Mental Health Nurse - Crisis Resolution

Job Detail

Location: Wellington, New Zealand
Job Type: Full-Time
Specialty: Registered Mental Health Nurse
Job ID: Tonix1377

 

Job Description

The Crisis Resolution Service (CRS) is a 24 hour Community Mental Health and Addiction Team working across the wider Wellington Region. They respond to the acute needs of people across the life span, who are experiencing psychological distress and require immediate intervention in their community.

CRS has 3 bases at Kenepuru Hospital, Wellington ED and Hutt Hospital. We are seeking experienced mental health nurses with at least 4 years experience in both mental health inpatient and community settings to work full-time rostered and rotating including night duties

You will have experience providing comprehensive assessments and risk management plans, formulating and articulating treatment needs and plans, and be able to coordinate and prioritise acute crisis referrals. You will also be required to work toward becoming a Duly Authorised Officer (DAO) to facilitate and coordinate the Mental Health Act (MHA).

You will be working for an experienced team who strive to provide high quality care for tangata whaiora/consumers and their family/whānau that may require access to mental health services.

The ideal applicant will have worked for at least 4 years as a registered mental health nurse and have acute/community mental health and addiction experience. Recent experience in mental health telephone triage/acute crisis work will be an advantage. You will be required to have a full, clean drivers licence.

You must be registered (or eligible) with the New Zealand Nursing Council and consent to a police vetting process under the Vulnerable Children’s Act 2014. Please note you will be rostered to work across all our 3 bases on a rotating basis.