Registered Nurse - Ward 9b (Adult Intensive and Acute Care Adult Mental Health Inpatient Unit)
Wakari Hospital, Dunedin
- Two permanent full-time positions (40 hours per week)
- 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 a Registered Nurse to join our team. You’ll join an expert multi-disciplinary clinical team who provide 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 on-going professional development. This is a challenging yet rewarding opportunity to become part of a group of staff that work 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.
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 NZ, if it’s the great outdoors that presses your buttons; we’re within easy reach of the likes of Queenstown if its adrenalin you seek. It’s all here - the opportunity to create a fantastic true work/life balance is waiting for you.
The Southern DHB region offers the benefits of excellent amenities, schooling, great food and wine, and a variety of climates and locations, from coastal to mountain. Check out https://careers.southernhealth.nz/ for what the region and we can offer you and your whanau. Now’s the time to move!
All employees of the Southern District Health Board working with in 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 have the following:
- Are currently or able to gain registration with the New Zealand Nursing Council and have a current APC, with 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
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.
Closing date: Friday, 8 October 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 our internal careers site, found here: Pulse > Applications > Corporate > SuccessFactors
For further information please contact Caroline, Recruitment Advisor - Mental Health, Addiction and Intellectual Disability Directorate, Phone (03) 214 5769or 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)