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Registered Nurse

Ward 9c (Acute Psychiatry)

Wakari Hospital (Dunedin)

  • Looking for a new start this year?
  • Permanent part-time, 0.8 FTE
  • Great work/life balance!

About the team

Ward 9C is a busy open 16 bed inpatient facility comprising of two acute youth beds and 14 acute adult beds with dedicated staff providing 24 hour care. The service caters to clients who have been assessed as requiring a period of increased assessment, investigations and/or interventions that cannot be safely provided for in the community. Admissions come via Community Mental Health teams or the Emergency Psychiatric Service, and cover of all the major psychiatric diagnoses.

About you/about the role

Are you a Registered Nurse with recent Mental Health nursing experience looking for a new opportunity? We have a part-time position available working rostered shifts. As a Registered Nurse in Ward 9c you will provide care for patients with the full range of general adult mental health disorders, including youth, mothers and babies, and eating disorders.

We are particularly interested in hearing from applicants who are dynamic, innovative and wish to join a service that is committed to high standards of practice and supports ongoing professional development.

The role is busy and diverse and will require someone who has a good general mental health background with experience in the acute mental health sector.

If you are keen to make a difference and join us in facilitating our group programme as well as working in partnership with individuals, this could be the role for you.

Candidates must be New Zealand Registered Nurses and hold a current APC as well as a scope of practice that enables you to work in Mental Health. You will also require a full driver licence.

If this sounds like you, 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'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.

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Closing date: Sunday, 6 June 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 the internal careers site.

For further information please contact Caroline, Recruitment Advisor - Mental Health, 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)

To apply


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

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