Ward 11, Wakari Hospital
- 1.0FTE - 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.
Bring your exceptional communications skills, non-judgmental 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 practising certificate with a scope that allows you to practice in mental health and holding a full clean driver's licence.
All employees of the Southern District Health Board working with in Mental Health and Addiction Services are expected to demonstrate a commitment to "The Seven Real Skills" (Te Pou Workforce Development, see www.tepou.co.nz/letsgetreal).
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.
About 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. 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.
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Closing date: Tuesday, 28 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, phone (03) 214-5769 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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)