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Registered Nurse - Te Whare Hohou Roko (Forensics)

  • 0.94 FTE permanent full time Registered Nurse positions available with a 4 on 2 off roster pattern.
  • Registered with the Nursing Council of New Zealand with a current APC and mental health scope of practice.
  • Ability to work both autonomously and as part of a cohesive Multi-Disciplinary Team.

Our Purpose: Why we do it

When you work with the Canterbury District Health Board, you’re part of something very special. We plan, fund and deliver health services to the almost 600,000 New Zealanders that live in the Canterbury region. Our primary goal is to put people at the heart of everything we do.

The Team: What we do

Te Whare Hohou Roko(TWHR) is a medium secure 9 bedded 24 hour inpatient unit based in the Regional Forensic Psychiatric Service and is part of the Specialist Mental Health Services within CDHB. TWHR provides multi-disciplinary team assessment and treatment for people whose mental illness has resulted in acts of violence or who are assessed with complex needs and known high risks. TWHR offers a range of individual and group therapeutic activities to support a person’s individual treatment plan via case management model of care.

The team is committed to supporting the person in their care and recovery alongside their family/ whanau collaboratively to achieve positive and safe outcomes.

The Role: Where you fit in

We are seeking an experienced Registered Nurse to join our team, ideally with experience working in a Forensic Mental Health setting, although we would certainly consider those new to the service setting.

This is a permanent, 0.94 FTE position, following a 4 days on, 2 days off, rotating roster pattern encompassing morning, afternoon and night shifts.

Skills & Experience:

  • Excellent time management and organisational skills.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Enjoy working as part of a team.
  • A clear understanding of Specialist Mental Health Service care with a commitment to quality patient care.
  • Forensic or acute specialist mental health nursing experience preferred but not essential.

Our Culture: What matters to us

Ko ngā tāngata, te mātua mahi

Putting people at the heart of all we do

Health is ultimately all about people. What’s important around here is the way we care for and respect others, the responsibility taken for delivering outcomes, and going about our work with integrity.

Belonging Here: Becoming part of our story

Being part of the Canterbury District Health Board, you will enjoy a fantastic benefits scheme, the opportunity for flexible working arrangements and ongoing focus on your career development.

The Canterbury DHB believes that diversity and inclusion is key to ensure we deliver the best care for our diverse population. The Canterbury DHB is an inclusive and equal opportunity employer that welcomes and respects everyone.

If this role has sparked your interest but does not match your skills then please visit our careers website and have a look at our roles that better suit your expertise.

Applications are only accepted online so please visit our website at complete an application.

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