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Registered Nurse, Opioid Treatment - CADS North (WDHB12480)

  • Permanent Position
  • Full time role
  • Based in Takapuna - But is a Regional Waitemata DHB role

Nurses from wide-ranging fields are attracted to working in this sector - there is nothing traditional or ordinary about this job. Go home at the end of the day knowing you played a very important part in the recovery of service users and feel the satisfaction of doing something that really counts.

AOTS provides services for the management of opioid dependency from a harm reduction philosophy, supporting people towards recovery from opioids and other drugs and supporting people in their communities. The treatment programme is characterised by comprehensive assessment, individual recovery planning, and a long-term treatment approach where required.

We offer a role that is challenging and rewarding that supports professional development with a comprehensive orientation process.

We are seeking a Registered Nurse to work in a clinic-based setting, working Monday to Friday business hours.

Using your empathic approach, with excellent written, communication and time management skills you will carry a caseload of clients receiving opioid substitution treatment (OST) in the community and in GP Shared Care.

You will be supported by a multi-disciplinary team of like-minded health professionals who embrace diversity and share a commitment to working with clients in partnership to achieve their goals.

This is an exciting opportunity to expand on your experience as a Registered Nurse specialising in the Alcohol and Other Drug field.

To find out more about the client/consumer experience, follow this link to a collection of personal stories from real people and their different journeys to recovery from addiction to alcohol or other drugs.


  • relevant nursing registration and current annual practising certificate
  • Current drivers licence (manual and auto)
  • General computer skills


  • Clinical experience in mental health and alcohol/drug area
  • Post graduate qualification in alcohol and drug work or related fields

If you wish to make a positive difference in the lives of others, please apply directly online at quoting reference number WDHB12480

For any enquiries about the position, please phone Melanie Boortman, Clinical Charge Nurse on (09)837 9422. To find out about our recruitment process, please contact Glenn Bratton, Recruitment Consultant on 09 442 7251.

To view a copy of the job description, please click here.

Position Number: WDHB12480