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Mental Health Nurse - Intellectual (Learning) Disability

Nau mai, haere mai ki Te Upoko me Te Karu o Te Ika

Location: Wellington, Hutt Valley or the Wairarapa

Contract: Permanent Full time and Part-time role available

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

Mō tō mātou rōpū – About our team

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.

Kōrero mō te tūranga – About the role

We are seeking experienced registered nurses who have:

  • Post registration education/learning and experience relevant to the speciality 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.

E pā ana ki a tatou – About us

Here at the 2DHBs (Capital & Coast District Health Board and Hutt Valley District Health Boards) we embrace diversity and welcome applications from all people, including all gender identities, ages, ethnicities, sexual orientations, disability and religions. A workforce that is diverse and inclusive means that we are better positioned to understand and serve our community.

The 2DHBs are pro-equity health organisation, with a particular focus on Māori, Pacific Peoples, and the Disability Community.

To find out more about us click on the following links:

Capital and Coast DHB

Hutt Valley DHB

Mental Health, Addiction and Intellectual Disability Service

Me pēhea te tuku tono - How to apply

Click the apply now button to send your application directly to us. For further information on this role please email recruitment@ccdhb.org.nz and indicate the job title and vacancy number in the subject line.

We promptly review all applications. If you are highly qualified, you will hear from one of our recruiters.

Ma tini, ma mano, ka rapa te whai

By joining together we will succeed


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