Learning Disability Nurses

Job Detail

Location: Wellington, New Zealand
Job Type: Full-Time
Specialty: Registered Mental Health Nurse - Learning disabilities
Job ID: Tonix1401

 

Job Description

Intellectual (Learning) Disability (ID) Forensic Services is part of the 3 DHB Mental Health Addiction and Intellectual Disability Service Directorate and comprises of adult, youth and community services.

There is an exciting opportunity for Registered Nurses to join their ID (Learning Disability) inpatient services – based in Porirua, Wellington and consisting of:

Haumietiketike- the adult inpatient service for offenders with an Intellectual Disability,
The Cottages- an adult step down unit for people transitioning out of the hospital level and back to the community
Hikitia Te Wairua – the national intellectual disability secure forensic youth unit which is co-located with the Youth Acute Inpatient Mental Health Inpatient Unit (Rangatahi) and the National Secure Youth Forensic Unit in the Centre of Excellence at Kenepuru Hospital.
The aim of the Service is to be a leader in the delivery of ID inpatient services. Our ID services are currently going through a period of investment and change, with the introduction of a new service delivery model and a new model of care.Now is an exciting time to join the service to be part of the changes and to influence what the future looks like for this client group.

For the right candidate the Service will offer:

A competitive salary package
The opportunity to extend your experience and career
Access to ongoing professional development and education including an excellent Professional Development Recognition Plan that has financial incentives attached to it, and a well-established modern learning and development centre with state-or-the-art equipment to support professional development for all of our staff.
A progressive goal orientated work environment within a rehabilitation framework.
A friendly supportive team to work alongside
We are seeking experienced ID/ Mental Health nurses who have:

Minimum of 2 years relevant experience
Post registration education/learning and experience relevant to the specialty area of intellectual disability/learning disability and/or mental health
An understanding of a forensic inpatient setting.
Registration (or eligible for) with New Zealand Nursing Council.
Met police vetting requirements
A current practising certificate.
A full driving licence.
We are keen to hear from UK Learning Disability qualified nurses interested in moving to NZ. The process for overseas applicants involves:

Registration with the Nursing Council of New Zealand (http://nursingcouncil.org.nz/ ).
Immigration ( http://www.immigration.govt.nz/ ) Applicants should FIRST establish their eligibility for registration with the Nursing Council of New Zealand & Immigration New Zealand.