Registered Nurse – Ward 9b - Wakari Hospital (Fixed term)

Applications close 24 January 2019

Registered Nurse – Ward 9b (Adult Intensive and Acute Care Adult Mental Health Inpatient Unit)

Wakari Hospital, Dunedin

Parental leave cover – fixed term for up to 12 months, 40 hours per week


Dunedin – safe, family friendly with excellent schooling options


Here at Southern DHB, we’re up to the challenge of realising our vision of Better Health, Better Lives, Whanau Ora; and to help us achieve this we’re very focused on bringing into our organisation people who display our values of being Kind, Open and Positive, with a sense of Community.


An opportunity exists for a Registered Nurse with relevant mental health nursing experience (preferably in an acute mental health setting) to join our expert multidisciplinary clinical team on Ward 9b, the majority of consumers present with serious complex mental health issues.


We are particularly interested in hearing from registered Nurses who are dynamic and innovative and wish to join a service that is committed to high standards of practice that supports on-going professional development.   This is a challenging yet rewarding opportunity to become part of a group of staff that really do work as a team, in the adult inpatient mental health service.


All employees of the Southern District Health Board working with in Mental Health Addiction and Intellectual Disability Services are expected to demonstrate a commitment to “The Seven Real Skills” (Te Pou Workforce Development, see


Please note that we are only able to consider your application if you:

are currently Registered with the New Zealand Nursing Council and have a current APC
hold a scope of practice that allows you to work in Mental Health
have current eligibility (citizenship, residency or work visa) to live and work in New Zealand

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


Closing Date: Thursday 24 January, 2019


For further information please contact Caroline Godfrey, Recruitment Advisor – Mental Health,

Phone (03) 214 5769 or Email