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Registered Nurse

Wakari Hospital, Dunedin

  • 1.0 FTE - 40 hours per week - permanent
  • A warm and experienced team environment
  • Variety in your Nursing role - mental health, physical, and social assessment and treatment skills
  • Working across Inpatient and Community Mental Health

About the team

Ward 11 Rehabilitation/Transition Mental Health unit is a 16 bed Inpatient unit working with those on their mental health recovery journey.

About you

Bring your exceptional communications skills, non-judgemental manner and positive attitude and join the team at Ward 11, an Inpatient Mental Health rehabilitation/sub-acute setting based at Wakari Hospital, Dunedin, for adults who have a long term mental illness and co-existing problems.

You'll bring to this role experience working within an adult mental health environment and having additional clinical skills in the areas of physical health and addictions could be a significant advantage.

To be considered you must be a NZ Registered Nurse with a current annual practicing certificate with a scope that allows you to practice in mental health, and hold a full clean driver licence.

All employees of the Southern District Health Board working within Mental Health and Addiction Services are expected to demonstrate a commitment to 'the seven real skills' (Te Pou Workforce Development, see

Combined with your nursing passion and the need to make a difference in the lives of our clients by joining the team in Ward 11.

The location

A lifestyle that is hard to beat! Dunedin is a wonderful place for families, with great educational facilities (primary through tertiary) and many activities available for all ages. Some of New Zealand's most famous national parks, ski fields and wineries are within easy driving distance. To find out more about living here please click the following link: There's literally something for everyone! Check out for what the region - and we - can offer you and your whanau.

About the Southern DHB

We are responsible for planning, funding and providing health and disability services to a population of over 315,000 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.

Closing date: Sunday, 30 May 2021.

Please note that we may begin shortlisting as we receive applications and could withdraw the advertising at any time.

For further information please contact Caroline, Recruitment Advisor -Mental Health, phone (03) 214 5769 or email

Children's Act 2014

Due to this position having contact with children and the SDHB's commitment to child protection, you will be subject to 'safety checks' under the Children's Act at the time of hire and thereafter as per the relevant legislation.

Pre-employment occupational health assessment

In the interests of protecting our people and our patients, all appointments will be subject to an Occupational Health Assessment to confirm suitability and fitness to work in the role you are being considered for.