Community Mental Health Nurse – South Sector Crisis Resolution Team

Job Number: 
Canterbury DHB
Work Type: 
Full Time
Closing Date: 
Thursday, 18 July 2019

Community Mental Health Nurse – South Sector Crisis Resolution Team - Christchurch

  • Permanent - South 0.94 FTE
  • Rotating Rostered shifts


A motivated self-starter, you must enjoy the challenges of case management, including assessment, treatment and building relationships with consumers and their families/whanau.

Our Purpose

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

The South Adult Community Service has an exciting opportunity for a Community Mental Health nurse to join our Crisis Resolution team. Crisis Resolution provides a 24 hour service assessing the needs and providing treatment and support to clients experiencing psychiatric crisis.

The Role

  • As a professional and highly motivated nurse, who displays a positive attitude and enthusiasm for this area of work, you will enjoy being part of a committed and diverse MDT team, you will work in collaboration with a group of professionals that recognises the importance of providing quality care and services to their patients, friends and whanau
  • Working within a multi-disciplinary team, and in collaboration with our clients and their family/whanau, primary care, community supports and our inpatient team your ability to think on your feet and triage and prioritize your patients appropriately in a timely manner is essential
  • Ideally you will be a Duly Authorised Officer who has been trained and signed off as being able facilitate the MHA, if not currently a DAO applicants for this position will be willing to undertake this paid four day DAO training as provided by the CDHB
  • Depending on the shift worked CR staff generally work in groups of three staff per team conducting psychiatric assessment, working closely with the MDT, developing short term treatment planning, liaising with whanau and other carers, NGO, police and ED. Staff may be expected to work in another sector base team from time to time to meet roster requirements

Our Culture: What matters to us

Ko Te Whatu Manawa Tangata

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

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.

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.

Apply for this position via our online application process.

Please note, we only accept applications submitted online, for further enquires please email