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Registered Nurse - Mental Health New Zealand

New Zealand Government

New Zealand Government New Zealand New Zealand

3 months ago

Dunedin Hospital - Ward 6c

Salary Band - $61,146 to $73,609 pa pro-rata + kiwisaver

Permanent part-time opportunities
• New Graduates welcome
• Want to work in a rewarding environment
• Great work/life balance

Join us as we change the future of healthcare in Southern NZ

Ward 6C is a 12-bed acute assessment and treatment unit for people aged over 65 years with an array of mental health (along with some physical health) needs, located in Dunedin Hospital.

Mō te tūranga | About the role/Mōu ake | About you

This is an excellent opportunity to develop your clinical skills, working alongside patients in a complex environment to meet their identified needs in a multi-disciplinary setting where the emphasis is on the delivery of safe client focused care in an ever-changing dynamic setting. You'll assess and treat patients with your exceptional nursing skills aiming for the best outcome, as well as communicating regularly with their families.

Whilst ideally we are looking for an... experienced and enthusiastic Enrolled Nurse to join our team, if you are a new graduate with an interest in Mental Health we would welcome your enquiry. It is preferred you have Mental Health experience or a strong interest and willingness to work in this field. You'll have a range of skills and the ability to work effectively with a large team to a high standard within your scope of practice.

To be successful in this role you must:
• be positive with great communication skills
• be able to take direction and work well as part of team
• have a passion for supporting older people with varying mental and physical health needs.

You must also be registered as an Enrolled Nurse with NCNZ (Enrolled Nurse Scope of Practice, NCNZ, 2010) and have a current Practicing Certificate.

Painga | Benefits:
• Affordable housing and beautiful scenery
• Continuous support for career development
• Subsidised gym membership and discounted health insurance and a range of retail discounts

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Mō mātou | About us

Te Whatu Ora - Southern has the largest geographical coverage of all the New Zealand regions, providing services to 350,000 people in diverse communities. We take pride in all the services we provide, and our aim is to improve, promote and protect the health of our region. We believe that our dedicated and passionate staff are a significant driving force behind the achievement of these standards, and we need more like-minded people to help us continue providing for our community.

Now is also a great time to relocate to Southern if you were considering a move. Southern offers the benefits of excellent amenities, first class primary through to tertiary education and outstanding recreational opportunities. Whether it is surfing, kayaking or sailing; skiing, hunting or fishing; theatre, live-music or art – there's literally something for everyone. Why don't you check out for what the region and we can offer you and your whanau.

Rā mōnehu | Closing date: Sunday, 12 March 2023.

Due to the fast-paced nature of what we do, our vacancy close dates may be subject to change. Don't delay, make sure you apply as soon as possible.

Tono ināianei | Apply now

We only accept online applications. Please apply via our website:

For further information please contact Caroline Godfrey, Recruitment Advisor, Phone (03) 214 5769 or [email protected]

If you currently work for Te Whatu Ora- Health New Zealand - Southern, please apply for this role via our internal careers site, found here: Pulse > Applications > Corporate > SuccessFactors

Pre-employment checks

In the interests of protecting our people and our patients, all appointments will be subject to the following:
• Occupational Health Assessment
• Police Vetting/Ministry of Justice safety checks
• Serious misconduct checks (previous Public Service departments and statutory Crown entities only)

Covid vaccination requirements

New employees of Te Whatu Ora Southern will need to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, which includes two doses and a booster dose of an approved vaccine. If you are unable to receive a COVID-19 vaccine or booster for any reason, please indicate this in your cover letter so we can discuss this with you further and establish if you meet any criteria for an exemption.

To apply

We only accept online applications. Please apply via our website:
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