19 Sep 2018

Full-Time Experienced Forensic Registered Nurse (Inpatient)

Ngaakau Tapatahi – Posted by NKTTTamahere, Waikato, New Zealand

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Job Description


Tamahere Hospital and Healing Centre is sited on 15 acres of culturally historic whenua in the heart of Ngaati Haua, an Iwi as part of the greater Waikato Iwi, between Cambridge and Hamilton (the hapuu of Ngaati Haua associated with Tamahere is Te Iti a Hauaa). As the only registered psychiatric hospital owned by Maaori in Aotearoa. Tamahere Hospital and Healing Centre delivers services from a kaupapa Maaori perspective, but also provides bi-cultural, pan-cultural, and mainstream services to accommodate for individuals seeking an alternative approach.

The whenua was chosen in 1999 for the relevance it has in it’s connections to the ancestral past of iwi Maaori – the surrounding area close to the banks of the Waikato River is known to be where Tawhiao and his people bathed and spiritually nurtured themselves, and today relics of perfectly circular shaped indentations in the whenua indicate this phenomenon offering a spiritual connection to the past.

We offer:

  • A competitive salary
  • Close mentoring
  • Opportunities to grow and rotate through other services of interest
  • All meals are provided and your meal breaks are paid for
  • Free onsite parking available
  • Wellbeing programme

You will work within a full supportive multidisciplinary team across a flexible shift pattern with high forensic nursing ratios made up of registered nurses and support staff .

You are not expected to speak Maaori but you should have an understanding of – or desire to learn the philosophies, concepts and tikanga of Maaori.

The successful applicant must:

  • be a registered with the New Zealand Nursing Council
  • have a current annual practising certificate
  • have previous mental health forensic inpatient experience
  • be able to time manage and prioritise workload effectively
  • able to process clear written records of interventions in line with best practise standards
  • be a NZ citizen/ permanent resident and hold a full NZ drivers license
  • meet the requirements under the Vulnerable Childrens Act police vetting

How to Apply

For an informal discussion please call Aaron Keelty (Hospital Nurse Manager) on 027 483 1885.  If you are looking to make a difference in your community please send your CV and cover letter to hr@ngaakautapatahi.org.nz

Job Categories: Mental Health Services. Job Types: Full-Time. Salary: 60,000 - 80,000.

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