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Mental Health Nurse - Intensive Recovery Service

Location: Wellington, Hutt Valley or the Wairarapa

Contract: Permanent Full Time or Part-time

Service: Mental Health, Addictions & Intellectual Disability Services

Applications will be reviewed weekly.

About the Intensive Recovery Service:

The Intensive Recovery Sector provides services within the Wellington and Hutt areas. The two adult acute inpatient units, Te Whare O Matairangi, TeWhare Ahuru provide 24 hour inpatient services to people who require short-term hospital care to assist with their recovery. The Crisis Resolution Service is a community mobile team that focusses on providing services to those who have urgent mental health needs. The service responds to people in urgent situations and seeks to resolve crises by supporting people in the least restrictive setting. The Consultation Liaison teams provide mental health assessments to patients who may require this while they are under the care of the general hospital. The team also offers advice and treatment recommendations to hospital staff for people under their care. The Team for Assertive Community Treatment (TACT) provides services to people with long-term mental health problems. They provide therapy, treatment and education as well as supporting clients with practical issues, such as connecting them with help from Work and Income New Zealand (WINZ). Te Roopu Āramuka Whāroaroa is a small team that works alongside TACT. They specifically work with people who are homeless but do not necessarily have a mental health illness.

About the role:

We are seeking experienced registered nurses who have:

  • Post registration education/learning and experience relevant to the specialty area of mental health
  • Registration with New Zealand Nursing Council.
  • Meet police vetting requirements
  • A current practising certificate.
  • A full NZ driving licence (not compulsory for all areas).

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 you must have mental health as your scope)

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