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Registered Mental Health Nurse

Job Detail

Location: Tauranga, New Zealand
Job Type: Full-Time
Specialty: Registered Mental Health Nurse
Job ID: Tonix0396


Job Description

Registered Mental Health Professional – RN/OT/SW
Acute Care Team

The  Acute Care Team (Crisis Team) provide accessible and responsive specialist secondary Mental Health and Addiction Services for the Bay of Plenty community that is culturally appropriate and inclusive.

This role requires application of core care delivery functions, as well as providing opportunity for the application of specialised knowledge and skills in the context of a multi professional team.  The crisis team supports clients and their whānau (family) suffering with acute mental health crisis/distress, through means of acute assessment, brief follow up, connection with community services, initiation/discussion of treatment and make a plan of a pathway forward once the crisis has passed.

We currently have a 1.0 FTE permanent position available for a suitable applicant. You will be part of a diverse team of Health Professionals including Nurses, Social Workers and Occupational Therapists and a part of a wider experienced and very supportive team.

We are looking for a team player, but also someone who is comfortable working autonomously. You will have sound acute assessment skills, be able to make decisions quickly with patient, staff, and community safety at the forefront of all decisions made.  You will be flexible with your thinking as well as with your ability to work shifts, including weekends and public holidays.  We are looking for someone with an open mind who is positive, passionate and has a desire to learn and grow.  It is preferable that you have a minimum of 3 years’ experience in the Mental Health sector.

Our clients values of Compassion, All-one-team, Responsiveness and Excellence are at the centre of everything they do.  They are looking for someone who demonstrates, exudes and embeds behaviours consistent with our Manaakitanga values as well as the above skills and experience.

The BOPDHB are committed to improving Māori health outcomes and achieving health equity for Māori through Te Tiriti o Waitangi obligations. It is essential you demonstrate an awareness of Māori indigenous rights and current issues in relation to health and health equity.

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Psychiatric or Comprehensive Nurse registration · Experience in Acute Mental Health Nursing · A positive outlook and ability to work well within a multidisciplinary team · A desire to work within a dynamic, progressive and friendly environment

Located on the East Coast of New Zealand’s beautiful North Island, the Bay of Plenty offers so much choice. Head for the coast and take the opportunity to surf, fish, hire a boat or just dig your toes in the sand and read your book. Drive inland to explore untouched New Zealand forests; discover the charms of inland towns, restful harbour sanctuaries and fresh, tumbling river waters. In the Bay of Plenty there is something for everyone.