Registered Nurse – Forensic Sub-Acute / Rehabilitation – Puna Awhi-rua

Applications close 25 August 2019

Mental Health and Addictions Service

Permanent, 80 hours per fortnight


We are offering an opportunity for a mental health nurse wishing to work in a sub-acute/rehabilitation setting within the Puawai Forensic Psychiatric service. Puna Awhi-rua is a 12 bed ward, able to accommodate both male and female service users.

We welcome your application if you:

  • are a New Zealand registered nurse with a current practising certificate which enables you to work in Mental Health
  • have an interest in working within the challenging and rewarding setting of a Forensic service
  • are able to work within a multi-disciplinary team, having excellent communication skills
  • are able to support, and advocate for service users on a forensic pathway 

Ideally, you will be an experienced mental health nurse who is familiar with coordinating care and providing therapeutic interventions with adults experiencing mental health difficulties. Nursing experience in secure environments would be an advantage.

We offer:

  • access to postgraduate education, to build on existing knowledge
  • extensive internal training opportunities, to support skill development
  • full orientation and mentoring to help you get to know our services
  • access to clinical supervision 

Please apply directly online on the Waikato DHB website. To review the position description, please click here

If you have specific queries about the role or would like to visit the clinical area, please contact Clindella Stirling, Charge Nurse Manager, on 021 763 537.

Closing date: 25 August 2019



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