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Registered Nurse - North Community Mental Health Team

Dunedin Hospital

Salary $81,683 - $106,739

  • Permanent, part-time or full-time (0.8 to 1.0 FTE) (Monday-Friday 8am to 4.30pm)
  • Do you want to go to work every day and make a difference?
  • Come and join our friendly team

Mō te tūranga - About the role

An exciting permanent opportunity has arisen for a talented Registered Nurse working for the North Community Mental Health Team. You will need experience working with patients with serious mental illness in a community or inpatient setting. Within this position you will work within an MDT as a key worker, assessing, maintaining and managing clinical risk, working alongside the client and their whanau focusing on optimum care and resilience.

North Community Mental Health Team provides assessment, support and treatment for people experiencing moderate to severe mental illness. The geographic area serviced by the Team includes Mosgiel, Middlemarch, Palmerston and Dunedin city from the Octagon northwards.

Mōu ake - About you

If now is the time for a change of direction in your career and you think you have the experience and skills then apply now to seize this opportunity. To be successful in this role you will have relevant community and/or recent acute inpatient experience and the ability to meet the demands of a busy workload to a high standard.

To be eligible to apply you must be registered with the Nursing Council of New Zealand and have a current and valid APC, a scope that allows you to practice in mental health and a clean driver's licence.

There is a degree of autonomy with this role so you will need a strong sense of 'self', a positive 'can do' attitude and a commitment to working cohesively and collaboratively in a large dynamic multidisciplinary team.

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Painga - Benefits

  • Subsidised gym membership and discounted health insurance
  • Access to staff fitness facilities and banking offers
  • Access to a range of retail discounts and Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)

Mō mātou - About us

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.

Join Te Whatu Ora and Te Aka Whai Ora as we embark on a historic collaboration to transform healthcare for all whānau across Aotearoa, New Zealand. Together, we're passionate about creating a modern, integrated health system that honours the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi and prioritises health equity for Māori, whānau, and every community. Be part of this journey and contribute to a brighter, healthier future for all generations to come.

Utu whānui - Salary range

This role belongs to the NZNO Collective Agreement Registered Nurses Scale and falls between Step 2 ($81,683 p.a) and Step 3 ($106,739 p.a pro-rata)

Rā mōnehu - Closing date: Thursday, 6 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

All conversations will be confidential in nature.

For further information please contact Mikayla Hamilton, Recruitment Advisor at All conversations will be confidential in nature.

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: