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Registered and Enrolled Nurses - Whaikaha

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  • Applications Close:

    29 July 2024

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  • Hours:

    Full Time

  • Organisation:

    Health New Zealand - Te Whatu Ora - Waitaha Canterbury

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  • Work within supportive and innovative multi-disciplinary team and newly built environment
  • Have access to unique professional development and education opportunities
  • Further grow and develop your nursing skills and expertise within Intellectual Disability and Forensic nursing
  • Full-time and part-time Registered Nursing roles available

Mō te tūnga - About the role

Te Whatu Ora - Waitaha Canterbury Forensic Intellectual Disability (ID) team is on a journey of innovation and evolution in delivering the best possible care to our tāngata whaiora. Here, we are focusing on long-term rehabilitation and acute care interventions of our tāngata whaiora by discovering and building on their personal strengths and providing a supported transition back to their community.

Delivering a high standard of care is important to the Whaikaha team. The addition of our new contemporary high care area allows us to offer safe, individualised care and strengthens our ability to implement our model of care.

As a result, we are now looking for Registered and Enrolled Nurses with passion and interest in Intellectual Disability and Forensic nursing who can bring fresh ideas to our team and help us to deliver on this vision. We have permanent, full-time (0.94FTE), and part-time roles available.

Pehea - About You

  • You will join a supportive an experienced team that strives to make a real difference in people's lives
  • You will work in a fulfilling and yet dynamic environment with tangata whaiora - consumers who have very complex challenges to face
  • You will also get an opportunity to build long-term relationships with our tāngata whaiora and deliver a full and holistic range of nursing care
  • Using analysis from data collection you will gain insight into the function of behaviour for our tāngata whaiora and how this informs our clinical interventions
  • Finally, you will have access and support with your on-going professional development including post-graduate studies and more unique Intellectual Disability training like Positive Behaviour Support, enabled by our comprehensive staff orientation package, clinical supervisors, nursing leadership and close partnership with the University of Otago

Ngā pūkenga me ngā wheako - Skills and experience:

  • Be an enthusiastic Registered Nurse bringing a range of knowledge and skills in mental health or intellectual disability nursing
  • Have a current Annual Practicing Certificate (APC) scoped for mental or intellectual disability nursing
  • A drive to develop your professional practise
  • Be compassionate and caring and have a strong sense of curiosity about those you care for
  • Have exceptional interpersonal communication skills and positive demeanour
  • Critical thinking, planning and adaptability to a constantly changing environment
  • Ability to work within the multi-disciplinary team, providing a clinical nursing perspective and managing task allocation and direction and delegation effectively

Mō mātou - About Us

Specialist Mental Health Services are an interdisciplinary team that forms part of Te Whatu Ora - Waitaha Canterbury. We are committed to working and partnering with tāngata whaiora and their whānau. Constantly striving to work within our philosophy; we develop therapeutic, supportive and empowering relationships with our consumers, enabling them to achieve their personal goals and aspirations.

Tono ināianei - Apply Now

Please submit your most recent resume along with a cover letter stating why you believe that you are the ideal candidate for the role highlighting any skills you have gained along the way.

Applications are only accepted online so please visit our website at to complete an application.

Enquires - Shannon Le Roux - Recruitment Partner

Applicants will be progressed as they apply, so if this sounds like you, please apply now.