Role Details

The mental health services provided by the CDHB are at the leading edge of mental health service delivery.  We offer specialist services to the wider south island community, and have fostered a culture that takes a refreshing approach to the needs of patients - you will see results that reflect positively on your decision to work here.


For Nurses, opportunities to specialise within the service are vast; whether you’re interested in community, youth, acute, rehabilitation, forensic, early intervention, intellectual disabilities, or alcohol and other drug treatment services.


Find out more about our specialist mental health services.

We are committed to a partnership model of care, providing clinical supervision from highly skilled and expert practitioners, and provide ongoing professional development opportunities.


We have rewarding and satisfying roles for you whether you are an experienced mental health practitioner or just starting your career.


We offer support and encouragement when you want a change, new challenge or to take the next step in your career. You will discover job satisfaction helping those in need whilst working for a progressive and supportive organisation.


The Role:

Rotating, 4 on 2 off rostered shifts
Ability to work both autonomously and as part of a cohesive Multi-Disciplinary Team
Our Purpose: Why we do it

When you work with the Canterbury District Health Board, you’re part of something very special. We plan, fund and deliver health services to the almost 600,000 New Zealanders that live in the Canterbury region. Our primary goal is to put people at the heart of everything we do.


The Team: What we do 

There are exciting opportunities currently within the Adult Community Psychiatric Services, for Community Mental Health nurses to join their Crisis Resolution Teams. Crisis Resolution provides a 24 hour service assessing the needs and providing treatment and support to clients experiencing psychiatric crisis. There are four teams: North, East, South and West - all with opportunities for experienced registered nurses, looking for a fast-paced and varied role on the frontline of specialist mental health services.


The Role: Where you fit it

As a professional and highly motivated nurse, who displays a positive attitude and enthusiasm for this area of work, you will enjoy being part of a committed and diverse multidisciplinary team, you will work in collaboration with a group of professionals that recognises the importance of providing quality care and services to their clients, friends and whanau.

Working within a multi-disciplinary team, and in collaboration with our clients and their family/whanau, primary care, community supports and our inpatient teams, your ability to think on your feet, triage and prioritise your patients appropriately in a timely manner is essential.

Ideally you will be a Duly Authorised Officer who has been trained and signed off as being able facilitate the MHA, if not currently a DAO applicants for this position will be willing to undertake this paid three day DAO training as provided by the CDHB.

Depending on the shift worked CR staff generally work in groups of three staff per team conducting psychiatric assessment, working closely with the MDT, developing short term treatment planning, liaising with whanau and other carers, NGO, police and ED. Staff may be expected to work in another sector base team from time to time to meet roster requirements.

Must be able to obtain a Full NZ Driver’s Licence and have a Mental Health Nursing Scope of Practice

Our Culture: What matters to us

Putting people at the heart of all we do. Health is ultimately all about people. What’s important around here is the way we care for and respect others, the responsibility taken for delivering outcomes, and going about our work with integrity.


Belonging Here: Becoming part of our story

Being part of the Canterbury District Health Board, you will enjoy a fantastic benefits scheme, the opportunity for flexible working arrangements and ongoing focus on your career development.


If this role has sparked your interest but does not match your skills then please visit our careers website and have a look at our roles that better suit your expertise.


Apply for this position via our online application process. Please note, we only accept applications submitted online, for further enquires please email


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    Riccarton Ave, Christchurch Central City, Christchurch, New Zealand

    • Canterbury District Health Board

    • Riccarton Ave, Christchurch Central City, Christchurch, New Zealand

    • (+ 64) 3 337 7420

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