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Registered Nurse

Central Lakes Community Mental Health Team

  • Permanent, part-time 0.8 FTE (32 hours per week)
  • Work in beautiful Central Lakes!
  • Great team environment

About the role

It's not every day an opportunity comes up to experience a different lifestyle in gorgeous Central Otago and keep doing what you've trained for.

Our Central Lakes Community Mental Health team is looking for an experienced and enthusiastic Registered Nurse with experience in Mental Health to join our busy team based in Clyde while working across the Central Lakes region.

Joining our multidisciplinary team, you'll bring the following:

  • An ability to work with a wide range of people with moderate to severe mental health issues
  • Excellent assessment, intervention/therapy and transition planning skills for adult consumers
  • An ability to work under pressure as a team player committed to excellence in service delivery
  • Flexibility

We're passionate about our work and hold an unwavering belief in client recovery. We offer a pleasant working environment, good resources, training opportunities, and supportive management. The fantastic Southern lifestyle awaits you, with easy access to the many attractions and opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors all on your doorstep.

About You

You will have previously demonstrated a commitment to best practice standards and your model of practice will be inclusive of the seven Real Skills of Let's get real (www.tepou.co.nz). You will also hold a strong sense of 'self' a positive 'can do' attitude and a commitment to working cohesively in a dynamic multidisciplinary team that supports people from a large geographical area.

You must be a New Zealand Registered Nurse with a current annual practicing certificate, with a scope of practice that allows you to work in Mental Health. You will be required to participate on an after-hours on call roster and be a DAO (Duly Authorised Officer) or undertake training. This 0.8 FTE position carries a maximum of eight after-hours on-call shifts per month. A current, full driver's licence is essential.

About Southern DHB

Southern DHB has the largest regional coverage of all the New Zealand health boards, providing services to 350,000 people in diverse communities across a huge geographical area. We take pride in all the services we provide, and our aim is to improve, promote and protect the health of our region. We believe that our dedicated and passionate staff are a significant driving force behind the achievement of these standards, and we need more like minded people to help us continue providing for our community.

Now is also a great time to relocate to Southern if you were considering a move. The Southern district offers the benefits of excellent amenities, first class primary through to tertiary education and outstanding recreational opportunities. Whether it is surfing, kayaking or sailing; skiing, hunting or fishing; theatre, live-music or art - there's literally something for everyone. Why don't you check out https://careers.southernhealth.nz/ for what the region and we can offer you and your whanau.

The location

Queenstown, renowned for adventure sports, is also a base for exploring the region's vineyards and historic mining towns. Known for its outdoorsy lifestyle and adventure pursuits Queenstown is vibrant, buzzing with nightlife, live music, restaurants and cafes, a place where you can get away from the drawbacks of city living without losing that lifestyle completely. You'll find hiking and cycling trails; be assured, there's plenty to keep you busy, whatever you're interested in. Check out https://southernhealthcareers.nz/ for what the region and we can offer you and your whanau.

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Closing date: Thursday, 30 September 2021.

Due to the fast paced nature of the DHB, our vacancy close dates may be subject to change. Don't delay, make sure you apply as soon as possible.

Do you currently work for Southern DHB? If so, please apply for this role via the internal careers site

For further information please contact Caroline, Recruitment Advisor - Mental Health, Addiction and Intellectual Disability Directorate, phone (03) 214 5769 or email caroline.godfrey@southerndhb.govt.nz

Pre-employment checks

In the interests of protecting our people and our patients, all appointments will be subject to the following:

  • Occupational health assessment
  • Police vetting / Ministry of Justice safety checks
  • Serious misconduct checks (previous public service departments and statutory Crown entities only)

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