Registered Nurse

Southland Mental Health Emergency Team (SMHET)

Invercargill, Southland

  • Permanent, full-time position 1.0 FTE
  • Do you enjoy a dynamic role with variety in your work?

About the team

SMHET provides mental health assessment and brief follow up across the Southland district across a 24-hour period/ seven days per week.

About you / about the role

We are looking for an enthusiastic Registered Nurse to join our team on a permanent basis - someone who relishes a challenge. As the service operates 24/7 you are required to be flexible in your approach and willing to work in a variety of settings. Following initial assessment SMHET offers brief follow up treatment as well as onward referral to appropriate services.

Candidates must have the following key attributes:

  • Advanced clinical experience
  • Knowledge in acute mental health assessment and treatment
  • Full, clean driver's licence
  • Being a Duly Authorised Officer would be advantageous, but we will support you to achieve this should you require
  • You must be registered nurse with a current practising certificate that allows you to practice in Mental Health

About the Southern DHB

We are responsible for planning, funding and providing health and disability services to a population of over 315,000 located South of the Waitaki River. Our catchment area encompasses Invercargill city, Queenstown - Lakes District, Gore, rural Southland, Clutha, Central Otago, Maniototo, Waitaki District and Dunedin city. This means Southern DHB serves the largest geographic region of all New Zealand's health boards.

The location

From excellent shopping to lively cafes and friendly locals, Invercargill has all the benefits of city life with few of the drawbacks. New Zealand's southernmost city is favourably placed on the Southern Scenic Route and is the gateway to some of the most beautiful scenery and destinations including the Southland heartland, Stewart Island, Fiordland and the Catlins. With loads of attractions right on your doorstep there is always something do.

Check out https://southlandnz.com/live and https://southernhealthcareers.nz/ for what the region - and we - can offer you and your whanau.

If you're looking for a change of environment and a change of scene, then we'd like to talk with you today!

Closing date: Sunday, March 2021.

Please note that we may begin short-listing as we receive applications and could withdraw the advertising at any time

For further information please contact Caroline, Recruitment Advisor - Mental health, Addiction and Intellectual Disability Services (MHAID), Phone (03) 214 5769 or Email caroline.godfrey@southerndhb.govt.nz

Children's Act 2014

Due to this position having contact with children and the SDHB's commitment to child protection, you will be subject to 'safety checks'; under the Children's Act at the time of hire and thereafter as per the relevant legislation.

Pre-employment occupational health assessment

In the interests of protecting our people and our patients, all appointments will be subject to an Occupational Health Assessment to confirm suitability and fitness to work in the role you are being considered for.

To apply

We only accept online applications. Please apply via our website: www.southernhealth.nz

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