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Registered Nurse – Adult Inpatient Mental Health Unit (Casual)

The opportunity | Te Whiwhinga mahi

We are interested to hear from Registered Nurses who are looking for new opportunities in the field of Mental Health. Our Whakatāne Adult Inpatient Mental Health Unit has casual positions available.

The Adult Mental Health Inpatient Unit consists of 18 Registered Nurses, seven Health Care Assistants, one Occupational Therapy Assistant and one TPK Māori Mental Health Worker.

Mental Health Scope of Practice is required.

Working in the Inpatient Team, you will be part of our multidisciplinary team, committed to delivering high quality care to our consumer group and be part of continuous improvement.

About you | Ko wai koe

Our successful candidate will:

  • Have a minimum of 1 years’ experience of working with this client group
  • Be experienced in working in an acute mental health unit
  • Preferably have a post graduate qualification
  • Have excellent communication and clinical skills
  • Be available for shift work

About us | Ko wai mātou

We can offer you:

  • Orientation & training support
  • Staff are supported to attend ongoing training courses
  • Onsite hospital gym
  • Free carparking

Living in the sunniest place in New Zealand isn’t the only reason people have to smile in the Eastern Bay of Plenty. Our stunning region offers New Zealand’s recently voted favourite beach, endless other coastlines to ancient forests and is blessed with breath-taking landscapes and rich Māori culture. We showcase the perfect place to explore a wide range of nature-based pursuits – you don’t have to forsake your career either, in fact why not enhance it with a better work-life balance.

See and Do | Whakatāne NZ

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 Bay of Plenty District Health Board 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.

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