Community Mental Health Nurse, Occupational Therapist or Social Worker - Crisis Assessment Home Treatment team at Te Whatu Ora - Health New Zealand Waikato, Waikato
Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role
Where you’ll be working: Community Mental Health, Crisis Assessment Home Treatment Service (CAHT) - Waikato Hospital
The details: Permanent - 80 Hours per fortnight (1.0 FTE) - Rotating roster, AM and PM shifts with overtime available
Te whiwhinga mahi | The Opportunity
This is an exciting opportunity to join the Crisis Assessment and Home Treatment (CAHT) based at Waikato Hospital, Hamilton. CAHT provides mental health assessment for individuals who present in mental health crisis and to support the individual to access the appropriate care pathway. These pathways include referral back to primary services, short term crisis team care, home treatment, admission to community based alternative acute care options or inpatient services.
Key responsibilities of the role:
Accept referrals for individuals requiring mental health crisis assessment, including completion of assessment and clinical documentation.
Liaison and direct work alongside a range of services both internal / external to Health New Zealand | Te Whatu Ora regarding the most appropriate treatment pathway.
Administration of Mental Health Act activities, including the function of Duly Authorised Officer (DAO).
Utilise technology for communication and documenting clinical information.
Practice with cultural competence to improve health outcomes for Maori, alongside kaitakawaenga and rongoa Maori therapy.
Practice with autonomy as part of a multidisciplinary health care team.
(Please note position descriptions can only be viewed on the Te Whatu Ora - Waikato website.)
Ko o tatou painga | Our Benefits
Be part of a close and supportive team
Full orientation and a buddy system to help you get to know our services
Access to clinical supervision
Access to mandatory education / training and ongoing professional development
Mōu | About you
Skills and experience you’ll need to be considered for the role:
Demonstrated Mental Health clinical experience
Acute mental health experience would be an asset but is not essential
Competent ability to utilise technology, including entering and accessing electronic clinical records
Knowledge and understanding of Te Tiriti o Waitangi
Annual practicing certificate that includes Mental Health scope
Current full New Zealand drivers licence
Mō tātou Ratonga | About our Service
CAHT liaise with a wide range of stakeholders internal and external to Waikato Hospital including Police, primary services, NGOs and other Hospitals. Our work takes place in a range of community settings, including private homes and GP clinics, as well as other mental health providers, NGOs, Hospital and police.
Ko ngaa hua o te noho ki roto o Waikato, te mahi hoki ki Te Whatu Ora, Waikato | The Benefits of living in Waikato and working for Te Whatu Ora, Waikato
Located in the heart of the mighty Waikato, Health New Zealand | Te Whatu Ora, Waikato operates over a number of sites, Hamilton City our main campus and smaller community-based hospitals across our region. Hamilton City has easy access to beaches and mountains, so if your interests range from a host of water sports, mountain biking to vineyard lunches, the area has something for you right on your doorstep. To discover more about our stunning area, please click here.
As part of our Health NZ, Waikato family, you’ll benefit from learning and development opportunities to support your career progression.
We offer flexible and agile working opportunities alongside our Health NZ, Waikato benefits and staff discount schemes.
We provide a range of health and wellbeing services to promote a healthy, happy workforce.
He whare Manawanui, He whare Koronga | A committed workspace, a workspace with purpose
We are committed to promoting inclusion and making sure all colleagues feel they belong. We encourage new colleagues from a diverse range of backgrounds to apply.
As an employer, we aim to create a workplace where differences are valued and colleagues treat one another with dignity and respect.
Greater diversity within our Health New Zealand | Te Whatu Ora family improves positive outcomes for the people and communities we serve.
Tō mātou whakahaere ki te tika, te rerekētanga, me te whai wāhi mai | Our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion
We want to see the real you in your application and welcome the real you on board if you come and work with us. Skills are gained across many areas of life, not just in formal employment. If you can demonstrate the skills listed in the ad, but the experience was gained through whānau life, community or mahi aroha (volunteering) we encourage you to apply and share your story with us in your cover letter. We particularly welcome applications from our diverse Māori, Pacific, disabled, and rainbow communities.
Me pēhea te tuku tono | How to apply
Please apply online as applications are unable to be accepted via email. If you have any questions about the role please contact the Recruitment Team – Robyn.Payne@waikatodhb.health.nz
Closing date: 26 February 2024
Nau mai haere mai - Come join the team!
Ngā taipitopito tūranga mahi | Job details
|Te Whatu Ora - Health New Zealand Waikato
|Permanent Full time
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