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Registered Nurse

Registered Nurses - Inpatient Mental Health Unit

Southland Hospital

  • Permanent - part-time 0.6 FTE (24 hours per week)
  • Looking for variety in your day?

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 caseload.

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 we're looking for a Registered Nurse with relevant mental health nursing experience (preferably in an acute mental health setting) however if you think you have what we are looking for and have an interest in mental health then welook forward to hearing from you.

About the Southern DHB

Southern District Health Board (Southern DHB) exists to support everyone across our district to live well, and access the right care when they need it, by delivering high quality, patient-centred and equitable health services to our diverse communities.

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.

Why don't you check out https://careers.southernhealth.nz/ for what the region and we can offer you and your whanau.

The location

A lifestyle that is hard to beat! Invercargill is a wonderful place for families, with great educational facilities (primary through tertiary), a competitive cost of living and outstanding recreational opportunities. Some of New Zealand's most famous national parks, ski fields and wineries are within easy driving distance. With beautiful scenery and loads of attractions right on your doorstep there is always something do. Boasting a lively restaurant and café scene, not to mention world class local attractions like Bill Richardson Transport World and Motorcycle Mecca.

Whether it's surfing, kayaking or sailing; skiing, hunting or fishing; theatre, live-music or art - there's literally something for everyone.

View position description

Closing date: Sunday 9 January 2022.

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 ourinternal 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)

COVID VACCINATION REQUIREMENTS - Following the update to COVID-19 Public Health Response (Vaccinations) Order 2021, to be employed with Southern DHB you will be required to be fully vaccinated as a health care worker. If you have already been fully vaccinated you will need to provide proof of this to Occupational Health staff. If you are not yet fully vaccinated you must make arrangements to undertake your first vaccination before you commence work and be fully vaccinated, as required by the Order, by 1 January 2022.

To apply

We only accept online applications. Please apply via our website: https://careers.southernhealth.nz/job-invite/11105/

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