Wellington’s location at the centre of New Zealand won Wellington the role of capital in 1865. Today, Parliament and the Beehive building alongside it are national icons. Wellington is approximately 8½ hours from Auckland by road, about an hour by air. The South Island is a three-hour scenic ferry ride away across Cook Strait.
Wellington itself is built on dramatic hills surrounding one of the southern hemisphere’s largest deep water ports. The Wellington region takes up the southern end of the North Island. Most people here live in the four cities at the south western corner - Wellington, Lower Hutt, Upper Hutt and Porirua. The Wellington region consists also of the Kapiti and Wairarapa regions. For now, the region has 3 separate District Health Boards: Capital and Coast, Wairarapa and Hutt Valley; although they work together to form 3DHB.
The role sits across 2 services within MHAIDS 3DHB, Central Region Forensic inpatient service & the Rehabilitation and Extended Care Inpatient Service. You will be responsible for ensuring that all clinical steps necessary are taken to assist patients to achieve optimal health, wellbeing and safety through the provision of appropriate assessment, intervention and education.
You will have the opportunity to be part of a service that provides specialist intervention for regional clients within intensive and extended forensic and rehabilitation settings. The patients reside on the campus, either in cottages, step-down facilities or inpatient forensic or rehabilitation wards. You will work in a multidisciplinary team setting, providing high quality diagnosis, and treatment and follow up of mental health patients and supporting the medical and psychiatric development of this service. You will also be caring for long stay patients (not acute) and forensic patients who have progressed through a rehabilitation pathway in a supportive multidisciplinary based service.
You will work alongside experienced colleagues and enjoy the experience of working alongside a supportive and close knit team who work intensively with their caseload. Peer review, informal supervision and collegial support are provided on a two weekly basis at the Regional Forensic Service in Porirua. There are also opportunities for teaching registrars and trainee interns.
This appointment is based in Porirua, Wellington as the work is spread over the Forensic Inpatient Service and the Rehabilitation and Extended Care Inpatient Service.
Capital and Coast DHB (CCDHB) is located centrally in Wellington and has the equivalent of around 4,300 full time staff, making us a major employer in the Wellington region. CCDHB operates two hospitals - Wellington Regional Hospital in Newtown and Kenepuru Hospital in Porirua - as well as the Kapiti Health Centre at Paraparaumu.
The Mental Health, Addiction and Intellectual Disability Service (MHAIDS) spans three DHBs - Wairarapa, Hutt Valley and Capital and Coast DHB's and includes local, regional, and national services. The local MHAIDS services are provided from multiple sites within the 3DHB sub-region - greater Wellington, Hutt Valley and Wairarapa.
Salary: Base + Allowances + Benefits + Relocation package
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