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Registered Nurse - Te Whare Maiangiangi

We currently have several vacancies for enthusiastic and motivated Registered Nurses to join our Adult Inpatient Mental Health team.

We are a 24 bed, acute unit, based in thriving Tauranga in the beautiful Bay of Plenty. We have a multidisciplinary team of 62 comprising of Nursing, Allied Health, Administrative Support and Leadership staff. Our unit promotes a learning culture, and we have an established Dedicated Education Unit based within our team facilitating quality experiential learning for nursing students.

Ideally you will have two years nursing experience in a mental health setting, great communication skills and be able to work in a busy team environment.

If you would like to join a warm and friendly team and make a difference to the health and wellbeing of service users, we would like to hear from you.

The Bay of Plenty is renowned for its beautiful beaches, surfing, kayaking, boating, fishing, tramping and native bush reserves. The city of Tauranga is only 2 hours from Auckland; around an hour away from Rotorua and in winter it is under 3 hours to the central plateau ski fields. We value work-life balance and staff well-being with a full staff wellness programme on offer.

Interested? We have permanent positions varying from 0.7 – 1.0 FTE. Please state in your cover letter how many hours per week you wish to be considered for.

At Bay of Plenty District Health Board (BOPDHB), our values of Compassion, All-one-team, Responsive and Excellence are at the centre of everything we do. We use values-based recruitment to help us recruit people who share our values, as we know this makes a positive difference to job satisfaction and the experience of our patients and their families/whānau.

The BOPDHB are committed to improving Māori health outcomes and achieving health equity for Māori through Te Tiriti o Waitangi obligations. It is essential you demonstrate an awareness of Māori indigenous rights and current issues in relation to health and health equity.

Following the update to COVID-19 Public Health Response (Vaccinations) Order 2021, to be employed with Bay of Plenty DHB you will be required to be fully vaccinated as a health care worker. Evidence of your vaccination status will be required at offer stage. If you do not meet this criteria, we are unable to progress your application.

All applications are to be made online and we look forward to hearing from you.

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