Registered Nurses Mental Health - Multiple Positions


Location:      Porirua- 20 minutes from Wellington city

Service:        Te Korowai Whariki - Forensic Inpatient 

Contract:      Full Time & Part Time - Multiple Positions available

                      24/7 operations -  4 & 2 rotation - flexibility is key

Applications will be reviewed as they are received.

About the role:

We are seeking Registered Mental Health Nurses for our forensic inpatient services at Te Korowai Whariki part of the Mental Health Addictions& Intellectual Disability Service (MHAIDS). The acute forensic inpatient service consists of Purehurehu (male only unit) and Rangipapa (mixed gender unit).

The main function of Purehurehu and Rangipapa is to provide a safe and secure environment for people who have been admitted into hospital for assessment and/or treatment through the criminal justice system. Clients are either referred from the courts as part of the judicial process, or they are admitted from prison for psychiatric care and treatment.

Why work in this team?

You will be able to assess, treat and assist in the recovery of people with mental illness who have committed a criminal offence or are at high risk in the community. This is a great opportunity for you to utilise your skills and be part of a supportive, dynamic multi-disciplinary team.

The units both have dedicated Clinical Nurse Specialists and Coordinators to support their nursing staff and there is a comprehensive orientation programme.

The wider campus offers strong collegial support. It also features a state of the art learning and development resource for staff, with additional financial allowances for meeting targets with your PDRP. Professional development opportunities are a given, as well as the ability to up-skill and to take on other roles. 

Skills & Experience:
  • Be a highly motivated nurse, who displays a positive attitude and enthusiasm for this area of work
  • Provide quality care and services to our patients, friends and whanau in collaboration with the MDT
  • Understand risk assessment and have the ability to think on your feet when identifying and managing risk
  • Have a positive solution focused approach with the ability to use your initiative
  • Have knowledge of rehabilitation and recovery models and social inclusion
  • Provide nursing care in accordance with the NCNZ scope of practice (Registered Nurse) and the CCDHB Professional Development and Recognition Plan

Qualifications:

  • Be registered with the Nursing Council of New Zealand as a Registered Nurse or Registered Psychiatric Nurse
  • Mental health nursing scope of practice
  • Hold a current practicing certificate
  • New Zealand Driver License desirable but not essential
  • Having post registration education/learning experiences in mental health nursing (advantageous)

About our organisation:

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.

We support a smokefree working environment.

How to apply:

Please click the  'Apply Now' button. We will be reviewing applications as they come through.

Please ensure your uploaded CV and cover letter is in either Word or PDF format. For further information on this role, please email Dennis.Klue@ccdhb.org.nz oand please indicate the vacancy number NMMH26-19 in the subject line.

 

Ma tini, ma mano, ka rapa te whai

By joining together we will succeed

 

 

 

Permanent/Full Time, Permanent/Part Time

Job no: NMMH26-19

Location: Kenepuru Hospital/Porirua

Closing Date: Monday, 2 March 2020