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Registered Nurse - Mental Health

Nau mai, haere mai ki Ūpoko me Te Karu o Te Ika (MHAIDS)

Location: Wellington Regional Hospital/Kenepuru Hospital/Hutt Valley Hospital

Service: Mental Health Needs Assessment Service Coordination

Contract: Permanent – 40 hours/week

Salary: As per MECA – Community Mental Health Nurse Scale

Kōrero mō te tūranga – About the role

Mental Health Needs Assessment Service Coordination (MHNASC) is a dynamic and responsive specialist mental health service that keep tangata whaiora at the centre of what we do. We are part of the Mental Health Addictions and Intellectual Disability Service Operations Centre that covers the Capital & Coast DHB and Hutt Valley DHB catchment areas.

The role is to comprehensively assess mental health and addictions support needs, for people aged 18 and over and refer them on to services to work alongside them to enhance their recovery. These services may include community based supports, home based supports and housing and recovery residential support.

If you enjoy the challenge of meaningful work that makes an impact on people’s lives, then this is the role for you.

Mō tō mātou rōpū – About our team

MHNASC is a friendly, supportive and hardworking team who:

  • Believe that caring for each other is an essential part of working in the mental health field.
  • Are passionate about finding solutions for the people that we work with.
  • Will support you to extend your knowledge and expertise as a clinician.

Moū – About you

Skills and experience that would be helpful for the role include:

  • Knowledge of mental health conditions, physical health conditions, and psycho social factors that impact on a person’s wellbeing.
  • Being comfortable working within complex systems to collaborate and facilitate positive outcomes. Advanced knowledge of how systems work, and what resources are available.
  • Critical thinking and judgement on how best to allocate resources to support the recommendations from the assessment.
  • Minimum of 3 years clinical experience.
  • Advanced knowledge relevant to MHNASC (desirable).
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Work, Outlook, PowerPoint, Internet resources and email.

E pā ana ki a tatou – About us

Here at the 2DHBs (Capital & Coast District Health Board and Hutt Valley District Health Boards) we embrace diversity and welcome applications from all people, including all gender identities, ages, ethnicities, sexual orientations, disability and religions. A workforce that is diverse and inclusive means that we are better positioned to understand and serve our community.

The 2DHBs are pro-equity health organisation, with a particular focus on Māori, Pacific Peoples, and the Disability Community.

To find out more about us click on the following links:

Mental Health, Addiction and Intellectual Disability Service

Me pēhea te tuku tono - How to apply

Click the apply now button to send your application directly to us. For further information on this role please email and indicate the job title and vacancy number in the subject line.

We require all our employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. This includes the booster dose within six months of receiving the second dose of initial vaccination (for some people the initial vaccination will have comprised of three doses). We are not accepting applications that do not meet this criteria.

Ma tini, ma mano, ka rapa te whai

By joining together we will succeed