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Mental Health Assistant or Enrolled Nurse - Forensic Rehabilitation

Where you’ll be working: Henry Rongomau Bennett Centre, Waikato Hospital

The details: Permanent, 62hrs per fortnight rostered, extra hours are available on a regular basis.

About the service:

The mental health and addictions service deliver a variety of services across the Waikato region. We are a service undertaking a huge programme of change to deliver better outcomes to tāngata whai ora and whānau in our region. Nga iwi Ngakaunui - people at the heart is demonstrated best in mental health and addictions, people really are at the heart of all that we do. We know how important strong relationships are; with people who access our services, with their whānau and with the communities we serve.

About the role:

We are seeking a Psychiatric Assistant or Enrolled Nurse with a specific interest in rehabilitation to join our progressive recovery focused teams and work across the forensic rehabilitation pathway continuum. Puna Whiti, Puna Taunaki have a focus of varying degrees, on developing skills to maximise independence and social inclusion.

Required skills & experience:

• Have experience working in a mental health setting

• Have motivation and drive

• Have the ability to demonstrate a high level of interpersonal and communication skills

• Have a full driver’s license

• Relevant Nursing council registration (for Enrolled nurses)

COVID-19:

The Waikato District Health Board Health & Safety has a policy that includes ensuring that you comply with the Health Order announced 11 October 2021 and with the Waikato DHB’s Vaccine Preventable Diseases for Employees policy. The policy prescribes the required vaccinations including COVID19 for all employees of Waikato DHB. COVID-19 vaccinations are mandatory before you commence employment.

Why us:

The Waikato District Health Board (DHB) is one of the largest of 20 DHBs in New Zealand. We plan, fund and provide health and disability support services to a population of more than 400,000. We run five hospitals across the district – a tertiary hospital in Hamilton, a secondary hospital in Thames, and three rural hospitals in Te Kuiti, Taumarunui, and Tokoroa.

Waikato Hospital in Hamilton is one of New Zealand’s largest tertiary, teaching hospitals with over 600 inpatient beds and 22 operating theatres. Clinical specialities include Women’s and Children Services, Cardiology / Cardiothoracic Surgery, Oncology and Haematology, Surgical services, and Mental Health and Addiction. Waikato Hospital is the Midland regional referral centre for multiple specialties including trauma surgery, oncology, and neurology.

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, to review the position description for Enrolled Nurse click here. To review the position description for Mental Health Assistant click here.

Applications are not able to be accepted via email.

For any queries about the role please contact Robyn Payne in the Recruitment Team on robyn.Payne@waikatodhb.health.nz

Application closing date: 10 April 2022

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