Registered Nurse - Full Time Position
Christchurch, Full Time, Social Services
Please Quote Reference Number 71453
  • The next area for health innovation? Aging population and substance use
  • Do you have a keen eye for opportunity and a passion for service development?
  • Experience in addiction and mental health?

  • For over 30 years, Odyssey House Christchurch has had a mission to improve the wellbeing of individuals, family and community affected by addiction, mental health and related issues.

    65 Alive is a unique service, offered through Odyssey House, providing individual and group work for older people. With a specialist understanding of substance related concerns, services include consultation and liaison for local providers to the older person.

    We are looking for a Qualified Nurse with a knowledge base and interest in addiction and mental health.

    As a dedicated older person's AOD specialist nurse, you will:
    • Become a point of contact regarding older people with AOD issues
    • Coordinate access to AOD assessment and interventions/support (this will include undertaking a portion of this work including case management of selected cases, without duplicating existing effective services)
    • Be innovative in scoping and developing recommendations regarding meeting this demand in realistic ways
    • Develop expertise in this specialty area including managing cognitive, physical, mental health and social aspects of care, with potential for higher vocational or academic training related to this area of work.
    To be successful in this role, you will:
    • Be a Registered Nurse with training in AOD and preferably either Older Person Health and/or general adult mental health.
    • Facilitation and group work skills
    • Strong organisational and administration ability (accuracy, flexibility and efficiency are important).
    • See opportunities to make a difference and respond to changing and growing needs.
    • Quickly form positive relationships with older people and family members.
    • Be able to work across organisations, teams and disciplines.
    This is a service we are looking to develop. The successful candidate will be able to hold a case load and work with the Operations Manager in scoping existing and new areas.

    If this sounds of interest to you, please apply now through the online application form.

    Please Quote Reference Number 71453

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