Crisis Worker (RN or Allied Health) – Acute Day Services, Blenheim

  • Rewarding role within a supportive, well-established team
  • Covering parental leave for up to 11 months

About the role

In Marlborough, Adult Mental Health Services are delivered by an established multi-disciplinary team based at the Wairau Hospital in Blenheim. This team delivers a comprehensive clinical resource to those affected by acute or enduring severe mental illness.

In addition to short term caseload responsibilities, duties will include assessment and acute management of individuals presenting with mental health problems. Normal hours of work are between 8.00AM and 4.30PM, Monday to Friday, overtime will be required. Occasional weekend and on call as required and by negotiation.

We have a temporary full-time position available, working 80 hours a fortnight (1.0FTE), covering parental leave from mid-January 2019.

About you

You will need be a Registered Psychiatric or Comprehensive Nurse, Social Worker or Occupational Therapists with an up to date knowledge of mental health and associated issues. You will possess the personal resilience and professional attributes required to undertake this challenging role.

About us

We value our cohesive team culture of collaborative practice, openness, humour and respect across disciplines and engender confidence, trust and rapport with clients and their support networks.

Nelson Marlborough Health (NMH) is the main health service provider for New Zealand’s Nelson, Tasman and Marlborough regions, serving nearly 145,000 people across two main hospitals, public health and a range of community services. We provide a great place to work with professional development opportunities, job security, and workplace wellness programmes.

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How to apply

Working as part of a small integrated professional team – this position would be of interest to both experienced professionals looking to develop leadership mentoring skills, and new/ new to mental health practitioners wishing to attain clinical proficiency in a supported environment.

For role specific information please contact David Greer, Unit Manager Integrated Community Mental Health via

For general enquiries please contact our recruitment team on or 03 546 1274.

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Applications close Sunday, 24 February 2019.