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Casual Registered Nurse - Inpatient Mental Health Unit

Southland Hospital

  • Casual - as and when required
  • Work with a great team!

About the team

The Inpatient Mental Health Unit is a purpose-built modern facility where care is provided by a multidisciplinary team with a broad background of experience. We work in close partnership with community teams, allied health care professionals and local education providers to facilitate a working environment that is supportive, challenging and reflects evidence of ongoing professional growth whilst meeting the needs of a diverse population with mental illness.

The geographic region we serve is unique and so we see a hugely varied caseload. If you have previous experience in an acute mental health setting, and working on an 'as and when required' basis suits your lifestyle, then we look forward to hearing from you.

About you

We are looking for an experienced nurse (New Zealand Registered, with a current Annual Practising Certificate) to join the team as part of a Collaborative Model of Nursing Care team.

Ideally you will have relevant mental health nursing experience (preferably in an acute mental health setting) however if you think you have what we are looking for and have an interest in mental health then we look forward to hearing from you.

About the Southern DHB

We are responsible for planning, funding and providing health and disability services to a population of over 350,000 located South of the Waitaki River. Our catchment area encompasses Invercargill City, Queenstown - Lakes District, Gore, rural Southland, Clutha, Central Otago, Maniototo, Waitaki District and Dunedin City. This means Southern DHB serves the largest geographic region of all New Zealand's health boards.

The location

Nowhere in New Zealand is it as easy to live, with a short drive to work, free on-site parking and a competitive cost of living a good lifestyle awaits with accessibility to the outdoor adventures on offer in this part of the world.

The Southern district offers the benefits of excellent amenities, first class primary through to tertiary education and outstanding recreational opportunities.Whether it's surfing, kayaking or sailing; skiing, hunting or fishing; theatre, live-music or art - there's literally something for everyone. Check out https://careers.southernhealth.nz/ for what the region and we can offer you and your whanau.

Closing date: Sunday, 9 January 2022.

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

For further information please contact Caroline, Recruitment Advisor - Mental Health, Addiction and Intellectual Disability Directorate. Phone (03) 214 5769 or email caroline.godfrey@southerndhb.govt.nz

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

Following the update to COVID-19 Public Health Response (Vaccinations) Order 2021, to be employed with Southern DHB you will be required to be fully vaccinated as a health care worker. If you have already been fully vaccinated you will need to provide proof of this to Occupational Health staff. If you are not yet fully vaccinated you must make arrangements to undertake your first vaccination before you start work and be fully vaccinated, as required by the order, by 1 January 2022.

To apply

We only accept online applications. Please apply via our website: https://careers.southernhealth.nz/job-invite/10925/