Primary Care Clinician


Primary Care Clinician  for the Brief Intervention Team  ( Mental Health) 

Open to Registered Nurses, Occupational Therapists or  Social Workers

Permanent, Part or Full Time


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Life is a collection of small moments: meaningful moments, challenging moments, moments to remember. At Te Whatu Ora South Canterbury, we want to support our people to enjoy more of the moments that matter. Are you ready to join us?

Right now, we’re looking for a self-driven registered health professional (occupational therapist, social worker, or nurse) with at least 2 years of experience in mental health or social services to join our Mental Health Brief Intervention Team.

Would you like to work in a very positive team environment, where you can work autonomously, flexibly, and responsively?

The Mental Health Brief Intervention Team works alongside General Practitioners to provide a short-term service for adults with mild to moderate mental illness. 

This role suits someone who has excellent interpersonal and communications skills, is self-motivated, and enjoys building networks. This role also fits someone who has knowledge of and respect for the diverse ethnic and cultural heritage of New Zealand and the ability to utilise culturally appropriate counselling practices.

So, if you are a registered health professional with a passion for and experience in working in mental health or social services, we would very much like to hear from you.

Why choose Te Whatu Ora - South Canterbury

As one of the country’s smaller districts, our people always have room to move and grow. Working with patients right across the hospital, you’ll get a wide exposure to specialties and enjoy a flat team structure, where processes run smoothly and there are no barriers to leadership or innovation. You’ll always be supported to thrive through our many professional development opportunities and have the chance to share your expertise as part of our graduate mentoring programme.

On top of all that, you’ll get to enjoy the fantastic Timaru lifestyle: between the beach and the mountains, that long-coveted work-life balance is truly achievable here.

At Te Whatu Ora South Canterbury, integrity, collaboration, accountability, respect and excellence are at the heart of everything we do. We are a proudly diverse team, as we know a diverse and inclusive workforce achieves the best outcomes for our patients and communities. If you share in these core values and bring them into every aspect of your patient care, we can’t wait for you to join us.

Apply now - this moment is yours!

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We look forward to receiving your application directly via our Careers Site.  If you have any questions regarding this role please contact Human Resources by phoning 03 687-2230.

Applications deadline: Open (until a suitable applicant is found)

As part of our duty of care towards our patients, it is crucial that all patient-facing staff be fully immunised. If you have made it to the later stages of recruitment for a role that has vaccination requirements, you will be expected to produce your immunisation records for infection control purposes.

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Permanent, Permanent/Full Time, Permanent/Part Time

Job no: ITAO2137921

Location: Timaru Hospital

Closing Date: Wednesday, 19 October 2022