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Registered Nurse - PSAID

Canterbury District Health Board
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Canterbury - Christchurch
Job Type:
Ongoing - Full Time
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Job Description

If you are a Mental Health or Comprehensive Nurse with an interest in working with intellectually disabled people who experience mental health issues, then we would like to hear from you.

About us:

Working for the Canterbury District Health Board - working for the community. At its core, our vision is dependent on achieving a truly collaborative, 'whole of system' approach where everyone in the health system works together to do the right thing for the patient and the right thing for the system and our community as a whole.

About the role:

Registered Nurse - PSAID (Psychiatric Service for Adults with Intellectual Disability).

The Intellectually Disabled Persons Health Service (CDHB) is seeking innovative and enthusiastic Registered Nurses with highly developed interpersonal skills and a commitment to excellence, to work within our PSAID team within our IDPH specialist mental health services.

PSAID Inpatient Unit is a specialist mental health service based at Hillmorton Hospital that provides assessment and treatment options tailored to the needs of intellectually disabled people. Opportunities exist for Registered Nurses to work alongside other specialist staff to craft packages of care that enable consumers to learn new skills and ways of managing their illness so that they can return home, be part of their community and lead a good life. Be part of a team that has celebrated success through comprehensive transition pathways back to community care.

Ideally you will have experience working with intellectual disability, however candidates with an interest in the area and motivation to learn new skills would also be considered. We are committed to supporting you in your professional development and have opportunities available for continuing education.


  • 0.94 FTE
  • Flexibility and adaptability are essential as hours of work will be as per rotating roster and weekend work will be a requirement

Skills and requirements:

  • Current registration and APC with the New Zealand Nursing Council
  • Responsible and mature attitude
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work as part of a supportive team
  • Ideally you will have experience working with intellectual disability, however, candidates with an interest in the area and motivation to learn new skills would also be considered
  • A current NZ driver's licence

Our culture:

  • Care and respect for others. Manaaki me te whakaute i te tangata
  • Integrity in all we do. Hāpai i ā mātou mahi katoa i runga i te pono
  • Responsibility for outcomes. Te Takohanga i ngā hua


  • Something For You is an employee benefits programme available to all staff of the CDHB. CDHB staff are entitled to preferential rates at a wide selection of partners either on a permanent basis or at exclusive events throughout the year. For both the things you need and the things you just want, as a CDHB employee you will be sure to enjoy being able to choose a little Something For You
  • We help you to construct your professional development pathway out of the components that are best for you, resulting in better patient outcomes

How to apply

Apply online, or to find out more information, please contact Nicki McNeill, Recruitment Specialist - Nursing, Phone: (03) 3377956 or email

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