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Registered Nurse

Inpatient Mental Health Unit

Southland Hospital

  • Casual - as and when required
  • Work with a great team!

About the team

The Inpatient Mental Health Unit is a purpose-built modern facility where care is provided by a multidisciplinary team with a broad background of experience. We work in close partnership with community teams, allied health care professionals, and local education providers to facilitate a working environment that is supportive, challenging, and reflects evidence of ongoing professional growth whilst meeting the needs of a diverse population with mental illness.

The geographic region we serve is unique and so we see a hugely varied case-load.

About you

We are looking for an experienced nurse (New Zealand Registered, with a current Annual Practising Certificate) to join the team as part of a Collaborative Model of Nursing Care team.

Ideally, you will have relevant mental health nursing experience (preferably in an acute mental health setting) however if you think you have what we are looking for, have an interest in mental health, and working as and when required suits your lifestyle then we look forward to hearing from you.

About the Southern DHB

We are responsible for planning, funding, and providing health and disability services to a population of over 350,000 located South of the Waitaki River. Our catchment area encompasses Invercargill City, Queenstown - Lakes District, Gore, rural Southland, Clutha, Central Otago, Maniototo, Waitaki District, and Dunedin City. This means Southern DHB serves the largest geographic region of all New Zealand's health boards.

The location

Nowhere in New Zealand is it as easy to live, drive to work, afford a good lifestyle and be so accessible to the outdoor adventures on offer in this part of the world.

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: Monday, 18 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 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)


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