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Registered Nurse, Specialist Primary Mental Health & Addictions Service (VID:6299)

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Location: Palmerston North Hospital
Position Type: Nursing
Appointment Type: Permanent/Fulltime
Close Date: 25/09/2022
Health NZ – MidCentral District (previously MidCentral District Health Board) provides healthcare services to over 180,000 people across the Manawatu, Horowhenua and Tararua regions.  With a large hospital campus at Palmerston North, the health care provider also provides key health care and support services to neighbouring communities.
To comply with the current Health Order, Health NZ – MidCentral District 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.
Health NZ – MidCentral District actively seeks Māori into our workforce to reflect the community we serve.
Te Uru Rauhi, Mental Health and Addiction Services have an exciting opportunity for an experienced and enthusiastic Mental Health and Addiction Registered Nurse.
We are looking for a candidate who is excited by change and who is committed to ensuring quality, culturally responsive care. This role will be pivotal in ensuring the delivery of safe, efficient, and comprehensive contemporary high quality, Whānau whaiora centred clinical services.
Mental Health and Addictions Services at MDHB are moving towards a wellness and recovery-focused approach that encourages inter-connectedness 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. 
The Specialist Primary Mental Health and Addiction Services goes across our three districts of Horowhenua, Manawatu and Tararua.  The home base for this role is in our Palmerston North locality.  
The successful candidate requirements:
  • A registered nurse 
  • Current New Zealand Annual Practicing Certificate  
  • Commitment to our core values: Compassionate - Ka whai aroha, Respectful - Ka whai Ngākau, Courageous - Ka Mātātoa and Accountable - Ka noho haepapa
  • Expertise and/or interest in developing and contributing to addiction needs across the rohe
  • Have excellent written and interpersonal skills 
  • Strives for excellence and delivers high-quality care that focuses on the needs of Whānau whaiora. 

The successful candidate will be part of bringing to life 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.

You will have the opportunity to join an organisation that is committed and focused on contributing to equity of health outcomes.
RN’s will report to the Specialist Primary Service Manager and Older Adult Community Mental Health Service, Mental Health & Addiction Service.
If you wish to discuss the position further, please contact Heidi Graham, Service Manager on 0274200864.

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. 

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

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

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