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Registered Nurse -Mental Health for Older People (Ward 6C) Casual

Dunedin Hospital

  • Casual - shifts on a when required basis
  • Dunedin Hospital

About the team

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, located in Dunedin Hospital.

About you

You will be a dynamic registered nurse 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 highly regarded.

You will need to have high standards of competence and performance while enjoying the challenge of working with patients in this unique and varied setting. Overall you will aim to offer a safe and supervised environment to assess patients' needs while providing treatment during their admission.

We are seeking someone who is warm, empathetic, responsive and highly attuned to the emotions, needs and motivations of older people.

You will be a Registered Nurse with a current New Zealand Annual Practicing Certificate. All applicants must have a Mental Health scope of practice to allow for working within this sector - more information can be found at http://www.nursingcouncil.org.nz/Nurses/Scopes-of-practice

If you are looking for a career in Mental Health for Older People and enjoy working as and when required then apply today!

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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.

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.

Closing date: Sunday, 27 March 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, on 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 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.

To apply

We only accept online applications. Please apply via our website: https://careers.southernhealth.nz/job-invite/12646/