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Community Mental Health Nurse - Taumarunui

Manawatu - Wanganui
Full time
Expires in: EXPIRED
No Longer Available


Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role

Where you’ll be working: Rural south sector - Taumarunui base

The details: Permanent Full time – 40 hours per week

Te whiwhinga mahi | The Opportunity

Provide assessment and treatment for people with acute or enduring mental illness in the community. Reporting to the CNM, you will hold a case load of approx 30 people as part of the MDT. The local team is made up of a Consultant Psychiatrist, a Social Worker and this nursing role. The MDT includes clinicians who visit weekly or fortnightly, occupational therapy, clinical psychology, nursing, Kaitakwaenga and CAD's. Hours are 8:00-4:30 or 8:30-5:00.

Key responsibilities of the role:

  • Organise priorotise and manage a caseload including the documentation associated with this

  • Clear communication with MDT wider team and community partners

  • Be a DAO or have an interest in becoming one

  • Practice with a tangata whaiora and whanau centred approach and be a strong advocate for best practice

  • If you are an innovative thinker with a can do attitude this is a great opportunity to join an amazing team

Click here to view the position description.

(Please note position descriptions can only be viewed on the Te Whatu Ora, Waikato website.)

Ko o tatou painga | Our Benefits

  • A fully supported orientation

  • Be part of a supportive & welcoming team

  • Supported to work at the top of your scope by engaging in supervision and training opportunities

  • to be part of service development and quality improvement projects

  • Our team is made up of 44 clinicians who are passionate about providing the best community mental health service possible.

  • We achieve a lot with very little, our foundation is a family come first culture.

Mōu | About you

Skills and experience you’ll need to be considered for the role:

  • Knowledge and understanding of Te Tiriti O Waitangi

  • Registration with the Nursing Council of New Zealand

  • At least 1 year experience working in an acute or community mental health setting

  • A full driving licence

Mō tātou Ratonga | About our Service

This is a diverse and exciting role working with Tangata whia ora who live in this beautiful rural part of the Waikato. We welcome applicants who are passionate about working with tangata whai ora and whanau, and have mental health experience. Being flexible, adaptable and a reliable team member will ensure the best fit in this close knit and supportive team.

Ko ngaa hua o te noho ki roto o Waikato, te mahi hoki ki Te Whatu Ora, Waikato | The Benefits of living in Waikato and working for Te Whatu Ora, Waikato

Located in the heart of the mighty Waikato, Health New Zealand | Te Whatu Ora, Waikato operates over a number of sites, Hamilton City our main campus and smaller community-based hospitals across our region. Hamilton City has easy access to beaches and mountains, so if your interests range from a host of water sports, mountain biking to vineyard lunches, the area has something for you right on your doorstep. To discover more about our stunning area, please click here.

  • As part of our Health NZ, Waikato family, you’ll benefit from learning and development opportunities to support your career progression.
  • We offer flexible and agile working opportunities alongside our Health NZ, Waikato benefits and staff discount schemes.
  • We provide a range of health and wellbeing services to promote a healthy, happy workforce.

He whare Manawanui, He whare Koronga | A committed workspace, a workspace with purpose

  • We are committed to promoting inclusion and making sure all colleagues feel they belong. We encourage new colleagues from a diverse range of backgrounds to apply.
  • As an employer, we aim to create a workplace where differences are valued and colleagues treat one another with dignity and respect.
  • Greater diversity within our Health New Zealand | Te Whatu Ora family improves positive outcomes for the people and communities we serve.

Tō mātou whakahaere ki te tika, te rerekētanga, me te whai wāhi mai | Our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion

We want to see the real you in your application and welcome the real you on board if you come and work with us. Skills are gained across many areas of life, not just in formal employment. If you can demonstrate the skills listed in the ad, but the experience was gained through whānau life, community or mahi aroha (volunteering) we encourage you to apply and share your story with us in your cover letter. We particularly welcome applications from our diverse Māori, Pacific, disabled, and rainbow communities.

Me pēhea te tuku tono | How to apply

Please apply online as applications are unable to be accepted via email. If you have any questions about the role please contact the Recruitment Team –

Closing date: Open until filled

Nau mai haere mai - Come join the team!


Manawatu - Wanganui