Community Mental Health Nurses - Watch House

Job Number: 
Canterbury District Health Board
Work Type: 
Part Time
Closing Date: 
Friday, 18 October 2019

Community Mental Health Nurses - Watch House

  • X2 Part time, 0.47FTE permanent positions available (at a 2 on 4 off roster pattern).
  • Registered with the Nursing Council of New Zealand with a current APC and must have a 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 

You may come from a forensic, acute or community background but wherever it is you will have the sound mental health knowledge we are looking for. This position is key to making a difference in someone’s life, engaging and providing early intervention and therefore enabling the person to receive appropriate care.

Working outside of the clinical environment based at the central police station, your professional approach will see you working alongside the police providing excellent mental health/alcohol/drug support and education. You will undertake a brief assessment of the persons in custody, looking at their risk, mental state, co-existing addiction issues and then formulate a plan.


The Role: Where you fit in

The ability to work both autonomously and collaboratively in an integrated manner alongside an ability to confidently relate to all walks of life is imperative to this role. Flexibility is essential as you may be required to work as part of the wider crisis resolution function to meet clinical needs. This is a rostered position, with a 2 days on, 4 days off roster pattern (equating to 0.47FTE).


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 r[email protected]

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