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Registered Nurse - Mental Health for Older People


  • Salary band - $81,683 - $106,739 p.a prorata and KiwiSaver
  • Join us as we change the future of healthcare in Southern NZ
  • We have a variety of permanent FTE available
  • Opportunity to make a difference in the community

We are looking for someone who is warm, empathetic, responsive and highly attuned to the emotions, needs and motivations of older people to join our incredible team at Ward 6c.

Mō te tūranga - About the role

  • Ward 6C is a 12-bed acute assessment and treatment unit for people aged over 65 years with an array of mental health (along with some physical health) needs
  • Safe and supervised environment assessing patients' needs while providing treatment during their admission
  • Shifts are Monday-Sunday and times are Mornings - 7am to 3.30pm, Afternoons - 2.30pm to 11pm, Nights - 10.45pm to 7.15am
  • Rosters are rotating and generated every four weeks and usually cover four weeks

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Mōu ake - About you

Our ideal candidate will have the following:

  • Be a Registered Nurse with a current New Zealand Annual Practicing Certificate
  • Have a Mental health scope of practice to allow for working within this sector - more information can be found at
  • Be dynamic, with a strong knowledge base being essential to meeting the challenge of caring for older people in a mental health environment
  • Previous mental health experience is essential

Painga - Benefits

  • Continuous support for career development
  • Access to a range of retail and entertainment discounts
  • Affordable housing and beautiful scenery

Mō mātou - About us

Health New Zealand - Te Whatu Ora - Southern has the largest geographical coverage of all the New Zealand regions, providing services to 350,000 people in diverse communities. 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.

Utu whānui - Salary range

This role belongs to the Te Whatu Ora NZNO collective agreement and falls between Step 2 ($81,683) and Step 7 ($106,739) p.a. pro-rata of the Registered Nurse Salary Scale.

Rā mōnehu - Closing date: Monday, 24 June 2024.

Due to the fast-paced nature of what we do, our vacancy close dates may be subject to change. Don't delay, make sure you apply as soon as possible.

Tono ināianei - Apply now

For further information please contact Mikayla Hamilton, Recruitment Advisor,

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)

To apply

We only accept online applications. Please apply via our website: