Community Mental Health Nurse - Assertive Community Treatment

Waikato District, Waikato
Full time
Expires in: 10 days


Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role

Where you’ll be working: Waikato Hospital

The details: Fixed Term, full time


We are seeking an experienced mental health nurse to join our team providing a community-based service for individuals with complex needs who require significant support and intervention in order to maintain their wellness in the community.


About the service:

Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) is an intensive and highly integrated approach for community mental health service delivery. ACT is not a case management program, but rather an intervention.


About the role:

The ACT team functions seven days a week (08:00 – 16:30hrs) and also provides early evening on-call (Monday to Friday 16:30 – 20:30hrs). There will be times, when as an on-call clinician, you may be required to return to work to attend to urgent client related business that cannot wait until the next day. The rostering is largely self-rostering, so there is ability to support a work/life balance. Mental health services continue to evolve to meet the needs of clients, so the successful candidate will need to be flexible and willing to change as the service requires.


Required skills & experience:

• The ability to work effectively both in a multidisciplinary team and autonomously

• A strong recovery focus and strengths-based approach

• The ability to provide an assertive, creative and flexible approach to client care, within a variety of settings to clients in varying stages of recovery

• Well-developed time management skills with the ability to co-ordinate personal and team tasks

• Computer literacy and the ability to complete documentation to a high standard

• A current full drivers license.


For any queries about the role please contact Ali Macfarlane, Team Leader on +64 7 834 6902.



The Waikato District Health Board Health & Safety has a policy that includes ensuring that you comply with the Health Order announced 11 October 2021 and with the Waikato DHB’s Vaccine Preventable Diseases for Employees policy. The policy prescribes the required vaccinations including COVID19 for all employees of Waikato DHB. COVID-19 vaccinations are mandatory before you commence employment.


Why us:

The Waikato District Health Board (DHB) is one of the largest of 20 DHBs in New Zealand.

We plan, fund and provide health and disability support services to a population of more than 400,000. We run five hospitals across the district – a tertiary hospital in Hamilton, a secondary hospital in Thames, and three rural hospitals in Te Kuiti, Taumarunui, and Tokoroa.

Waikato Hospital in Hamilton is one of New Zealand’s largest tertiary, teaching hospitals with over 600 inpatient beds and 22 operating theatres. Clinical specialities include Women’s and Children Services, Cardiology / Cardiothoracic Surgery, Oncology and Haematology, Surgical services, and Mental Health and Addiction. Waikato Hospital is the Midland regional referral centre for multiple specialties including trauma surgery, oncology, and neurology.

We are a values based and inclusive organisation that is committed to deliver the best health outcomes for our total population. To do this we are working hard to develop a robust and capable workforce that reflects the population we serve. We strongly encourage applicants from all backgrounds with the necessary capability and who share our values to apply and would greatly value seeing more applicants from our Māori communities.


Your application:

Please apply directly online, and click here to review the position description. Applications are not able to be accepted via email.


Application closing date: 26 June 2022



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Waikato District, Waikato