Community Mental Health Nurse - Psychiatric Consult Liaison Service

  • 2x 0.7 FTE permanent positions available - rostered 3 on 3 off
  • 1x 0.47 FTE permanent pool position covering Crisis Resolution and/or Psychiatric Consult service
  • 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.


Mō te tūnga | About the role

The Psychiatric Consult Liaison Service provides access to assessment, treatment and advice to the general hospitals of Christchurch for psychological and psychiatric issues that impact a person’s medical care and their ability to manage their illness.

Pehea | About You

Working out of the clinical environment based at the Christchurch Hospital, your professional approach will see you working alongside health professionals in providing access to assessment and treatment advice, for consumers whose presentation includes psychiatric symptoms.

Our short to medium term service is available to patients in the ED and wards at Christchurch Hospital. You will be an experienced Community Mental Health Nurse, familiar and confident with implementing interventions for consumers experiencing psychiatric crises, and will bring a breadth of knowledge, assessment and treatment skills to this permanent, part time position.

This position requires someone who has the ability to work both autonomously and collaboratively in an integrated manner. With your knowledge base, you’ll be well equipped to support staff from a range of professional backgrounds with advice and clinical consultation.

There are 2x 0.7 FTE, and 1x 0.47 FTE roles available, on a permanent basis. The part time role is working within the Community Nursing Pool covering gaps across Crisis Resolution and Psychiatric Consult Liaison Service. 

Mō mātou | About Us

Specialist Mental Health Services are an interdisciplinary team that forms part of Te Whatu Ora - Waitaha Canterbury. We are committed to working and partnering with tāngata whaiora and their whānau. Constantly striving to work within our philosophy; we develop therapeutic, supportive and empowering relationships with our consumers, enabling them to achieve their personal goals and aspirations.

Tono ināianei | Apply Now

Applications are only accepted online so please visit our website at complete an application. 

Enquiries: Should you have any questions on this role, please contact the hiring manager. Clinical Manager, Jenny Hercus 027 257 9530 – within office hours.

Shannon Le Roux – Recruitment Specialist –


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



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.This vaccination requirement includes gaining Booster Doses required to perform you role under the Health Order.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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Permanent/Part Time

Job no: PC2239742

Location: Christchurch

Closing Date: Sunday, 2nd April 2023