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Registered Nurse - North Community Mental Health Team

Dunedin Hospital

  • Permanent, full-time (1.0 FTE) (Monday-Sunday)
  • Do you want to go to work every day and make a difference?
  • Come and join our friendly team

About the role - About you

An exciting permanent opportunity has arisen for a talented Registered Nurse working for the North Community Mental Health team. You will need experience working with patients with serious mental illness in a community or inpatient setting. Within this position you will be responsible for case managing up to 30 cases, assessing, maintaining and managing clinical risk and crisis work.

You will have previously demonstrated a commitment to best practice standards and your model of practice will be inclusive of the seven Real Skills of Let's get real (www.tepou.co.nz). You will also hold a strong sense of 'self', a positive 'can do' attitude and a commitment to working cohesively in a large and dynamic multidisciplinary team.

If now is the time for a change of direction in your career and you think you have the experience and skills then apply now to seize this opportunity. To be successful in this role you will have relevant community and / or recent acute inpatient experience and the ability to meet the demands of a busy workload to a high standard.

In this role there is the requirement to cover a rotational weekend roster, over an 18-week period this amounts to six weeks working Monday to Sunday and 12 weeks Monday to Friday.

To be eligible to apply you must be registered with the Nursing Council of New Zealand and have a current and valid APC, a scope that allows you practice in mental health and clean driver licence.

About the team

North Community Mental Health team provide assessment, support and treatment for people experiencing moderate to severe mental illness. The geographic area serviced by the Team includes Mosgiel, Middlemarch, Palmerston and Dunedin city from the Octagon northwards.

About the Southern DHB

Southern District Health Board (Southern DHB) exists to support everyone across our district to live well, and access the right care when they need it, by delivering high quality, patient-centred and equitable health services to our diverse communities.

Southern DHB has the largest regional coverage of all the New Zealand health boards, providing services to 350,000 people in diverse communities across a huge geographical area. We take pride in all the services we provide, and our aim is to improve, promote and protect the health of our region. We believe that our dedicated and passionate staff are a significant driving force behind the achievement of these standards, and we need more like minded people to help us continue providing for our community.

Why us

Now is also a great time to relocate to Southern if you were considering a move. The Southern district offers the benefits of excellent amenities, first class primary through to tertiary education, a competitive cost of living and outstanding recreational opportunities. Whether it is surfing, kayaking or sailing; skiing, hunting or fishing; theatre, live-music or art - there's literally something for everyone. Why don't you check out https://careers.southernhealth.nz/ for what the region and we can offer you and your whanau.

View position description

Closing date: Sunday, 17 April 2022.

Due to the fast paced nature of the DHB, our vacancy close dates may be subject to change. Don't delay, make sure you apply as soon as possible.

Do you currently work for Southern DHB?If so, please apply for this role via our internal careers site, found here: Pulse > Applications > Corporate > SuccessFactors

For further information please contact Caroline, Recruitment Advisor - Mental Health, Addiction and Intellectual Disability Directorate. Phone (03) 214 5769 or email caroline.godfrey@southerndhb.govt.nz

Pre-employment checks

In the interests of protecting our people and our patients, all appointments will be subject to the following:

  • Occupational health assessment
  • Police vetting / Ministry of Justice safety checks
  • Serious misconduct checks (previous Public Service departments and statutory Crown entities only)

Covid vaccination requirements

Following the update to COVID-19 Public Health Response (Vaccinations) Order 2021, to be employed with Southern DHB you will be required to be fully vaccinated and have received a booster vaccine against COVID-19. You will need to provide proof of this to Occupational Health staff.

To apply

We only accept online applications. Please apply via our website: https://careers.southernhealth.nz/job/Registered-Nurse-North-Community-Mental-Health-Team/774333510/