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Hawkes Bay District Health Board

Registered Nurses - Emergency Mental Health
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Hawkes Bay District Health Board is excited to announce a new Emergency Mental Health Service that is client focused and based on a community model of service.

Our new multi disciplinary team now seeks experienced Registered Nurses who are innovative, energetic and demanding of clinical excellence to join them.

Hawke’s Bay Mental Health is a comprehensive community and acute service that provides regional core mental health care to a diverse population of all ages.

The Emergency Mental Health Nurse (RN) is an advanced clinician whose primary function is to triage, assess and provide disposition for patients that arrive in the ED/ER (or other community settings) seeking a mental health crisis intervention voluntarily, or via the mental health act.

The Emergency Mental Health Nurse works collaboratively with the ED/ER medical staff, attending on-call Psychiatrists as well as inpatient psychiatry staff, security and local/regional law enforcement personnel. They provide emergency risk assessments to mentally unwell patients, collect pertinent collateral information from families and other support networks.

You should have significant experience in mental health with a demonstrated high level of clinical expertise in comprehensive assessment and applying DSM IV to your practice.

Hawke's Bay DHB is responsible for the planning and delivery of health and disability services for a population of 150,000. It employs 2500 people and offers a range of services, including medical, surgical and emergency care, mental health and addiction, diabetes, intensive care, maternity care, emergency response and laboratory services. Hawke's Bay Hospital, has a 400 bed capacity and is one of the largest provincial hospitals in New Zealand. In addition there are many rural and community based services.

Hawke’s Bay itself is famous for its weather, wine, food, cultural events and outdoor recreational activities. It is a great place to bring up children with a number of excellent schools. Overall Hawke’s Bay offers an enviable lifestyle for you and your family, with a choice of urban or rural living and no traffic headaches.

These new roles will provide you with real challenges, an exciting opportunity to deliver an innovative new community service and be part of a supportive, colloborative and focused team.

For additional information or for a confidential discussion please contact Judy Sherin, Associate Clinical Nurse Manager on phone +64 27 588 8011 or email:

There are multiple full time positions available working rostered and rotating shifts.