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Registered Nurse/Tapuhi Rēhita

Nau mai, haere mai ki Te Ūpoko me Te Karu o Te Ika

Locations: Working across Wellington, Hutt Valley and Kapiti Region

Service: Intensive Recovery Sector

Salary: As per MECA

Contract: Multiple positions – Permanent, Full time – part time opportunities available

  • Are you ready for a change?
  • Want to make difference?
  • Are you a dynamic experienced Registered Mental Health Nurse looking for a challenge?
  • Do you want to work in a team where no two days are the same?

We are seeking experienced Registered Mental Health Nurses who have:

  • Post registration in Mental Health
  • Registered with New Zealand Nursing Council
  • Meet police vetting requirements
  • Have a current practising certificate
  • Full NZ driving license
  • A commitment to team work with an ability to participate effectively within a multi-disciplinary team
  • Able to provide a high standard of care to our clients
  • A good sense of humour

What we offer to you:

  • The opportunity to work in a diverse and supportive team.
  • Through our values here at MHAIDs, we are proud of our teams diversity, we believe in the strength of a diverse and inclusive workforce to help us achieve with best outcomes for the clients and the local communities in which we operative and serve
  • A genuine commitment to flexible working arrangements
  • A great orientation package
  • Opportunities for ongoing training
  • A great team of clinician’s to work with

If you are an overseas nurse interested in moving to NZ, the process involves:

  • Contact the Nursing Council of NZ and Immigration NZ
  • Ask us about how we support you and your family moving

What is Intensive Recovery Sector?

The Intensive Recovery Sector (IRS) is one of the service groupings within the wider Mental Health Addictions and Intellectual Disability Services. IRS comprises of approximately 240 staff from a variety of clinical and administrative backgrounds. The service is led in partnership by the Operations Manager and Clinical Leader. As the name suggests the IRS encompasses services dedicated to responding and supporting those people and their whanau who may require urgent and acute responses and care. These services may be provided in a community setting or in hospital depending on the needs of the person.

The different services you could work in:

Te Whare O Matairangi

Rostered and Rotating - Te Whare O Matairangi is a 24 hour mental health assessment and treatment acute inpatient service for adults aged from 18 years. The service is located at the Wellington Regional Hospital

Te Whare Ahuru

Rostered and Rotating - Te Whare Ahuru is a 24 hour mental health assessment and treatment acute inpatient service for adults aged from 18 years. The service is located at Hutt Valley Hospital.

Consult Liaison Psychiatry Service

Monday to Friday business hours - The consultation liaison psychiatry service primarily supports patients who have been admitted for their medical needs to the general hospital who may also require treatment or support for their mental health needs. There is a team at the Hutt Valley and Wellington Regional Hospitals.

Team for Assertive Community Treatment (TACT)

Monday to Friday business hours - The TACT service is for people with persistent, long-term mental health and/or substance dependency problems.

The team is based at the Wellington Regional Hospital

Crisis Resolution Service

Rostered and Rotating - The Crisis Resolution Service is a community mobile team that focuses on providing services to those who are have urgent mental health needs. CRS are a busy team with bases in Wellington, Kenepuru and Lower Hutt, providing assessment and treatment options for persons of all ages who require a crisis intervention, home based treatment, giving DAO advice re the Mental Health Act along with a variety of other associated duties. CRS is frontline service and work closely with Emergency Departments, Police, Social Services, GP’s and tertiary education providers.

The teams are Multi-Disciplinary comprising of Medical Officers, Registered Nurses, Social Workers and Occupational Therapists

Mō tō mātou rōpū – About our team

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.

2DHB requires ALL its employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. We are not accepting applications that do not meet this criteria.

Please note we will be reviewing applications when received and will progress through the recruitment process

Ma tini, ma mano, ka rapa te whai

By joining together we will succeed