Registered Nurse - Community & Home Detox Service

Registered Nurse - Community & Home Detox Service
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Counties Manukau Health



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Nurses

Registered Nurse - Community & Home Detox Service

Details of the offer

CADS is the largest alcohol and drug treatment provider servicing over 1.3 million people in the greater Auckland region. We offer nurses the opportunity to develop specialist skills within a rewarding field. We have a commitment to staff development, provide free car parking and offer excellent orientation and training opportunities.
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This opens in a new window.Are you a registered nurse who is interested in making a healthy difference for individuals and families affected by substance misuse? Join our dedicated team offering care to people withdrawing from alcohol and other drugs in a community setting, working part-time Monday to Friday, 8.30am – 5pm.
There are three main parts to working in CHDS:
1)Working in the Detox Walk in Clinic at Pitman House where clients are assessed for substance physical dependence
2)Completing short term community based detoxes from alcohol and other substances as well as benzodiazepine stabilisations
3)Completing the assessment process for the newSubstance Abuse Compulsory Assessment and Treatment Act (SACAT)
There is scope to complete research projects or other special interest projects that are related to the above work.
Working in CHDS consists of working autonomously while still being part of a team. There is a close bond between team members and a strong supportive culture.
About the role

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Registration with the New Zealand Nursing Council as a registered nurse with a current practicing certificate is required. Having a PG Cert in mental health, experience in mental health, addictions or community nursing is desirable but not essential.
Excellent nursing assessment and crisis intervention
Demonstrate skills in liaison with other health professionals
Knowledge of concepts of risk assessment
A current drivers licence
If you have an interest in the addictions and mental health fields please contact David Prentice, Associate Clinical Charge Nurse, Medical Detox Services on (09) 815 5830 Ext 45526 and for more information about the recruitment process please contact Glenn Bratton, Recruitment Consultant on (09) 442 7251
For a copy of the job description, please click here. Closing Date: 29 May 2020Position Number: WDHB9538
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