Registered Nurse - Psychiatric Service for Adults with Intellectual Disability (PSAID)
- Multiple full-time and part-time permanent positions are available.
- Registered with the Nursing Council of New Zealand with a current APC and mental health scope of practice.
- Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work as part of a supportive 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 Intellectually Disabled Persons Health Service (CDHB) is seeking innovative and enthusiastic Registered Nurses with highly developed interpersonal skills and a commitment to excellence, to work in our PSAID team within our IDPH Specialist Mental Health Services.
PSAID Inpatient Unit is a specialist mental health service based at Hillmorton Hospital that provides assessment and treatment options tailored to the needs of intellectually disabled people. Opportunities exist for Registered Nurses to work alongside other specialist staff to craft packages of care that enable consumers to learn new skills and ways of managing their illness so that they can return home, be part of their community and lead a good life. Be part of a team that has celebrated success through comprehensive transition pathways back to community care.
The Role: Where you fit in
Ideally you will have experience working with Intellectual Disability, however candidates with an interest in the area and motivation to learn new skills would also be considered. We are committed to supporting you in your professional development and have opportunities available for continuing education. You will need a mental health scope of practice to be able to work in this field.
Skills and Requirements:
- Responsible and mature attitude.
- Ideally you will have experience working with Intellectual Disability, however, candidates with an interest in the area and motivation to learn new skills would also be considered.
- A current NZ Driving Licence
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 online, or contact us on [email protected]
Applicants will be progressed as they apply, so if this sounds like you, please apply now!