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Registered Nurse - Forensic Inpatient Unit - Puna Awhi-rua

Where you’ll be working: Henry Rongomau Bennett Centre – Forensic Inpatient Puna Awhi-rua

The details: Permanent – 80 hours per fortnight rostered shifts

Become part of our progressive, recovery focused team based in Hamilton, within the Waikato District Health Board’s Puawai Regional Forensic Service.

About the role: This is a great opportunity to join our dynamic service where recovery, evidence-based practice, supervision, risk assessment and patient engagement are part of everyday life.

Required skills & experience:

• Current annual practicing certificate with a minimum of 12 months post graduate mental health experience.

• Good working knowledge/understanding of the forensic pathway, risk assessment and a positive attitude towards team working.


The Waikato District Health Board Health & Safety has a policy that includes ensuring that you comply with the Health Order announced 11 October 2021 and with the Waikato DHB’s Vaccine Preventable Diseases for Employees policy. The policy prescribes the required vaccinations including COVID19 for all employees of Waikato DHB. COVID-19 vaccinations are mandatory before you commence employment.

Why us:

We are a values based and inclusive organisation that is committed to deliver the best health outcomes for our total population. To do this we are working hard to develop a robust and capable workforce that reflects the population we serve. We strongly encourage applicants from all backgrounds with the necessary capability and who share our values to apply and would greatly value seeing more applicants from our Māori communities.

We are committed to educating, developing and supporting our nursing team. We offer a comprehensive orientation programme to all new staff to the Waikato DHB. Education is ongoing and focusses upon skills and knowledge required by nurses working within this setting. Clinical supervision is available.

Your application:

Please apply directly online, applications are not able to be accepted via email.

For any queries about the role please contact

Application closing date: 21 November 2021

Values Theme

“People at Heart” – Te iwi Ngakaunui

• Give and earn respect - Whakamana

• Listen to me; talk to me – Whakarongo

• Fair play – Mauri Pai

• Growing the good – Whakapakari

• Stronger together – Kotahitanga



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