We have an exciting opportunity for a Registered Nurse with mental health and mental health with older people experience to join our Intake Team at Mental Health Services for Older People (MHSOP) Community team. This is a permanent 0.5 FTE position, working 40 hours per fortnight at Whakatāne Hospital.
The focus is to deliver high quality care to the growing population in the Bay of Plenty. At the heart of our services are our CARE values – Compassion, All-one-team, Responsive and Excellence.
You will work with referrers, health partners, referred clients, their families/whānau and the community to provide an effective triage and assessment, to facilitate and implement planned treatment to maximise health and independence in the community:
- Provision of advice and assistance
- Resolution of the mental health crisis
- Facilitating transition along the care pathway for service-users and their families
- Linking consumers to primary care providers and appropriate community agencies
We have a commitment to working in partnership and collaboration with consumers, family/whānau and the community.
The successful applicant will be required to have an excellent understanding of mental health conditions, the Mental Health Act, PPPR Act, understanding of capacity assessment work up, a range of therapeutic modalities, dementia/delirium nursing care.
The successful application will have a minimum of 3 years post graduate mental health experience, preferably experience in older person’s mental health.
For further enquiries please contact Beth Thomas (07) 579 8964
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 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.