Community Mental Health Nurses – Crisis Resolution Workers

Job Number: 
PC0459341
Company: 
CDHB
Location: 
Christchurch
Work Type: 
Contract/Temp
Full Time
Part Time
Closing Date: 
Tuesday, 3 September 2019

Community Mental Health Nurses – Crisis Resolution Workers

  • Permanent - 0.94 FTE, part-time, or fixed-term positions available        
  • Rotating, four on two off rostered shifts
  • Ability to work both autonomously and as part of a cohesive Multi-Disciplinary team

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

There are exciting opportunities currently within the Adult Community Psychiatric Services, for Community Mental Health nurses to join their Crisis Resolution teams. Crisis Resolution provides a 24 hour service assessing the needs and providing treatment and support to clients experiencing psychiatric crisis. There are four teams: North, East, South and West - all with opportunities for experienced registered nurses, looking for a fast-paced and varied role on the frontline of specialist mental health services.

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 clients, 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 teams, your ability to think on your feet, 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 three 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
  • Must Hold a full driver's licence and have a Mental Health Nursing Scope of Practice

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, our people enjoy access to, flexible working arrangements and a genuine and ongoing focus on career development.

We hope you'll seriously consider joining us, but if this role isn't a good fit for you, please share this opportunity with people in your personal networks.

Apply online, or to find out more information, please contact recruitment@cdhb.health.nz

Your application will be reviewed and progressed as soon as possible.