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Registered Nurse, Community Detox - BOP Addiction Service

Advertiser: Bay of Plenty District Health BoardMore jobs from this company

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Job Listing Date
23 Jan 2019
Bay of Plenty
Work Type
Full Time
Healthcare & Medical, Nursing - Psych, Forensic & Correctional Health

Registered Nurse - Community Detox
Adult Community Mental Health & Addiction Service 
Bay of Plenty District Health Board
1.0FTE (80 hours per fortnight)


The Bay of Plenty is an exciting place to live and has a rapidly growing population. Simultaneously, growth in Mental Health and Addiction Services is innovative and exciting. An opportunity has arisen to appoint an experienced Registered Nurse, specialising in substance withdrawal management, to the position of Community Detox Nurse for the Bay of Plenty Addiction Service. Registered Nurses must have Mental Health included on their Scope of Practice.
The Community Detox Nurse will support a positive team environment, provide leadership and expertise on the area of substance withdrawal management, within the multidisciplinary team and participate in the day-to-day clinical work.

The successful candidate will:

  • Be a Registered Nurse with a current annual practicing certificate that includes Mental Health, and a minimum of 2 years' postgraduate experience in community mental health and/or the addiction field
  • Have experience working with the Matua Raki Substance Withdrawal Management Guidelines, 2011
  • Work as a key team member of the BOP Addiction Service team in the provision of efficient and effective substance withdrawal management, providing services to the Bay of Plenty community
  • Focus on better patient outcomes and commit to working within the principles of the BOPDHB CARE values
We are looking for Registered Nurse seeking an opportunity for personal and professional development through active participation in service improvement. We offer competitive remuneration, a positive working environment and a supportive management team.
If you would like information regarding this position please contact the BOP Addiction Service Clinical Team Leader, Sally Whitelaw on 07 579 8392 or 027 836 1959.

At BOPDHB, our values of Compassion, All-one-team, Responsive and Excellence are at the centre of everything we do.  We use values-based recruitment to help us recruit people who share our values, as we know this makes a positive difference to job satisfaction and the experience of our patients and their families/whānau.   For more information about our values and working at BOPDHB, please visit our website

All positions at the BOPDHB are subject to safety checks; in addition the candidate may be required to supply evidence of Transmissible Disease Immunity at their own cost.

This is classified as a vulnerable persons' worker role, therefore subject to 
safety check requirements
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Applications close 17 February 2019, and must be made online

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