Registered Nurse/Duly Authorised Officer

  • Taranaki DHB
  • New Plymouth, New Zealand
  • 10 Apr, 2018
Full or Part Time Mental Health Professional Nurse

Job Description

Assessment & Brief Care Team

Mental Health & Addiction Services

0.93FTE, Rostered Rotating Shifts (Rostered 4 days on, 2 days off)



Mental Health, Nursing


Do you have Mental Health Nursing experience with acute assessment and therapeutic engagement skills?

The MH Assessment & Brief Care Team is seeking a suitably qualified and experienced Registered Nurse with the appropriate skills to join the team. As the successful candidate you will be working within a team of highly experienced and skilled Registered Nurses providing assessments and brief care for people experiencing mental health problems in the community. Interventions are provided from a strengths based approach to assist in building resilience and preventing onset of chronic symptoms and avoiding acute inpatient admission.

As a Duly Authorised Officer you will also be required to provide advice on and facilitate Mental Health Act assessment processes as well as giving general mental health advice to the public.

Ideally you will have a depth of experience working with people experiencing acute mental illness and demonstrate a variety of talking therapy skills.

The successful candidate must have a current and valid Annual Practising Certificate with NZ Nursing Council and a current Drivers licence.

If you are interested in the position please “apply online” from this page.

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For further enquiries please contact Glenda Schumacher on (06) 753 6139 or email

Applications close on 19 April 2018.

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Glenda Schumacher

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