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Registered Nurse - Emergency Psychiatric Services (EPS)

Dunedin Hospital

  • Are you an experienced mental health nurse looking for a new challenge?
  • Permanent, full-time - 40 hours per week

About the team

Emergency Psychiatric Services (EPS) provide a 24/7 urgent triage and crisis assessment service in a variety of locations for people experiencing mental health issues.

About you - About the role

As a registered nurse with recent experience working in mental health you will be able to put your knowledge and skills to good use assisting the team to provide emergency mental health assessments.

This is an exciting, challenging and rewarding opportunity to become part of the team at the Emergency Psychiatric Service. Some acute ward experience or community crisis experience would be preferable for this position.

The successful candidate will be a Duly Authorised Officer (DAO) or you will receive specialist Duly Authorised Officer (Mental Health Act 1992 and amendments) training.

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).

You must be Registered with the New Zealand Nursing Council, hold a current Annual Practicing Certificate which allows you to work in mental health and be eligible to live and work in New Zealand.

The location

Now is 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. It's a great place with a great lifestyle.

About the 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.

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

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 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 5769 or 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/10843/