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Registered Nurse - West Adult Inpatient

  • Rewarding mahi supporting acute mental health events
  • Unique career development opportunities
  • Fixed-term to cover sabbatical until August 2022

About the company

Specialist Mental Health Services are an interdisciplinary team that forms part of the Canterbury District Health Board (CDHB). We are committed to wtrking and partnering with tāngata whaiora (consumers) and their whānau (family). Constantly striving to work within our philosophy, we develop therapeutic, supportive and empowering relationships with our consumers, enabling them to achieve their personal goals and aspirations.

About the team

Te Awakura (Adult Inpatient Group) is a 64-bed adult acute inpatient unit that provides 24-hour care to consumers experiencing acute mental illness. Our model of care primarily focuses on integrated multidisciplinary teams who strive to provide excellent care to tāngata whaiora in the least restrictive manner.

West Inpatient provides services to consumers in West Christchurch, we work closely with our outpatient team and other community services. We are made up of passionate clinicians who work in the patients' best interests at all times. We have a supportive team culture and encourage opportunities for growth and development.

About the role

There are various vacancies available for Registered Nurses with mental health scope. You will find yourself contributing essential services within a rewarding field; working with tāngata whaiora with complex mental health needs. As part of a progressive organisation that values honesty, respect and integrity for every individual, this multi-varied role presents you with the opportunity to work in a dynamic and challenging health environment.

  • 0.8 FTE fixed-term position until August 2022
  • Work autonomously and as part of a cohesive multi-disciplinary team

Skills and experience:

  • Registered with the Nursing Council of New Zealand with a current APC
  • Mental Health scope and experience
  • Excellent communication and time management skills
  • Confident and resilient
  • Strong focus on relationship-building


Ko ngā tāngata, te mātua mahi - Putting people at the heart of all we do.

We value care and respect for others; integrity in all we do; and taking responsibility for outcomes.

Here at the Canterbury DHB we believe that diversity and inclusion is key to ensure we deliver the best care for our diverse population. We are an inclusive and equal opportunity employer that welcomes and respects everyone.


  • Fantastic benefits scheme
  • Opportunity for flexible working arrangements
  • Ongoing career development
  • Employment terms in line with the nursing MECA

How to apply

Please submit your most recent resume along with a cover letter stating your preferred location and if you'e looking for full or part time employment.

Applications are only accepted online so please visit our website at complete an application.

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Applicants will be progressed as they apply, so if this sounds like you, please apply now!