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Registered Mental Health Professional (casual)

The Bay of Plenty District Health Board’s Crisis Team provide accessible and responsive specialist secondary Mental Health and Addiction Services for the Bay of Plenty community that is culturally appropriate and inclusive.

This role requires application of core care delivery functions, as well as providing opportunity for application of specialised knowledge and skills in the context of a multi professional team. The Crisis Team supports clients and their whànau suffering with acute mental health crisis/distress, through means of acute assessment, brief follow up, connection with community services, initiation/discussion of treatment and make a plan of a pathway forward once the crisis has past.

We currently have casual positions available for a Registered Health Professional. You will be a part of a diverse team of Health Professionals including Nurse Practitioners, Consultants, Registrars, Nurses, Social Workers and Occupational Therapists and a part of a wider experienced and very supportive team.

We are looking for a team player, but also someone who is comfortable working autonomously. You will have sound acute assessment skills, able to make decisions quickly with patient, staff, and community safety at the forefront of all decisions made. You will be flexible with your thinking as well as with your ability to work shifts, which can sometimes change at short notice. We are looking for someone with an open mind, positive, passionate and with a will to learn and grow. It is preferable you have a minimum three years’ experience in the Mental Health sector.

You will be based in Whakatàne, covering the Eastern Bay rohe, rural area, access to Ohope Beach, the gateway to the east coast and to the Te Uruweras. We work with diverse cultures and with primary mental health providers in the area and other secondary health providers. We work collaboratively with the local government providers; Police, Justice, Oranga Tamariki.

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.

All applications are to be made online.