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Registered Nurse

  • A registered nurse position available, based in Wellington
  • Do you love inspiring people and bringing out the best in a team?
  • Do you hold a current NZ Nursing registration with ability to work in Mental Health?

Develop your professional career and provide clinical support to people experiencing mental illness to help manage their health and social needs.


We’re looking for a Registered Nurse to join our Pathways Wellington Hutt Acute Alternative Service.

This is a permanent, full-time position. We have two possible shifts. Please indicate in your cover letter which of the two shifts you prefer.

Tuesday – Saturday 8.00am – 4.30pm with some flexibility.

Sunday – Thursday 8.00am- 4.30pm with some flexibility.

Our Registered Nurses support people experiencing mental illness and staff working with them to identify and meet individual health and social care needs and support them to re-connect with community services and take control of their own lives. The role of our nurses is to provide expert clinical guidance to ensure that all health care needs are being addressed.

This service is designed to support people with higher level of mental health concerns who would benefit from intensive short-term support with the aim being to provide an alternative to hospital admission, or earlier transition from hospital to home. Intensive short-term support can be provided at the Pathways Hutt service locality or at the person’s home depending on their needs and wishes.


Transforming mental health and addictions through fostering strong, compassionate, self-supporting communities.


We are interested to hear from candidates who are registered as a Nurse (and able to work within Mental Health), someone who has the ability to support and inspire a team, and ideally has experience in mental health.

You’ll be known for your caring, friendly and approachable manner and be passionate about your professional role and identity. You’ll have a non-judgmental approach to working within a diverse population. A real team player, you’ll be an excellent communicator and the sort of person who brings fun and laughter to your work environment. You’ll thrive in a supportive multi-disciplinary team environment where your skills and knowledge are valued and respected by your colleagues.

You’ll also have:

  • Current APC with Mental Health Scope of practice
  • A full clean NZ driver’s license is essential for this role
  • You’re a great listener, the sort of person who will listen deeply to the people who use our services
  • You have great interpersonal skills, skills in group work, and a can do attitude
  • You have the ability to practice autonomously and to identify areas in a work setting where nursing skills can be applied
  • You have the ability to run group sessions

The Wise Group are passionate supporters of our communities and vulnerable populations. We place a high value on the safety and wellbeing of our staff and the people we support. We endorse the Ministry of Health recommendation for vaccinations to protect us all against COVID-19. It is therefore our expectation that all new Wise Group employees are vaccinated.

The Benefits

Here at Pathways, we value our employee’s and we like to show how much we value you by offering outstanding benefits. Some of the benefits include providing extra annual leave, income protection insurance, flexible working arrangements, and subsidies for school holiday children’s programmes. Pathways is a supportive work environment where work life balance is encouraged, people are valued, and new solutions are the norm!

Ready to take a closer look at Pathways? Then apply now.

Closing Date: 4th October 2021. Please note, this advert may close sooner if a suitable candidate is found before the closing date.

Position Description:

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Contact: Mahoro King, 027 235 5086 Team Coach on if you have any questions.

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Pathways is committed to healthy lifestyles and actively supports a smoke free environment. We encourage people with experience of mental illness to apply.

**All new appointees into Pathways require background checking. Under the requirements of the Vulnerable Children's Act 2014, new employees that are identified as coming under this act are required to undergo further safety checks as part of the recruitment process.