Ashburton Community Mental health Nurse

  • Casual position available
  • Registered with the Nursing Council of New Zealand with a current APC and mental health scope of practice
  • There is transport options available from either Timaru or Christchurch.


You can be part of the manaaki hauora (Health Industry)!

When you work with the Canterbury District Health Board, you’re part of something very special. We plan, fund and deliver health services to the almost 600,000 New Zealanders that live in the Canterbury region. Our primary goal is to put people at the heart of everything we do.


Mō te tūnga | About the role

We currently have a casual nursing opportunity for a NZ Registered Nurse with mental health scope, to provide assessment and treatment interventions for patients based in Ashburton. You’ll work within a small rural multi-disciplinary team, primarily working alongside our team of case managers including Social Workers, Occupational Therapists, Clinical Psychologists and Psychiatrists. Professional development through ongoing education is encouraged and supported.

Our Community Mental Health Team covers a large geographical area, from Rakaia to the Rangitata River and across to the Southern Alps. As a professional and highly skilled registered nurse, who displays a positive attitude and enthusiasm for this area of work, you will enjoy working in a committed and hard working multi-disciplinary team. You will enjoy the challenges of working at the top of your scope of practice and be supported in achieving and maintaining this.


Ngā pūkenga me ngā wheako | Skills and experience

A motivated self-starter, you must enjoy the challenges of case management, including assessment, treatment and building relationships with consumers and their families/whanau. The ability to work in an integrated manner with our inpatient team and to develop sound working relationships with community resources and services is essential. Be part of an organisation that provides an open and friendly approach and fantastic opportunities for skills development. Experience in mental health, acute assessment skills and community experience preferred. Ability to work both autonomously and as part of a cohesive Multi-Disciplinary Team.

This is an excellent opportunity to join a rural community team.


Mō mātou | About Us

Ko Te Whatu Manawa Tangata

Putting people at the heart of all we do 

Health is ultimately all about people. What’s important around here is the way we care for and respect others, the responsibility taken for delivering outcomes, and going about our work with integrity.


Tono ināianei | Apply Now

Being part of the Canterbury District Health Board, you will enjoy a fantastic benefits scheme, the opportunity for flexible working arrangements and ongoing focus on your career development.

If this role has sparked your interest but does not match your skills then please visit our careers website and have a look at our roles that better suit your expertise.

Please apply online, or contact us on 

You could also speak with the Clinical Nurse Manager Trudy Mowat-Gainsford if you have any further questions ph 03 3076923.


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


The Future of the Health Industry

The role that you are applying for is one that may only be performed by a person who has been vaccinated against Covid-19. It is therefore a condition of this application that you are vaccinated against Covid-19. As a person working in the health and disability sector you will come into c­­ontact with a large number of people, some of whom may be vulnerable.  Without a vaccine, there is the risk that you may contract Covid-19.  The requirement to be vaccinated is to keep you safe and also to endeavour to protect others against the potential transmission of Covid-19 as a result of you contracting it in the course of your employment.


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Job no: PC1913710

Location: Ashburton

Closing Date: Saturday, 16 July 2022