Community Mental Health Nurse - Rural Adult Community Services

Job Number: 
Canterbury District Health Board
Work Type: 
Part Time
Closing Date: 
Monday, 30 November 2020

Community Mental Health Nurse - Rural Adult Community Services

  • 0.8 FTE permanent position available.
  • 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

The Rural Adult Community Service, based at Hillmorton Hospital, provides a comprehensive Monday to Friday clinical service for people experiencing difficulties with major mental illness who live in the rural sector (areas more than 45 minutes from Christchurch). Specialist support and treatment is offered in the community and out of rural clinics. There is a strong relationship with the rural General Practitioners and their practice to ensure services meet the need of the consumer and their family whanau.


The Role: Where you fit in

The Rural Adult Community Services team is after a Community Mental Health Nurse to join their team on a 0.8 FTE, permanent basis. You will be required to do to home visits and outreach clinics across north Canterbury. In this role you will have a busy case management load that involves assessment, treatment, and building relationships with consumers and their families. You will be working within a multidisciplinary team in an integrated manner with the inpatient team, and adhere to guidelines of Cultural Safety and the Treaty of Waitangi.

You will be an experienced registered nurse with a scope to practice in mental health.

A current driver’s licence for a manual car is essential as this position will include extensive driving working from our outreach bases across Canterbury. Community nursing experience is essential to success in this role.

This is a 0.8 FTE, permanent position.


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.

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.

Please apply online, or contact us on [email protected]

Applicants will be progressed as they apply, so if this sounds like you, please apply now!