Community Mental Health Nurse - East Community Service


  • One fixed term position, 1 FTE  - starting 02/09/2019, ending 31/01/2020
  • Registered with the Nursing Council of New Zealand with a current APC and must have a mental health scope of practice.
  • Ability to work both autonomously and as part of a cohesive Multi-Disciplinary Team.


Our Purpose: Why we do it



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.


The Team: What we do 


The East Adult Community Psychiatric Service has an exciting opportunity for a registered nurse with mental health experience to join their community team. East Sector provides an assessment and treatment service for consumers with mental illnesses, and works closely with their families/ whanau - both in the community and alongside inpatient services. 


The Role: Where you fit in


As a professional and highly motivated nurse, who displays a positive attitude and enthusiasm for this area of work, you will enjoy being part of a committed and diverse MDT team, you will work in collaboration with a group of professionals that recognises the importance of providing quality care and services to their patients, friends and whanau. Working within a multi-disciplinary team, and in collaboration with our clients and their family/whanau, primary care, community supports and our inpatient team, you will have an ability to effectively manage and prioritise a caseload in this fixed term case management position. 


Our Culture: What matters to 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. 


Belonging Here: Becoming part of our story


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.

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



Fixed Term/Contract/Full Time

Job no: PC0506850

Location: Christchurch

Closing Date: Closing 26th of August, 2019