Community and Justice Liaison Nurse - Palmerston North

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  • Location: Palmerston North
  • Contract: Full Time, Permanent
  • Service: Te Korowai Whariki

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You will utilise your clinical and medico-legal knowledge and skills to provide quality rapid assessment of those persons identified as having or who may have a mental health and addiction problem. 

We are a progressive service committed to providing a culture of ongoing professional development for staff through regular clinical supervision, excellent professional development and recognition programme (PDRP), regular in-service training and support towards external education.

Te Korowai Whariki is part of the Mental Health, Addictions and Intellectual Disability Service, 3DHB, which covers the central regions including Wellington, Manawatu, Whanganui, Hawkes Bay, Wairarapa and Tairawhiti regions. There are four specific areas of provision: Courts, Prisons, Inpatient settings and Community. This role is Palmerston North based.

In the prison setting: 

  • Mental health screening and assessment, case management and treatment
  • On release of the person from Prison referring the person to a Community Mental health Service. 

In the court setting: 

  • Providing advice, mental state and risk assessment, and recommendation to judiciary. 
  • Liaising and informal advice to a variety of Criminal Justice agencies including advocates, Police, Probation Services and Corrections staff. 

In the community setting:

  • Care Management and treatment options to achieve optimum health
  • Requirements:

    • Registration with the Nursing council of New Zealand as a Registered Nurse or Registered Psychiatric Nurse
    • Minimum practice at Proficient/Expert level on PDRP or prior experience working in a Senior Nursing role 
    • A current practising certificate
    • Post registration learning and experience relevant to the this speciality area

    How to apply:

    Applications will not be accepted via email. All candidates applying for any of our current vacancies must complete an online CCDHB application form by clicking the 'Apply Now' button. 

    Applications close on 31st January 2020. Please ensure your uploaded CV and cover letter is in either Word or PDF format. For further information on this role, please email and please indicate the vacancy number NM230-19 and job title in the subject line.

    Ma tini, ma mano, ka rapa te whai

    By joining together we will succeed

    Permanent/Full Time

    Job no: NM230-19

    Location: Manawatu

    Closing Date: 31st January 2020