Registered Mental Health Professional - OST
Join Te Whatu Ora at a key time of change where you will meaningfully contribute to our kaupapa of creating a more equitable, accessible, cohesive and people-centred health system. This is mahi that will improve the health and well-being of everyone in Aotearoa, and we've got an opportunity for you to be part of it.
He Kōrero mō te tūranga - About the Role
The Bay of Plenty Addiction Service is looking for a Registered Health Professional to join our Opioid Substitution Treatment (OST) Team as a case manager. In this role you will join a small but experienced and supportive team to assess, plan and deliver addiction treatment to clients of our opioid dependent Whaiora.
Based at Tauranga hospital, we are a regional service that is part of the Adult Community Mental Health Services covering the whole of the Bay of Plenty. We offer our services in a variety of settings, including at satellite services and in the client's home. The service operates Monday to Friday during office hours.
Our Alcohol and Other Drug service is a multidisciplinary team of Registered Health Professionals, Psychology, Psychiatry, Administrative Support and Leadership staff. We have a learning and supportive culture within the team, which leads to opportunities for growth and empowerment for individual staff members and the service.
This is a permanent full-time position.
He Kōrero mōu - About You
Our ideal candidate will have previous experience of working in OST and a good understanding of:
- The principles of harm reduction
- OST treatment options
- and the risks and benefits of this unique treatment approach.
An ability to work well within a multidisciplinary team is essential for this role, as are excellent assessment, risk management and interpersonal/communication skills.
This position is open to Registered Nurses, Social Workers, and Occupational Therapists and DAPAANZ-registered clinicians. Ideally you will have at least 2 years post-registration experience working in the wider addictions field, but we will also consider applications from less experienced clinicians if you have the personal qualities we are looking for
If you would like to join a warm and friendly team and make a difference to the health and wellbeing of service users, we would like to hear from you!
Mō Tātou – About Us
Situated in the sunny eastern coast of New Zealand's North Island, the Bay of Plenty really is just that, offering vast golden sand beaches, bush clad mountains, lush farmlands and more. Its pleasant climate means that the area has become a favourite for holiday makers, retirees and those looking for a different lifestyle outside of the main cities.
Te Whatu Ora - Health New Zealand, Hauora a Toi Bay of Plenty is spread across a vast geographical area and centred across two hospitals based in Tauranga and Whakatāne. We serve a population of approximately 308,000 for the major population centres of Tauranga, Katikati, Te Puke, Whakatāne, Kawerau and Ōpōtiki. Te Whatu Ora Hauora a Toi Bay of Plenty is one of the Bay of Plenty's largest employers with over 4000 staff.
Ko o tatou painga – Our Benefits
- Access to ongoing in-house professional development
- Potential relocation assistance available for international candidates
- Commitment to staff wellness and healthy working practices (e.g. We support work life balance and flexible work arrangements whenever possible)
- Highly rewarding role and opportunity to make a difference!
- Be a valued member of a multidisciplinary team
- Subsidised onsite hospital gym membership
- Free flu vaccinations
- Free onsite parking
- Discounts (with local businesses)
Tō tūranga i roto i Te Whatu Ora | Your place in Te Whatu Ora
When you join us, you become part of transforming the health system. This is a once in a life-time change, that will touch the lives of everyone in Aotearoa, and future generations. We want to see the real you in your application and welcome the real you on board if you come and work with us. Skills are gained across many areas of our life, not just in formal employment. If you can demonstrate the skills listed in the ad, but the experience was gained through whānau life, community or mahi aroha (volunteering) we encourage you to apply and share your story with us in your cover letter.
We particularly welcome applications from our diverse Māori, Pacific, disabled, and rainbow communities.
Me pēhea te tuku tono - How to Apply
You can view the position description below and to apply for the role please click “APPLY NOW.” For tracking and reporting purposes, all applications must be submitted through our online career's portal. For additional information or to arrange a confidential chat, contact Nick White, Clinician Team Leader, Bay of Plenty Addictions - 07 579 8389
Due to this position having contact with children and Te Whatu Ora Hauora a Toi Bay of Plenty commitment to child protection, you will be subject to ‘safety checks' under the Children's Act at the time of hire and thereafter as per the relevant legislation.
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