Waikato District Heath Board
Registered Nurse – Puna Maatai
Puawai: Regional Forensic Psychiatric Service
Mental Health and Addictions Service
40 hours per week
Job Number: 089300
We are offering an opportunity for a mental health nurse wishing to work in an acute forensic setting within the Puawai Regional Forensic Psychiatric Service. Puna Maatai is an 11 bed unit, able to accommodate both male and female service users and care recipients admitted under the ID(CC&R) Act.
We would welcome your application if you:
• hold a current annual practising certificate that enables you to work in Mental Health
• hold a current full driver’s license
• have an interest in working within the challenging and rewarding setting of a Forensic service
• are able to work within a multi-disciplinary team
• have excellent communication skills
• are able to support and advocate for service users on a forensic pathway.
Experience nursing in secure environments is an advantage.
Purpose of the position:
Scope of practice Nursing Council of New Zealand.
Registered Nurses utilise nursing knowledge and complex nursing judgement to assess health needs and provide care, and to advise and support people to manage their health. They practise independently and in collaboration with other health professionals, perform general nursing functions and delegate to and direct enrolled nurses, health care assistants, and others. They provide comprehensive assessments to develop, implement, and evaluate an integrated plan of health care, and provide interventions that require substantial scientific and professional knowledge, skills and clinical decision making. This occurs in a range of settings in partnership with individuals, families, whanau and communities. Registered nurses may practise in a variety of clinical contexts depending on their educational preparation and practice experience. Registered nurses may also use this expertise to manage, teach, evaluate and research nursing practice. Registered nurses are accountable for ensuring all health services they provide are consistent with their education and assessed competence, meet legislative requirements, and are supported by appropriate standards. There will be conditions placed in the scope of practice of some registered nurses according to their qualifications or experience limiting them to a specific area of practice.
Qualifications and experience:
Registration with Nursing Council of New Zealand; inclusive of scope of practice. A current practising certificate with the Nursing Council of New Zealand.
Qualification: registered nurse.
Minimum of 12 months post registration experience.
Expected to meet competent level of practice on the Professional Development and Recognition Programme, but may achieve a higher level of practice.
May be desirable to be undertaking, or have completed, post graduate studies.
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