Registered Nurse Maternal Mental Health

2022-09-21 to 2022-10-03
Te Whatu Ora Southern
Work Type
Part Time
Closing Date
Job Description
Invercargill Community Mental Health Team - Southland Hospital

Salary band - $64,291 to $88,757 p.a pro rata, plus Kiwisaver, plus car park

Join us as we change the future of healthcare in Southern NZ
Permanent role 0.8 FTE (32 hours per week)
Great Nursing professional development, exceptional MDT and opportunity to make a difference

Mō te tūranga - About the role

The Maternal Mental Health Service within the Invercargill Community Mental Health Team provides mental health assessment and treatment for women experiencing a known or suspected mental health condition during their pregnancy and up to the first year post-partum. The emphasis is on identification and early intervention for those experiencing a moderate to severe Mental Illness as well as promoting maternal mental wellbeing and optimal health for both mother and baby. The service works closely with mothers, family/whanau, midwifes, GPs, hospital based services, including Regional Services and other community agencies in a supportive, educational and clinical role that is firmly based upon the mental health recovery principles.

We offer you a warm, pleasant working environment, very good resources and the opportunity to work and develop professionally within a progressive and friendly team that is well supported by management.

Mōu ake - About you

We are looking for a highly motivated Registered Nurse with a passion and interest in Maternal health and experience working with Mental Health. Within this position you will be responsible for managing a busy caseload, undertaking assessments and providing interventions, while assessing and evaluating clinical risk. You will have a good knowledge of community resources and be able to foster relationships and facilitate referral to other agencies/services where indicated.

Our ideal candidate will have the following:

To be successful in this role you will have community and/or recent mental health acute inpatient experience
It is important that you have an interest in Maternal Mental Health
You will also hold a strong sense of 'self', a positive 'can do' attitude and a commitment to working cohesively in a multidisciplinary team environment. You should be able to demonstrate a commitment to best practice standards and your model of practice will be inclusive of the seven Real Skills of Let's get real (
proven leadership and the ability to meet the demands of a busy workload to a high standard
You should be a New Zealand Registered Nurse with a minimum of three years' experience, with current APC and hold a full NZ drivers' licence
If this sounds like you, then apply today!

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Painga - Benefits:

Affordable housing and beautiful scenery
Continuous support for career development
Subsidised gym membership, discounted health insurance and free on-site parking
Access to discounted staff holiday accommodation and a range of retail discounts
Mō mātou - About us

Te Whatu Ora - Southern has the largest geographical coverage of all the New Zealand regions, providing services to 350,000 people in diverse communities. We take pride in all the services we provide, and our aim is to improve, promote and protect the health of our region. We believe that our dedicated and passionate staff are a significant driving force behind the achievement of these standards, and we need more like-minded people to help us continue providing for our community.

Utu whānui - Salary range

This role belongs to the DHBs/NZNO Collective Agreement and falls between the Step 2 ($64,291 p.a) and Step 8 ($88,757 p.a pro rata).

Rā mōnehu - Closing date: Monday, 3 October 2022.

Due to the fast-paced nature of what we do, our vacancy close dates may be subject to change. Don't delay, make sure you apply as soon as possible.

Tono ināianei - Apply now

We only accept online applications. Please apply via our website:

For further information please contact Caroline Godfrey, Recruitment Advisor, [email protected]

If you currently work for Te Whatu Ora - Health New Zealand - Southern, please apply for this role via our internal careers site, found here: Pulse > Applications > Corporate > SuccessFactors

Pre-employment checks

In the interests of protecting our people and our patients, all appointments will be subject to the following:

Occupational health assessment
Police vetting/Ministry of Justice safety checks
Serious misconduct checks (previous Public Service departments and statutory Crown entities only)

Covid vaccination requirements

Following the update to COVID-19 Public Health Response (Vaccinations) Order 2021, to be employed with Te Whatu Ora Southern you will be required to be fully vaccinated and have received a booster vaccine against COVID-19. You will need to provide proof of this to Occupational Health staff.

To apply

We only accept online applications. Please apply via our website:
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