Community Mental Health Nurse- Crisis Resolution Service

The Crisis Resolution Service (CRS) is a 24 hour Community Mental Health and Addiction Team working across the Hutt Valley and Wellington Region. CRS is part of the Mental Health, Addictions & Intellectual Disability Service & responds to the acute needs of people across the life span, who  are experiencing psychological distress and require immediate intervention in our community. 

CRS has 3 bases at Kenepuru Hospital, Wellington ED and Hutt Hospital. We are seeking experienced mental health nurses with at least 4 years experience in both mental Health inpatient and community settings. To work full-time rostered and rotating including night duties

You will have experience providing comprehensive assessments and risk management plans, formulating and articulating treatment needs and plans, and be able to coordinate and prioritise acute crisis referrals. You will also be required to work toward becoming a Duly Authorised Officer (DAO) to facilitate and coordinate the Mental Health Act (MHA). 

You will be working for an experienced team who strive to provide high quality care for tangata whaiora/consumers and their family/whānau that may require access to mental health services. 

The ideal applicant will have worked for at least 4 years as a registered mental health nurse and have acute/community mental health and addiction experience. Recent experience in mental health telephone triage/acute crisis work will be an advantage. Knowledge of the Hutt Valley and Wellington region would be an advantage, but not essential. You must be registered with the New Zealand Nursing Council and consent to a police vetting process under the Vulnerable Children’s Act 2014. Please note this is a 3DHB position and you will be rostered to work across all bases on a rotating basis.

Essential Requirements:

  • At least four years mental health nursing experience.
  • Have experience in working in both a mental health community and inpatient setting.
  • Registration with the Nursing Council of New Zealand as a Registered Nurse.
  • A current practising certificate.
  • Driver Licence.


Capital and Coast DHB (CCDHB) is located centrally in Wellington and has over 6,000 full-time equivalent staff, making us one of the major employers in the Wellington region. CCDHB operates two hospitals – Wellington Regional Hospital in Newtown and Kenepuru Hospital in Porirua – as well as the Kapiti Health Centre at Paraparaumu. 

The Mental Health, Addiction and Intellectual Disability Service (MHAIDS) spans three DHBs - Wairarapa, Hutt Valley and Capital and Coast DHB’s and includes local, regional, and national services. The local MHAIDS services are provided from multiple sites within the 3DHB sub-region – greater Wellington, Hutt Valley and Wairarapa. 

Here at CCDHB we embrace diversity and welcome applications from people of all gender identities, ages, ethnicities, sexual orientations, disability and religions. A workforce that is diverse and inclusive means that we are better positioned to understand and serve our community.

CCDHB is a pro-equity Health Organisation, with a particular focus on Māori and Pacific Peoples.

CCDHB provides a range of specialist services including neurosurgery, oncology, neonatal intensive care and community-based services including district nursing, rehabilitation services, social work, alcohol and drug services, and home support services to a population of around 900,000 people.

Applications will only be accepted via our careers portal and Seek. All candidates applying for any of our current vacancies must complete an online application form by clicking the 'Apply Now' button. Please submit your CV and cover letter in Word or PDF format. If you have queries, please email:

Permanent/Full Time

Job no: NMMH31-19

Location: Porirua Community, Hutt Valley, Kenepuru Hospital/Porirua

Closing Date: Monday, 4 November 2019