Community Mental Health Nurses - Crisis Resolution Workers

Job Number: 
Canterbury District Health Board
Work Type: 
Full Time
Part Time
Closing Date: 
Wednesday, 17 March 2021

Community Mental Health Nurses - Crisis Resolution Workers

  • Permanent – 0.94 FTE, part time (0.7 FTE), & fixed term positions available for Registered Mental Health nurses with community experience.
  • Rotating, 4 on 2 off rostered shifts
  • 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 

There is an exciting opportunity currently within the Adult Community Psychiatric Service, for Community Mental Health nurses to join North, West and East Community Teams' Crisis Resolution functions. 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 working closely with their respective case management teams, who provide services to consumers who are under care. Here is a fast-paced and varied role on the frontline of specialist mental health services. 

The Role: Where you fit it


  • 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 multidisciplinary 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
  • This is a 4 days on, 2 days off roster pattern. 


Positions available: 


  • Currently, there are 0.94 FTE, permanent positions available on North, East, West, and South Community Teams.
  • There are also part time, 0.7 FTE permanent positions available on West and North (with opportunity for fixed term) Community Teams.
  • There is a 0.94 FTE, fixed term secondment opportunity for 0.94 FTE fixed term from February to March 2022 - at East Community Team.


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.

Apply for this position via our online application process. Please note, we only accept applications submitted online, for further enquires please email [email protected]