Mental Health Nursing positions in New Zealand

Mental Health Nursing positions in New Zealand

This role has day to day nursing responsibility for assessing and managing the needs of clients that are referred to the service with an acute mental health presentation and increased risk. The role extends to offering / providing intensive home support to clients and their families as an alternative to in-patient admission.

Auckland District Health Board
Community Mental Health Nurse

Registered Psychiatric Nurse; or RN with Entry to Speciality Practice MH certificate

  • Registration with Nursing Council (NZ) or willing to apply immediately.
  • Minimum of 2 years mental health nursing experience.
  • Level 3 nursing Professional Development Registration Program or willing to work towards this.
  • Trained as Duly Authorized Officer or willing to train for this role (involves knowledge and administration of the compulsory assessment and treatment mental health act).

We are keen to secure a number of Mental Health Nurses who are experienced in working in Community Settings in particular Crisis Teams. We have a few vacancies available at our Community Mental Health Centres within central Auckland. Many are based out of the city in Ponsonby, St Lukes, Panmure and Greenlane, transport to each is easy and there is often a range of parking available. A drivers licence is required however as there is some travel to clients homes.

These are permanent, full time roles. They are rostered shifts (morning, evening and nights) and there is some work required for the Urgent Response Service as well occasionally which is also rostered. See attached information.

We’re looking for nurses with more than 3 years’ experience, it would be great if the registration process has begun, but the hospital can work with them on this if required. We will provide some relocation to assist and are always happy to have an informal chat first.

If you have anyone currently interested in considering opportunities or someone who is ready to make the move please let us know! New Zealand USA


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