Community Mental Health Nurse - CAF Access Team
- 1 FTE permanent position available in the CAF Access team;
- Current APC with experience in mental health and MH scope of practice required;
- Ability to work both autonomously and as part of a cohesive Multi-Disciplinary Team.
Mō te tūnga | About the role
The Child, Adolescent and Family (CAF) Access Team receives referrals and enquiries for CAF specialist mental health services and provides an emergency response with, if required, short-term follow-up for Tangata Whaiora (young people) with an acute mental health concern.
We are seeking someone who works well under pressure, communicates effectively and who has a background in Mental Health. It would be highly advantageous to have experience working with young people and an ability to deliver evidenced based treatments. You will receive a comprehensive orientation to work across all clinical functions of the team and on-going support and appropriate external training as required.
Currently based at The Princess Margaret Hospital, this friendly multi-disciplinary team have expanded to provide short-term treatment interventions for young people who are referred to the service. There will potentially be an opportunity to work in the short-term treatment team as your experience and skills base grows.
We have one full time permanent position available - operating from Monday to Friday during business hours.
Pehea | About You
In this role, you will be responsible for:
- Phone triaging of young people in crisis in conjunction with their family/whanau;
- Providing comprehensive psychiatric assessments and interventions to young people in psychiatric crisis and brief case management if felt necessary by multi-disciplinary team;
- Triaging routine referrals into our CAF services;
- Working collaboratively with external agencies striving for better health outcomes in our community.
Ngā pūkenga me ngā wheako | Skills and experience:
- The ability to effectively communicate and work collaboratively with young people, family/whanau, within the team and with other agencies;
- A minimum of 2 years mental health experience along with knowledge of general mental health assessment or risk;
- Experience within a Child and Adolescent setting and an understanding of child and adolescent development is advantageous;
- As some travel is required in this position, a current NZ driver - s license is essential.
- Must be registered with Nursing Council of New Zealand with current APC and must have mental health scope.
Mō mātou | About Us
Specialist Mental Health Services are an interdisciplinary team that forms part of Te Whatu Ora - Waitaha Canterbury. We are committed to working and partnering with tāngata whaiora and their whānau. Constantly striving to work within our philosophy; we develop therapeutic, supportive and empowering relationships with our consumers, enabling them to achieve their personal goals and aspirations.
Tono ināianei | Apply Now
Please submit your most recent resume along with a cover letter stating why you believe that you are the ideal candidate for the role highlighting any skills you have gained along the way.
Applications are only accepted online so please visit our website at www.cdhbcareers.co.nz complete an application.
Contact us on Shannon.LeRoux@cdhb.health.nz for additional information
Applicants will be progressed as they apply, so if this sounds like you, please apply now.
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