Registered Health Professional - Crisis Team

Bay of Plenty
Full time
Expires in: 22 days

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Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role

He Kōrero mō te tūranga - About the Role

We are looking for Registered Health Professionals to join our dynamic, innovative, and friendly team with a focus on the delivery of high-quality care to the growing population in the Eastern Bay of Plenty.  

The Acute Care (crisis) team support clients and their whānau suffering with acute mental health crisis/distress, through means of acute assessment, brief follow up, connection with community services, initiation/discussion of treatment and make plans for a pathway forward once the crisis has past.  The Acute Care team (crisis) is part of the wider Community Mental Health team here in Whakatāne, the team has strong support from both the Community Mental Health sector teams and the Mental Health Inpatient unit.  We have a commitment to working in partnership and collaboration with consumers, family/whānau, primary mental health services and the community.

We are looking for a team player, but also someone who is comfortable working autonomously. You will have sound acute assessment skills, be able to make decisions quickly with patients, staff, and have community safety at the forefront of all decisions made.  

You will be flexible with your thinking as well as with your ability to work shifts, which can sometimes change at short notice.  We are looking for someone with an open mind, positive, passionate and with a will to learn and grow.  

You will be a part of a diverse team of Health Professionals including Nurse Practitioners, Consultants, Registrars, Nurses, Social Workers and Occupational Therapists.  We provide a supportive environment, opportunities for career development and participation in service development.

Please click here to view the Position Description if you have a Nursing background
Please click here to view the Position Description if you have an Allied Health background.

Mō Tātou – About Us

Situated in the sunny eastern coast of New Zealand's North Island, the Bay of Plenty really is just that, offering vast golden sand beaches, bush clad mountains, lush farmlands and more. Its pleasant climate means that the area has become a favourite for holiday makers, retirees and those looking for a different lifestyle outside of the main cities.

Te Whatu Ora - Health New Zealand, Hauora a Toi Bay of Plenty is spread across a vast geographical area and centred across two hospitals based in Tauranga and Whakatāne.  We serve a population of approximately 259,000 for the major population centres of Tauranga, Katikati, Te Puke, Whakatāne, Kawerau and Ōpōtiki.  Te Whatu Ora Hauora a Toi Bay of Plenty is one of the Bay of Plenty's largest employers with over 4000 staff.

Click this link to find out more about Whakatāne, its breath-taking landscapes and rich culture.

Ko o tatou painga – Our Benefits 

  • Access to ongoing in-house professional development
  • Potential relocation assistance available for international candidates
  • Highly rewarding role and opportunity to make a difference!
  • Be a valued member of a multidisciplinary team
  • Subsidised onsite hospital gym membership 
  • Free flu vaccinations
  • Free onsite parking 
  • Discounts (with local businesses)

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

Our name, Te Whatu Ora, means ‘the weaving of wellness'. Whatu is the combining together of people, resources, organisations, thoughts and actions for the betterment and wellbeing of all. Whatu is also a direct reference to the pupil of the eye, and the vision required of the new entity and system.

At Te Whatu Ora we acknowledge and respect our people's diversity and spiritual needs, ensuring a safe workplace that is a whānau orientated and supportive environment. We are working towards a system that better meets the complex demands of a growing population, addresses the persistent inequalities experienced by Māori and ensures greater access, experience and outcomes for those traditionally not well served by the system – Māori, Pacific and Disabled People.

Tō tūranga i roto i Te Whatu Ora | Your place in Te Whatu Ora

When you join us, you become part of transforming the health system. This is a once in a life-time change, that will touch the lives of everyone in Aotearoa, and future generations. 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 our 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

You can view the position description below and to apply for the role please click “APPLY NOW.” For tracking and reporting purposes, all applications must be submitted through our online career's portal. 

Due to this position having contact with children and Te Whatu Ora Hauora a Toi Bay of Plenty 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.

Applications will be reviewed as they are received, so we encourage you to apply early.


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