Registered Nurse, Occupational Therapist or Social Worker - Mental Health Service for Older People
Where you’ll be based: Manaaki Centre, Thames Hospital
The details: Permanent - 80 hours per fortnight (1.0 FTE) however part-time can be negotiated
Be part of the national transformation in Health
Live and Work in the amazing Hauraki-Coromandel
The Coromandel Peninsula, Te Tara-O-Te-Ika-A-Māui, is renowned for its pristine beaches, misty forests and laid-back vibe which offers a wealth of nature-based activities and attractions for the whole whānau.
In addition to working with a group of friendly and welcoming staff, you can enjoy being surrounded by the mountains, the bush and the sea - while still having three major cities within easy reach.
We understand most applicants will appreciate help with their move so we offer a generous relocation package and support with securing accommodation.
Te whiwhinga mahi | The Opportunity
We are looking for a Registered Nurse, Occupational Therapist or Social Worker to join our supportive community-based Mental Health Services for Older People (MHSOP) multidisciplinary team servicing the Thames / Coromandel area. This position is a full-time permanent position. The position is based in Thames, but the flexibility of working locally can be considered, depending upon patient/service need, and resource availability.
Click here to view the Registered Nurse position description.
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Cick here to view the Social Worker position description.
(Please note position descriptions can only be viewed on the Te Whatu Ora - Waikato website.)
Mō tō mātou rōpū | About our team
MHSOP provide assessment, treatment and rehabilitation interventions for older adults (over-65) experiencing recent onset functional mental ill health and/or behavioural and psychological symptoms secondary to degenerative neurocognitive conditions, primarily dementia. We also see older adults with complex clinical presentations where specialist assessment is indicated within our scope. We work closely with geriatric medicine and other mental health services across the district. You will be joining an experienced specialist team who are passionate about improving health outcomes and promoting the quality of life of people referred to our service. MHSOP has its main office in the OPR building, Pembroke Street, Hamilton.
Mō tātou Ratonga | About our Service
Mental Health and Addictions Services at Te Whatu Ora, Waikato delivers a full range of specialty services across the district. We are committed to making a difference with tāngata whai ora and their whānau through working in partnership to create kotahitanga. We believe in delivering services with a strong recovery focus and a sensitivity to cultural aspects of mental health through applying the Treaty of Waitangi principles into practice.
Mōu | About you
Required skills & experience you will need to be considered for this role:
Knowledge and understanding of Te Tiriti o Waitangi
A Registered Nurse with experience working in a mental health setting
Experience in this area of speciality would be an advantage
You will be passionate and committed to providing tangata whaiora focused care
You will work as an effective team member and demonstrate strong communication skills
You will need to have a calm and empathic approach, flexibility and creativity in your care approach
Duly Authorised Officer training may be offered.
Ko o tatou painga | Our benefits
A supportive and comprehensive orientation
Access to supervision
A strong supportive and collegial work environment
A culturally responsive service and team
An environment where you are well supported and encouraged to grow and develop as a leader
A service that supports further training and education
A service where you feel valued and respected for what you bring to the team
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.
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.
Me pēhea te tuku tono | How to apply
Please apply directly online, applications are not able to be accepted via email.
If you would like to find out more about this role, please contact CNM Alan Barlow: 021472453 or Alan.Barlow@waikatodhb.health.nz
Closing date: 8 October 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.
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