Community Mental Health for Older People
- Permanent – full time position (40 hours per week)
About the Southern DHB
Southern District Health Board (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.
We are responsible for planning, funding and providing health and disability services to a population of over 315,000 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. This means Southern DHB serves the largest geographic region of all New Zealand's Health Boards.
At the very top of the list of reasons to join us at Southern DHB is the lifestyle that the Southern region offers. We’re home to the most beautiful landscapes in NZ, if it’s the great outdoors that presses your buttons; and we’re within easy reach of the likes of Queenstown if its adrenalin you seek. It’s all here - the opportunity to create a fantastic work/life balance is waiting for you! The Southern DHB region offers the benefits of excellent amenities, schooling, housing, great food and wine, and a variety of climates and locations, from coastal to mountain.
The Southern DHB now has a rare and exciting opportunity for a Registered Nurse with recent Mental Health experience to join the Community Mental Health for Older Persons Team. This community based role will see you working Monday to Friday providing care for people over 65 years of age who are experiencing mental illness.
A strong knowledge base is essential to meeting the challenge of caring for older people in a mental health environment. You will also need to have high standards of competence and performance, and enjoy the challenge of working with patients in this setting.
We are seeking someone who is warm, empathetic, responsive and highly attuned to the emotions, needs and motivations of older people. It goes without saying you will be a Registered Nurse with a current New Zealand Annual Practicing Certificate.
We will only be taking applications from Registered Nurses with a General or Mental health scope - in line with New Zealand’s standards so please ensure you meet the above criteria. Applicants should also note that a full driver’s licence is a requirement for this position.
All employees of the Southern District Health Board working with in Mental Health Addiction and Intellectual Disability Services are expected to demonstrate a commitment to “The Seven Real Skills” (Te Pou Workforce Development, see www.tepou.co.nz/letsgetreal).
If you tick all the boxes and are an experienced Mental Health Nurse with an interest in Older Persons then apply today!
Closing Date: Monday 22 April, 2019
For further information please contact Caroline Godfrey, Recruitment Advisor – Mental Health,
Phone (03) 214 5769 or Email firstname.lastname@example.org