Registered Nurse - Child, Adolescent and Family Service (CAFS)
Southland Hospital, Invercargill
Permanent full-time (1.0 FTE)
- Specialist Child / Adolescent and Family role
- Safe, friendly and affordable lifestyle
About the Team
With ready access to other mental health professionals, means that you truly can put the patient and their needs at the centre of everything you do. You'll work closely with patients, their families, and other members of the team to provide assessments and treatment plans that support their recovery. We offer you a warm, pleasant working environment in a modern low-rise building, very good resources and the opportunity to work and develop professionally within a progressive and friendly team that is well supported by management.
About the Role / About You
We are looking to recruit a suitably qualified and experienced Registered Nurse to fill this role working with children and adolescents (and their families), with mental health difficulties. If you have experience in the provision of psychotherapy on an individual or group basis and you’re passionate with an unwavering belief in people’s recovery - then you might just be the one for us!
You’ll work with a broad-based generic caseload, utilising your mental health experience with excellent assessment and intervention skills. As someone committed to the MDT approach with a focus on excellent service delivery, you’ll also appreciate that we offer ongoing tailored professional development specific to our Mental Health team. Naturally you’ll have the ability to work under pressure as a team player committed to excellence in service delivery.
About the Southern DHB
Here at Southern DHB, we’re up to the challenge of realising our vision of Better Health, Better Lives, Whanau Ora; and to help us achieve this we’re very focused on bringing into our organisation people who display our values of being Kind, Open and Positive, with a sense of Community.
Covering the largest geographical area of all the District Health Boards, Southern DHB exists to support everyone across our district to live well, and access the right care when they need it, by delivering high quality, patient-centred and equitable health services to our diverse communities. Located South of the Waitaki River our catchment area encompasses Invercargill City, Queenstown - Lakes District, Gore, rural Southland, Clutha, Central Otago, Maniototo, Waitaki District and Dunedin City.
Now is a great time to relocate to Southern if you were considering a move! The Southern district offers the benefits of excellent amenities, first class primary through to tertiary education and outstanding recreational opportunities. Whether it is surfing, kayaking or sailing; skiing, hunting or fishing; theatre, live-music or art – there’s literally something for everyone. Check out https://southernhealthcareers.nz/ for what the region and we can offer you and your whanau. It’s a great place with a great lifestyle.
Down here in the South, life is good! You’ll have heard about the genuine friendliness of the Southern people, mountains, epic scenery .…but there is more to know, so don’t hesitate on this opportunity.
You must be a Registered Nurse with a current APC with experience in working within a mental health sector with children, adolescents and their families.
Closing Date: Sunday 31 May, 2020. Please note that we may begin shortlisting as we receive applications and could withdraw the advertising at any time.
For further information please contact Caroline Godfrey, Recruitment Advisor – Mental Health
Phone (03) 214-5769 or Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Children’s Act 2014
Due to this position having contact with children and the SDHB’s commitment to child protection, you will be subject to ‘safety checks’ under the Children’s Act at the time of hire and thereafter as per the relevant legislation.
Pre-Employment Occupational Health Assessment
In the interests of protecting our people and our patients, all appointments will be subject to an Occupational Health Assessment to confirm suitability and fitness to work in the role you are being considered for.