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Registered Nurse

New Zealand Government


Crisis/Duly Authorised Officer role
Dunedin Hospital

* North Community Mental Health team
* Permanent, 1.0 FTE (40 hours a week)
* Monday to Friday

About the team
North Community Mental Health team provide assessment, treatment and support for people experiencing moderate to severe mental illness. The geographic area serviced by the team includes Mosgiel, Middlemarch, Palmerston and Dunedin city from the Octagon northwards.
We are looking for an experienced Registered Nurse to join our team in the role of Registered Nurse / Crisis role. This position has recently become vacant and it is pivotal to the effective functioning of the North Community Mental Health team.
About the role
The Crisis role is responsible for working alongside case managers dealing with acute / crisis assessment and management of consumer's mental health, and the carrying out of the Duly Authorised officer role under the Mental Health Act, as required. You will carry a small caseload (maximum of 5) for which you will carry out the case manager role and do the planning and delivery of consumer focused nursing care/treatment and provision of effective case management. As a Crisis Nurse you will provide crisis assessment and intervention as required and have the ability to connect and liaise with wider mental health and addiction networks.
About you
You will be an experienced clinician who has superior organisational and communication skills, it is also important you are a team player who is committed to quality service delivery. This is an exciting opportunity to work in a community setting with a very experienced Team. Ideally you will have existing community experience and ideally recent crisis experience or alternatively experience working in an acute inpatient area. You must also have the ability to prioritise and meet the demands of a busy workload.
We will support you by providing an orientation to the role and continuing education and training opportunities. The successful applicant will be provided with support and training to achieve Duly Authorised Officer status within 6 months of commencing in this role. Participating in regular clinical supervision is also an expectation of this position.
You will have previously demonstrated a commitment to best practice standards and your model of practice will be inclusive of the seven Real Skills of Let's get real (www.tepou.co.nz). You will also hold a strong sense of 'self' and a demonstrated commitment to working cohesively in a large and dynamic multidisciplinary team.
About the Southern DHB
We are responsible for planning, funding and providing health and disability services to a population of over 315,000 located South of the Waitaki River. Our catchment area encompasses Invercargill City, Queenstown - Lakes District, Gore, rural Southland, Clutha, Central Otago, Maniototo, Waitaki District and Dunedin City. This means Southern DHB serves the largest geographic region of all New Zealand's health boards.
The location
Now is a great time to relocate to Southern if you were considering a move! The Southern district offers the benefits of excellent amenities, first class primary through to tertiary education and outstanding recreational opportunities. Whether it is surfing, kayaking or sailing; skiing, hunting or fishing; theatre, live-music or art - there's literally something for everyone. Check out https://southernhealthcareers.nz/ for what the region and we can offer you and your whanau. It's a great place with a great lifestyle.
Closing date: Friday, 2 October 2020.
Please note that we may begin shortlisting as we receive applications and could withdraw the advertising at any time.
For further information please contact Theonette Ramsden, Acting Recruitment Advisor - Mental Health Phone (03) 214 7220 or Email Theonette.Ramsden@southerndhb.govt.nz
To apply
We only accept online applications. Please apply via our website: www.southernhealth.nz