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Registered Mental Health Nurse

We have an exciting opportunity for a casual Registered Nurse Mental Health to join our Mental Health Services for Older People (MHSOP) In Patient Unit.

The focus is to deliver high quality care to the growing population in the Bay of Plenty. At the heart of our services are our CARE values – Compassion, All-one-team, Responsive and Excellence.

The role comprises of nursing older people experiencing an acute mental health condition, dementia with behavioural and psychological symptoms, complex delirium, or palliative dementia care You will work with the wider Multidisciplinary team, clients, their families/whànau, and the community to provide an effective assessment, facilitate and implement planned treatment to recovery maximising health and independence. The focus of care is person centred/recovery models of care/palliative care.

The successful applicant will be required to have experience in acute mental health and gerontology nursing care. They must have a range of therapeutic modalities, a good understanding of dementia/delirium nursing care, and a working understanding of the Mental Health Act. The successful candidate will have experience preferably in older person’s mental health.

For further enquiries please contact Sharon Linwood, Clinical Nurse Manager on (07) 579 8959.

The Bay of Plenty District Health Board has an innovative culture where staff share the principles of Compassion, All-One-Team, Responsive and Excellence in their daily work. The successful applicant will have to provide evidence they are compassionate, team spirited, responsive to needs and with an attitude of always striving for excellence.

The BOPDHB are committed to improving Māori health outcomes and achieving health equity for Māori through Te Tiriti o Waitangi obligations. It is essential you demonstrate an awareness of Māori indigenous rights and current issues in relation to health and health equity.

All applications are to be made online.

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