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Registered Mental Health Nurse - Case Manager

We have an exciting opportunity for a Registered Nurse with Mental Health experience to join our friendly, passionate and knowledgeable team at our specialist Mental Health Services for Older People.

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.

You will work collaboratively with referrers, health partners, referred clients, their families/whānau and the community to provide an effective triage and assessment, to facilitate and implement planned treatment to maximise health and independence in the community:

  • Provision of advice and assistance
  • Resolution of the mental health crisis
  • Facilitating transition along the care pathway for service-users and their families
  • Linking consumers to primary care providers and appropriate community agencies

The successful applicant will be required to have a comprehensive understanding of mental health conditions, and complex dementia. Working knowledge of the Mental Health Act, PPPR Act, and understanding of capacity assessment work up.

The successful application will preferably have a minimum of 2 years post graduate mental health experience, and preferably experience in older person’s mental health

We have a commitment to working in partnership and collaboration with consumers, family/whānau and the community. You will be joining an enthusiastic and knowledgeable team who are happy to share their learning with you and support you in your professional development.

For further enquiries please contact Claire McGowan Blair – Manager/Acting Nurse Leader - Mental Health Services for Older People on 07 579 8182

Our values of Compassion, All-one-team, Responsive and Excellence are at the centre of everything we do. We are looking for someone who demonstrates, exudes and embeds behaviours consistent with our Manaakitanga values as well as the above skills and experience.

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.

Following the update to COVID-19 Public Health Response (Vaccinations) Order 2021, to be employed with Bay of Plenty DHB you will be required to be fully vaccinated as a health care worker. Evidence of your vaccination status will be required at offer stage. If you do not meet this criteria, we are unable to progress your application.

All applications are to be made online.