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Acute Clinician – Community Mental Health

Organisation Nelson Marlborough Health
Area, City Nelson
Advert reference N19-451
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Permanent/temporary Permanent
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Closing date for applications 03-10-2019


Adult Community Mental Health Teams

Location: Nelson and Tasman

  • Do you have up-to-date knowledge of Mental Health and associated issues?
  • You will be a Registered Nurse, Occupational Therapist or Social Worker
  • Full-time positions working 80 hours a fortnight

About the role

Our Adult Community Mental Health teams provide high-quality comprehensive assessment and treatment for adults and their families living in the Nelson/Tasman region. We enjoy a team culture of collaborative practice, openness, humour and respect across disciplines.

We have two full-time positions available, working 80 hours a fortnight as follows:

  • One permanent position
  • One fixed-term position covering a secondment until 31/07/2020

As an Acute Clinician you will work a 24/7 roster responding to clients in crisis. This will include overnight on call triaging and assessment of acute presentations in response to referrals from ED GPs, and Police.

About you

You will need to be a registered nurse, social worker or occupational therapist. You will be the type of person who engenders confidence, trust and rapport with clients and their support networks.

You will be experienced in providing community mental health interventions and ongoing assessments for clients. You will have an up to date knowledge of mental health and associated issues. Experience and knowledge of addictions is desirable. Whilst we are looking for experienced practitioners we recruit primarily for attitude.

About us

Nelson Marlborough Health (NMH) is the main health service provider for New Zealand’s Nelson, Tasman and Marlborough regions, serving over 150,000 people across two main hospitals, public health and a range of community services. We provide a great place to work with professional development opportunities, job security, and workplace wellness programmes.

Find out more about us https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC34XErxkHJ5YAn59o6SrhnA

Nelson is one of New Zealand’s top lifestyle destinations and offers an amazing variety of leisure pursuits, beaches, rivers and national parks with great opportunities for outdoor activities such as kayaking, tramping, skiing, golf, sailing, as well as abundant sunshine and outstanding scenery. For more information on the Nelson/Tasman region visit http://www.nelsonnz.com/

How to apply

For role specific information please contact Nicola McKay, Clinical Coordinator – Adult Mental Health at [email protected]

For general enquiries please contact our recruitment team on [email protected] or 03 546 1274.

Keen to apply now, it’s easy. Please click ‘apply now’ and complete our online application form.



Applications close: Thursday, 3 October 2019 (unless filled prior).

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