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Registered Nurse -Consultation Psychiatric Liaison

We have an opportunity for a Registered Nurse in Comprehensive Mental Health to join our Consultation Psychiatric Liaison Team at Tauranga Hospital. This is a permanent 0.8FTE position, working 64 hours per fortnight.

This team receives referrals for both in-patient and out-patient services for people of all ages who are presenting with an acute mental health condition in combination with significant co-morbidities or who present post self-harm.

This position is challenging yet rewarding, from the complexity of illnesses and the presenting acuity plus day-to-day demands. The Consultation Liaison Team is a highly skilled team with lots of knowledge that they are willing to share with you and support you in the development of your chosen career pathway.

This nursing position will undertake acute assessment, treatment and short term follow ups for people across the age range. The successful applicant will be required to have an excellent understanding of mental health conditions across the age ranges, Mental Health Act, PPPR Act, understanding of capacity assessment work up, a range of therapeutic modalities, dementia/delirium nursing care, and experience working with drug and alcohol issues.

The successful application will have a minimum of 5 years post graduate mental health experience,

The ideal candidate needs to be flexible, adaptable be able to demonstrate and live up to the CARE values of the DHB.

You will be working with a dynamic and experienced team who are passionate about the work that they do.

The Bay of Plenty District Health Board has an innovative culture where staff share the principles of Compassion, All-One-Team, Responsive and Excellence in their daily work. The successful applicant will have to provide evidence they are compassionate, team spirited, responsive to needs and with an attitude of always striving for excellence.

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.