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Registered Nurse - Assessment Rehabilitation - IDPH Specialist Mental Health Services

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

Our Purpose: What We're Here For

When you work with the Canterbury District Health Board, you're part of something very special. We're world leaders in the delivery of integrated health care, and we're always striving to Make It Better. From the carers on the front line working directly with patients and communities, to our talented support teams who enable that care, we plan, fund and deliver health services to the almost 600,000 New Zealanders that live in the Canterbury region. And we're all about putting people at the heart of everything we do.

Our Culture: What Matters To Us

Ko Te Whatu Manawa Tangata
Putting people at the heart of all we do

For us to continue to putting our communities at the centre of our health system, we're putting our own people at the centre of everything we do. Because health is ultimately all about people. What's important around here is the way we care for and respect others, the responsibility that all our people take for delivering outcomes, and that we go about our work with integrity in all we do.

What matters to us is doing the right thing, valuing everyone, and being and staying well ourselves so we can care for our community.

The Role: What This Opportunity's All About

The IDPH Service CDHB is seeking three innovative and enthusiastic Registered Nurses with highly developed interpersonal skills and a commitment to excellence, to work within our Assessment Rehabilitation team within our IDPH Specialist Mental Health Services.

The unit is based at Hillmorton Hospital and work with people who have an intellectual disability and present with complex and challenging behaviours. We are offering you the opportunity to join us and work as part of a dynamic and innovative team of health professionals, providing creative care to clients with challenging behaviours. Your ability to form effective relationships and communicate across all levels is essential. Some of our clients may have been in contact with the justice service, therefore, a focus on risk assessment and the ability to provide a safe environment, while maximising independence is an essential part of this position.

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 for continuing education.


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

We have a number of opportunities available, please express what working arrangement you are seeking in your cover letter.

Skills and requirements:

  • Current registration and APC with the New Zealand Nursing Council with a scope of practice in the field of Intellectual Disability
  • 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


Ability to work all shifts on a rotating roster including night shifts is a requirement for this role.

Belonging Here: Becoming Part Of Our Story

Our people enjoy access to a fantastic benefits scheme, flexible working arrangements and a genuine and ongoing focus on career development.

We hope you'll seriously consider joining us, but if this isn't a good fit for you, please share the opportunity with your personal networks and help us find our next rock star!

If this particular role isn't for you we do have other similar opportunities - please look on careers page or give us a call to discuss.

Apply online, or to find out more information, please contact Jessica Massey


Phone: (03) 3377923

Applicants will be progressed as they apply, so if this sounds like you, please apply now! 

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