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

Applications close 7 June 2020

Dunedin Hospital

  • Permanent, part-time (0.9 FTE 36 hours per week)
  • Dunedin Hospital

About the Southern DHB

We are responsible for planning, funding and providing health and disability services to a population of over 315,000 located South of the Waitaki River. Our catchment area encompasses Invercargill City, Queenstown - Lakes District, Gore, rural Southland, Clutha, Central Otago, Maniototo, Waitaki District and Dunedin City. This means Southern DHB serves the largest geographic region of all New Zealand's health boards.

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 enjoy 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 then apply today!

Why Dunedin/ Why us?

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, affordable housing 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. Check out https://southernhealthcareers.nz/ for what the region and we can offer you and your whanau.

Closing date: Sunday, 7 June 2020. Please note that we may begin shortlisting as we receive applications and could withdraw the advertising at any time.

For further information please contact Caroline Godfrey, Recruitment Advisor - Mental Health, Addiction and Intellectual Disability Directorate (MHAID), Phone (03) 214 5769 or Email caroline.godfrey@southerndhb.govt.nz

Children's Act 2014

Due to this position having contact with children and the SDHB's commitment to child protection, you will be subject to 'safety checks' under the Children's Act at the time of hire and thereafter as per the relevant legislation.

To apply

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