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Registered Nurse - Mental Health for Older People/ECT

We have an exciting opportunity for a Registered Nurse with Mental Health experience to join our Mental health services for Older People team to run and coordinate our ECT Therapy Clinic. You will be joining a passionate team who are happy to share their knowledge and experience with you.

This is a permanent 0.4 FTE position, working 32 hours per fortnight.

The focus is to deliver high quality care to the growing population of 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 co-ordination and assessment to facilitate and implement planned ECT therapy sessions and to maximise health and independence in the community.

The successful application will have a minimum of 2 years post graduate mental health experience.

The role will include:

  • Provision of advice and assistance to other stakeholders
  • Co-ordination and facilitation of ECT clinics
  • Completing pre and post therapy assessments
  • Collating of relevant data
  • Liaison with community services /case managers and inpatient services.

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, alongside with knowledge of ECT therapy.

We have a commitment to working in partnership and collaboration with consumers, family/whānau and the community.

For further enquiries please contact Claire McGowan Blair - 07 579 8141

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.

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