Wakari Hospital (Dunedin)
- Casual - work as and when required
About the team
Ward 9C is a busy open 16 bed inpatient facility comprising of 2 acute youth beds and 14 acute adult beds with dedicated staff providing 24 hour care. The service caters to clients who have been assessed as requiring a period of increased assessment, investigations and/or interventions that cannot be safely provided for in the community. Admissions come via Community Mental Health teams or the Emergency Psychiatric Service, and cover of all the major psychiatric diagnoses.
About you - About the role
Are you a Registered Nurse with recent Mental Health nursing experience looking for a new opportunity? We have a position available working casually to suit you and your lifestyle. As a Registered Nurse in Ward 9c you will provide care for patients with the full range of general adult mental health disorders, including youth, mothers and babies, and eating disorders.
We are particularly interested in hearing from applicants who are dynamic, innovative and wish to join a service that is committed to high standards of practice and supports ongoing professional development.
The role is busy and diverse and will require someone who has a good general mental health background with experience in the acute mental health sector.
If you are keen to make a difference and join us in facilitating our group programme as well as working in partnership with individuals, this could be the role for you.
Candidates must be New Zealand Registered Nurses andhold a current APC as well as a scope of practice that enables you to work in Mental Health. You will also require a full drivers licence.
If this sounds like you, then apply now!
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, first class primary through to tertiary education and outstanding recreational opportunities. 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.
See position description.
Closing date: Sunday, 29 May 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 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)
Covid vaccination requirements
Following the update to COVID-19 Public Health Response (Vaccinations) Order 2021 this also includes the requirement that you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. You will need to provide proof of this to Occupational Health staff.
We only accept online applications. Please apply via our website: https://careers.southernhealth.nz/job/Registered-Nurse-Acute-Mental-Health-9c/776008610/