Community Mental Health Nurse - ﾠMental Health Service for Older People
Where you’ll be working: Based at OPR, Hamilton
The details: Permanent – 40 hours per week (1.0FTE)
- Be part of the national transformation in Health
- Come and join our dedicated interdisciplinary team of health care professionals
Te whiwhinga mahi | The Opportunity
We have a position available for a Triage Community Mental Health Nurses in (MHSOP). While this position is Hamilton based, it is part of the wider Mental Health Service for Older People team. You will have strong collegial and clinical support from the multidisciplinary team. As part of the role you will ideally be required to undertake the responsibilities of a duly authorised officer (DAO).
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Mō tātou Ratonga | About our Service
• Being part of a well-functioning and supportive multidisciplinary team.
• Training for DAO responsibilities.
• An opportunity to work in an integrated model with the inpatient and memory services.
• A holistic approach to patient centred care.
• Encouragement to participate and opportunities to lead in service quality improvement initiatives.
Mōu | About you
Required skills & experience you will need to be consider for this role:
• Knowledge and understanding of Te Tiriti o Waitangi
• at least 3 years’ experience in mental health nursing with experience in mental health services for older persons being desirable
• passionate to work with clients who have behavioural and psychological symptoms associated with dementia
• a current annual practicing certificate
• a current driver licence
• the ability to work both independently of, and collaboratively with other members of the team, the wider team and community services.
Ko wai mātou | Our Organisation
Te iwi Ngakaunui – People at Heart
• Whakamana – Give and earn respect
• Whakaronga – Listen to me; Talk to me
• Mauri Pai – Fair play
• Whakapakari – Growing the good
• Kotahitanga – Stronger together
It is not very often something happens that is big; like, really big. Big to the point that it will touch the lives of every single person in the country. That is what we are talking about here. The provision of Health in Aotearoa New Zealand, and how its run is about to change in a big way.
Te Whatu Ora - Health New Zealand and Te Aka Whai Ora - Māori Health Authority will together shape the delivery of Health services in Aotearoa New Zealand for generations to come, and will form the core of a modern and integrated service looking after the needs of all our Whānau.
We are dedicated to achieving health equity for Māori and other priority populations. We are a Crown entity and an active partner in Te Tiriti o Waitangi. Te Whatu Ora – Health New Zealand is guided by Te Tiriti o Waitangi and is committed to upholding the articles.
Here at Te Whatu Ora – Health New Zealand, Waikato we have a team of 8,000 working across the Waikato where everyone plays a vital role in the care of our patients – directly or non-directly. Our vision is Healthy People. Excellent Care.
Te Whatu Ora, Waikato serves the largest Māori population and third largest Pacific population in Aotearoa New Zealand. Waikato Hospital in Hamilton is one of New Zealand’s largest tertiary, teaching hospitals with over 600 inpatient beds and 22 operating theatres. Clinical specialities include Women’s and Children Services, Cardiology / Cardiothoracic Surgery, Oncology and Haematology, Surgical services, and Mental Health and Addiction. Waikato Hospital is the Midland regional referral centre for multiple specialties including trauma surgery, oncology, and neurology.
We are a values-based and inclusive organisation that is committed to deliver the best health outcomes for our total population. Reflecting the population we serve is an important part of the care we deliver to the community. We strongly encourage applicants from all backgrounds with the necessary capability and who share our values to apply. We proactively develop pathways that maximise opportunity for Māori and encourage Māori to apply.
He aha Waikato
Waikato is the fourth largest region in Aotearoa New Zealand and located just south of Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland. It features a wide range of world-class outdoor and cultural experiences. You can surf the world-famous beaches of Whāingaroa Raglan, swim at the beautiful beaches of the Kapanga Coromandel, hike our majestic mountain ranges, tour the Hobbiton shire, experience the magic of the Waitomo glow worm caves, and encounter a vast array of flora and fauna at the remarkable Maungatautari Ecological Reserve.
Waikato is the home of the Kiingitanga and rich in Māori culture. Waikato Hospital sits on whenua gifted by Waikato iwi, situated on the banks of the mighty Waikato Awa, Hamilton is New Zealand’s largest metropolitan inland city. Hamilton’s vibrant city centre and rich cultural mix makes it an ideal place to experience the authentic friendly Kiwi lifestyle.
Learn more about living in the mighty Waikato here
Me pēhea te tuku tono | How to apply
Please apply directly online, applications are not able to be accepted via email. For any queries about the role please contact Heather.Chase@waikatodhb.health.nz
Closing date: 12 March 2023
A national Vaccination Policy which includes COVID19 is under development. In the interim, a Health and Safety Risk Assessment against the requirements of the role will apply to unvaccinated candidates and employees and appropriate risk mitigation (e.g. extra PPE, RAT testing) may be taken as a result. Please note that when a Vaccination Policy is introduced it will apply to this role and need to be supported.
|Location:||North Island - Waikato - Hamilton|
|Job type:||Permanent Full time|
|Expertise:||Clinical - Nursing - Mental Health & Addictions Nurse|
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