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Registered Nurse, Specialist Primary Mental Health & Addictions Service (VID:6967)

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Location: Palmerston North Hospital
Position Type: Nursing
Appointment Type: Permanent/Negotiable
Close Date: 22/10/2023

​The Organisation

Te Pae Hauora o Ruahine o Tararua MidCentral (MidCentral) is part of Te Whatu Ora, Health New Zealand and provides healthcare services to over 180,000 people across the Manawatū, Horowhenua and Tararua regions. With a large hospital campus in Palmerston North, it also provides key health care and support services to neighbouring communities.


The Opportunity

One full time role and one part time role (24 hours a week 0.6FTE).

Uru Rauhī, Mental Health and Addiction Services at Te Whatu Ora MidCentral have exciting opportunities for experienced and enthusiastic Registered Nurses to join our Specialist Primary Mental Health and Addictions Service. These roles report to the Specialist Primary Service Manager.

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.

We are looking for candidates who are:
  • Excited by change
  • Flexible and committed to a team of team’s approach to working
  • Creative and curious and have a ‘do what it takes’ attitude
  • Open to opportunities to learn new skills as the service develops
The successful candidates will:
  • Be a Registered Nurse who role models strengths in influencing and relationship buiilding in a way that encourages strength, diversity and kotahitanga (unity)
  • Be an experienced mental health and/or addiction practitioner who can demonstrate an understanding of delivering a person and whānau first service delivery model with equity at the forefront
  • Have a specific dedicated focus on developing liaison and consultation with primary practice teams and community agencies to access care early
  • Enhance Maori, community partners and network relationships along with excellent clinical knowledge and attributes to facilitate the development of whānau ora
  • Have excellent communication skills, including the ability to develop, maintain and enhance their relationships with stakeholders
  • Have experience in or willing to develop skills in developing and facilitating brief intervention groups
  • Have experience in or willing to develop skills to lead/co lead strategic portfolios streams as required
  • Have experience or wlling to develop skills in clinical supervision and/or coaching and fosters creativity of team members.
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 access to talking therapies training.

For more information or an informal visit, please contact:
Heidi Graham, Service Manager Specialist Primary Mental Health and Addiction Email:
Mobile: 027 4200 864


Come and join us

Employing over 2500 people, MidCentral offers a supportive work environment that accepts and values all employees.  We actively seek Māori kaimahi into our workforce and provide an environment which delivers our commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion.

MidCentral region offers an excellent lifestyle for families with scenic spots for hiking and mountain-biking, great schools and tertiary institutions.  With the mountains, city and sea at your doorstep, you’ll get to taste the best of both worlds – the perfect blend of rural and city living.
  • An encouraging learning environment where you will continue to grow and be challenged
  • A professional and supportive culture and team setting
  • Fulfilling and challenging work with great lifestyle options
  • Tailored wellness programmes
How to apply

To view the position description and/or apply for the role (by submitting your cover letter and CV), please click “APPLY NOW.”  For tracking and reporting purposes, all applications must be submitted through our online career portal.
We are looking to fill this position as soon as possible so may withdraw the advert if the perfect candidate is found before the expiry date.
We strive to be a place where people love to work and learn. We aim to develop a diverse team that reflects the communities that we serve and we welcome people of all ethnicities, genders, sexual orientations, religious and political beliefs, socio-economic situations and accessibility needs.
MidCentral actively seeks Māori into our workforce to reflect the community we serve.
Some positions are defined as a Core Children’s worker under the Children’s Act and require full safety checks completed before employment commences.

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

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