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Registered Nurse, Alcohol and Other Drugs Service (VID: 4834)

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Location: Palmerston North Hospital
Service: Alcohol and Other Drugs Service
Position Type: Nursing
Appointment Type: Permanent/Fulltime
Close Date: 26/05/2019
The MidCentral AOD service aims to promote the health and well being of the individuals and families in our community by reducing the harms associated with substance misuse.
We require applications from highly motivated, experienced and dynamic registered nurses. The appointed individual will work primarily with our general AOD team. A commitment to the development of services to our client population is essential, as is the ability to build positive working relationships with others across the broader health and social sector. 
The primary function of this position is to provide assessment and therapeutic interventions to the clients of the service with moderate to severe co-existing mental health and addiction problems. As directed by the Clinical Manager, the incumbent would also be expected to assist with managed withdrawal and to provide support to the intake team.
Services are provided across the MidCentral district and the work may involve travelling out to satellite clinics. The work will also involve liaison with mental health, primary care and other services.
The successful applicant will be able to demonstrate a recovery focus.
Advanced knowledge and skills in the management of clients with coexisting mental health and substance misuse problems is essential.

MidCentral District Health Board employs more than 2500 staff at Manawatu, Palmerston North, Tararua and Horowhenua and Otaki districts.
Palmerston North Hospital is a 350 bed secondary hospital, which services an urban population of 80,000 and a total population catchment of 168,000. In addition, the hospital is a teaching hospital, and is associated with both Auckland and Otago medical schools.
Palmerston North is a major university city and is at the hub of key routes to the central North Island ski fields, and river adventures. Wellington the capital city, is only a two hour journey by road, as are the wine growing regions of Hawke's Bay and Wairarapa.


For further information:
Human Resources
Private Bag 11036
Manawatu Mail Centre
Palmerston North 4442

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