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Mental Health Nurse - Intellectual (Learning) Disability

Location: Wellington, Hutt Valley or the Wairarapa

Contract: Permanent Full Time (some roles may be .93FTE) or Part-time

Service: Intellectual Disability Services - Mental Health, Addictions & Intellectual Disability Services

Applications will be reviewed weekly.

About Intellectual (Learning) Disability (ID) Forensic Services:

Intellectual (Learning) Disability (ID) Forensic Services is part of the 3 DHB Mental Health Addiction and Intellectual Disability Service Directorate and comprises of adult, youth and community services. Services extend the length and breadth of the country from six bases located in Whangarei, Auckland, Cambridge, Wellington, Christchurch, and Dunedin.

Haumietiketike- the adult inpatient service for offenders with an Intellectual Disability,

The Cottages- an adult step down unit for people transitioning out of the hospital level and back to the community

Hikitia Te Wairua - the national intellectual disability secure forensic youth unit which is co-located with the Youth Acute Inpatient Mental Health Inpatient Unit (Rangatahi) and the National Secure Youth Forensic Unit in the Centre of Excellence at Kenepuru Hospital.

The aim of the Service is to be a leader in the delivery of ID inpatient services. Our ID services are currently going through a period of investment and change, with the introduction of a new service delivery model and a new model of care.Now is an exciting time to join the service to be part of the changes and to influence what the future looks like for this client group.

About the role:

We are seeking experienced registered nurses who have:

  • Post registration education/learning and experience relevant to the specialty area of intellectual disability/learning disability and/or mental health
  • Registration with New Zealand Nursing Council.
  • Meet police vetting requirements
  • A current practising certificate.
  • A full NZ driving licence.
  • A minimum of 2 years relevant experience (is desired).

If you are an overseas nurse interested in moving to NZ, the process involves:

  • Passing the IELTS (Academic)
  • Registration with the Nursing Council of New Zealand (if you have restrictions to scope these must be either mental health or learning disability/intellectual disability)
  • Immigration: Applicants should FIRST establish their eligibility for registration with the Nursing Council of New Zealand & Immigration New Zealand.

If you are an experienced General /Comprehensive trained nurse interested in moving to the MHAIDS sector we are also able to discuss development and education opportunities that will assist you in making this transition.

For the right candidate the Service will offer:

  • A competitive salary package
  • The opportunity to extend your experience and career
  • Access to ongoing professional development and education.

Mental Health, Addiction and Intellectual Disability Service MHAIDS spans three DHBs - Wairarapa, Hutt Valley and Capital and Coast DHB’s and includes local, regional, and national services. The local MHAID services are provided from multiple sites within the 3DHB sub-region – greater Wellington, Hutt Valley and Wairarapa. Te Korowai Whariki services include regional forensic and rehabilitation services covering the Central region while the intellectual disability services extend the length and breadth of the country from six bases located in Whangarei, Auckland, Cambridge, Wellington, Christchurch, and Dunedin.

How to apply:

Applications will not be accepted via email. All candidates applying for any of our current vacancies must complete an online application form by clicking the 'Apply Now' button. Please ensure your uploaded CV and cover letter is in either Word or PDF format. If you have queries please email res-hpnz@ccdhb.org.nz

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