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Registered Nurse, Mental Health and Addictions Liaison (VID: 6020)

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Location: Palmerston North Hospital
Position Type: Nursing
Appointment Type: Permanent/Fulltime
Close Date: 29/05/2022
To comply with the current Health Order MidCentral DHB requires ALL its employees to be fully vaccinated (and boosted as applicable) against COVID-19. We will not accept applications that do not meet this criteria. 
MidCentral District Health Board actively seeks Māori into our workforce to reflect the community we serve.
Te Uru Rauhi, Mental Health and Addiction Services at MidCentral DHB have several exciting opportunities for experienced and enthusiastic Registered Nurses. 
Based at the Palmerston North Hospital site this position is an opportunity to work within a team providing support to whanau whaiora who present to the Emergency Department and within the wards of Palmerston North Hospital. You will also have the opportunity to provide education and support to the staff working in these areas.
Mental Health and Addiction services are moving towards a wellness and recovery-focused approach that encourages interconnectedness socially, spiritually, physically and environmentally and encompasses the aspirations to achieve ‘WAIORA’ flourishing individuals, whānau, and communities. This new service model delivery approach will support the achievement of whānau whaiora. These roles will be pivotal in ensuring in the delivery of safe, efficient, and comprehensive contemporary high quality, person and whānau centred clinical services.
The successful candidate will:
  • Be a Registered Nurse with a current Annual Practising Certificate who can demonstrate an understanding of delivering a person and whānau first service delivery model
  • Have excellent communication skills, including willingness to develop, maintain and enhance our relationships with our community partners such as iwi, primary health care organisations and others. 
  • Be a Duly Authorised Officer under the MHA, or willingness to engage in this training.
  • Be recognised as a proficient or expert clinician.
The successful candidate will be offered the ability to contribute to the vision of providing Te Mātāpuna o te Ora – connected care for Mental Health and Addiction Services for whānau to ensure flourishing resilient hapori/communities and have the opportunity to join an organisation that is committed and focused on contributing to equity of health outcomes. We are looking for a candidate who is excited by change, who is committed to ensuring quality culturally responsive care that will influence the way in which we lead transformational service design and delivery.

For more information or an informal visit, please contact:
Matt Carter Clinical Nurse Manager 027 282 7137 or

MidCentral District Health Board is committed to ensuring that children and young people are safe from abuse and harm. As part of our commitment to children and young people, and in line with the Vulnerable Children Act 2014, appointment to positions that involve regular or overnight contact with children will include worker safety checks. These checks are in addition to the requirement to have a satisfactory police clearance. Further information will be provided to shortlisted candidates. More information about the Vulnerable Children Act 2014 is available from the Ministry of Vulnerable Children website. 

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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