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Mental Health Nurse - Older Persons

Nau mai, haere mai ki Ūpoko ki te uru hauora.

Location: Wellington, Hutt Valley or the Wairarapa

Contract: Permanent Full time and part-time opportunities available

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

Kōrero mō te tūranga – About the role

This is one of several services within the Mental Health, Addictions and Intellectual Disability Service group, and comprises both inpatient/facilities based and community based service. The inpatient service also known as Te Whare Ra Uta (TWRU) is an inpatient service providing assessment and treatment for people over the age of 65 years who present with a dementia with BPSD (Behavioural and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia) or a recent onset functional illness.

The service aims to keep people in their own homes before and after their admission to TWRU as far as possible, by arranging appropriate home supports. When this is not possible, careful selection of residential placements is sought with families being supported through this process.

Moū – About you

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 to scope you must have mental health)
  • 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.

2DHB requires ALL its employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. We are not accepting applications that do not meet this criteria.

Please note we will be reviewing applications when received and will progress through the recruitment process

Ma tini, ma mano, ka rapa te whai

By joining together we will succeed