For the full experience please download a modern browser. Click here to find a modern browser or discuss with your IT department.

Auckland offices are currently closed due to COVID level 4 restrictions. Te Pou offices outside Auckland have limited staff and restricted access onsite, so please call if you wish to visit. However, we are all working, and you can contact us by email or phone. Stay safe everyone.

Registered Nurse

Ward 9b (Adult Intensive and Acute Care Adult Mental Health Inpatient Unit)

Wakari Hospital, Dunedin

  • Fixed-term, part-time position - 0.9 FTE parental leave cover, possibly up to 26 June 2022
  • Dunedin -safe, family-friendly with excellent schooling options
  • Ward 9b - a great place to start your Southern DHB career

About the team

Here in the General Adult Intensive and Acute Care Mental Health Inpatient Unit at Wakari Hospital, Dunedin, we're looking for Registered Nurses to join our team who have an interest in acute mental health nursing. You'll join an expert multidisciplinary clinical team that provides input to consumers who require comprehensive assessment and/or treatment. The majority of consumers present with serious complex mental health issues.

While prior acute mental health nursing experience is preferable, those who have a willingness to develop this experience would also be considered.

About you / About the role

We are particularly interested in hearing from Registered Nurses who are dynamic and innovative and wish to join a service that is committed to high standards of practice that supports ongoing professional development. This is a challenging yet rewarding opportunity to become part of a group of staff that works as a team, in the adult inpatient mental health service. The ward has a number of very experienced clinicians available to provide support to registered nurses.

This is an excellent opportunity to develop your clinical skills on a shift-by-shift basis. You will be 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.

About the 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.

Now is also a great time to relocate to Southern if you were considering a move. The Southern district offers the benefits of excellent amenities, first-class primary through to tertiary education, and outstanding recreational opportunities. Whether it is surfing, kayaking or sailing; skiing, hunting or fishing; theatre, live music, or art - there's literally something for everyone. Why don't you check out https://careers.southernhealth.nz/ for what the region and we can offer you and your whanau.

The location

At the very top of the list of reasons to join us at Southern DHB is the lifestyle that the Southern region offers. We're home to the most beautiful landscapes in New Zealand if it's the great outdoors that presses your buttons; we're within easy reach of the likes of Queenstown if it's adrenalin you seek. It's all here - the opportunity to create a fantastic true work/life balance is waiting for you!

All employees of the Southern District Health Board working within Mental Health Addiction and Intellectual Disability Services are expected to demonstrate a commitment to 'The Seven Real Skills' (Te Pou Workforce Development, see www.tepou.co.nz/letsgetreal).

Please note that we are only able to consider your application if you:

  • are currently or able to gain registration with the New Zealand Nursing Council and have a current APC
  • hold a scope of practice that allows you to work in mental health
  • have current eligibility (citizenship, residency or work visa) to live and work in New Zealand.

View position description

Closing date: Sunday, 12 September 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, 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)

To apply

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

Footer

Resources

Te Pou has a wide range of evidence-based resources and tools to help the mental health, addiction and disability workforces.

Learn More

Our work

Te Pou works alongside mental health and addiction services, and disability organisations to understand their priorities and workforce challenges.

Learn More