Southern Rivers Community Mental Health
- Permanent, 1.0 FTE 40 hours per week
- Make a difference in our rural communities
- Affordable housing
About the team
Gore CMHT is an innovative service, looking to develop our model of delivery towards a stepped care approach. Clinicians are motivated to provide optimal treatment through thorough assessment and continued multi-disciplinary team co-ordination of treatment.
About the role / About you
The Southern DHB now has an exciting full-time opportunity for a Registered Nurse to join our Gore based Community Mental Health team working with patients with serious mental illness in a community setting.
The successful candidate will take part in an on-call after hours' roster supporting the Southern Rivers Community Mental Health Team crisis service. You will receive specialist Duly Authorised Officer (Mental Health Act 1992 and amendments) training. Remuneration for these duties is in addition to the usual salary scale for a community nurse.
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.
This is an exciting opportunity to join the Gore Community Mental Health Team whilst gaining experience and upskilling in a community setting. To be successful in this role you will have excellent communication skills and the ability to meet the demands of a busy workload to a high standard.
To be eligible to apply you must be registered with the Nursing Council of New Zealand with a current APC and a scope that allows you to practice in mental health, you will also require a clean driver's license.
About Southern DHB
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.
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 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.
Gore - Capital of Country Music in NZ - located between two main cities, Invercargill and Dunedin - boasts a central point to some of Southland's best natural landscapes while offering a fantastic lifestyle with affordable living. It's what we like to call 'rural city living'. With great shopping, a world class art gallery and excellent schooling it's a great place to live!
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Closing date: Sunday, 6 February 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, on phone: (03) 214 5769 or email: email@example.com
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 as a health care worker. If you have already been fully vaccinated you will need to provide proof of this to Occupational Health staff. If you are not yet fully vaccinated you must make arrangements to undertake your first vaccination before you commence work and be fully vaccinated, as required by the Order, by 1 January 2022.
We only accept online applications. Please apply via our website: https://careers.southernhealth.nz/job-invite/9662/