-disciplinary team.

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

The West Adult Community Mental Health Service is one of four city-based teams that provide an assessment and treatment service for consumers with mental illnesses aged between 18 - 65 years, and work closely with their families/ whanau - both in the community and alongside inpatient services.

The Role: Where you fit in

We are looking for an enthusiastic Registered Nurse to join the West community team as a community mental health nurse who will work closely with consumers and their whanau.

Under the West Community team, the case management position entails providing comprehensive psychiatric assessment, case management, and therapeutic interventions for our clients and their family/ whanau. You will work as a multi-disciplinary team member, where there is a strong focus on returning clients to primary health care sector following specialist input. You will be experienced with managing and responding to crises.

This position requires registered nurses with experience in mental health.

  • Full driver's licence is essential.
  • 0.8 FTE fixed-term (until July 2023).

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.

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.

Please apply online, or contact us on

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