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Enrolled Nurse

Intellectual Disability Service (Special Needs Unit) Ward 10a

Wakari Hospital, Dunedin

  • Permanent, full-time (40 hours/week)

About the team

The Intellectual Disability Service (IDS) is part of the Specialist Mental Health Services based at Wakari Hospital, high above Dunedin with stunning views of the city and ocean. The IDS comprises of three parts, Ward 10a - a 12 bed inpatient service, Helensburgh Cottage - a four bed inpatient rehabilitation unit and the Community Liaison team. You will work alongside the multidisciplinary team comprising of Registered Nurses, Enrolled Nurses, Mental Health Assistants, Occupational Therapists, Psychologists and Psychiatrists.

Ward 10a is a medium secure 12 bed inpatient service for Intellectually Disabled clients, aged 17 to 65 years, whom require assessment and treatment under the Mental Health Act or are subject to the criminal justice system via the Intellectual Disability Compulsory Care and Rehabilitation Act 2003.

About you / About the role

We are looking for an experienced and enthusiastic Enrolled Nurse - preferably with Mental Health or Intellectual Disability nursing experience to join our supportive multidisciplinary team. You will 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, and you will have a passion for supporting people with an intellectual disability from admission to discharge.

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. The emphasis is on the delivery of safe client focused care in an ever changing dynamic setting, working closely with the Associate Charge Nurse Manager, Clinical Nurse Specialist and Registered Nurses within our service.

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

So if you are an experienced Enrolled Nurse looking to take the next step in your career, then apply now!

The location

The Southern district offers the benefits of excellent amenities, first class primary through to tertiary education and outstanding recreational opportunities. Whether it 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.

About Southern DHB

Southern DHB has the largest regional coverage of all the New Zealand health boards, providing services to 350,000 people in diverse communities across a huge geographical area. 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.

Closing date: Sunday, 17 October 2021.

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.

Do you currently work for Southern DHB? If so, please apply for this role via our internal careers site, found here: Pulse > Applications > Corporate > SuccessFactors

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)


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