Southland Mental Health Emergency Team (SMHET)
- Casual position
- Dynamic role!
About the team
SMHET provides mental health assessment and brief follow up across the Southland district across a 24 hour period/7 days per week.
We are looking for an enthusiastic Registered Nurse to join our team on a casual basis - someone who relishes a challenge and enjoys variety in their work. 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 practicing 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 Southern district offers the benefits of excellent amenities, first class primary through to tertiary education and outstanding recreational opportunities. Whether it's surfing, kayaking or sailing; skiing, hunting or fishing; theatre, live-music or art - there's literally something for everyone. Check out https://careers.southernhealth.nz/ for what the region and we can offer you and your whanau.
Southland is a mixed urban / rural area where housing is affordable and traffic jams virtually unheard of! 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, 19 December 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.
For further information please contact Caroline, Recruitment Advisor - Mental Health, Addiction and Intellectual Disability Services (MHAID), phone (03) 214 5769 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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)
Covid vaccination requirements
Following the update to COVID-19 Public Health Response (Vaccinations) Order 2021, to be employed with Southern DHB you will be required to be fully vaccinated as a health care worker. If you have already been fully vaccinated you will need to provide proof of this to Occupational Health staff. If you are not yet fully vaccinated you must make arrangements to undertake your first vaccination no later than the 30 October 2021 and be fully vaccinated, as required by the order, by 1 December 2021.