Registered Nurse - Wāhi Oranga

Applications close 30 January 2020
  • Acute through to rehab care
  • Temporary full-time position covering parental leave for up to 12 months

Ngā mōhiohio e pā hānga ki tēnei mahi(About this position)

We are looking for a registered nurse who would like to join our Inpatient Mental Health team in Wāhi Oranga at Nelson Hospital. This is a temporary full-time position, covering parental leave, working as rostered (four days on two days off) across morning, afternoon and night shifts.

You will be joining a great team who are passionate about mental health and delivering a high standard of care. Our service provides inpatient care for acute through to rehabilitation.

Ko wai he kaitono tōtika? (Who is an appropriate applicant?)

It's essential that you have NZNC registration and practising certificate, with no conditions that exclude Mental Health Scope of Practice. You will preferably have mental health nursing experience, and will ideally have post graduate qualifications relevant to this area of practice.

Required skills and knowledge include the following:

  • Well-developed interpersonal skills
  • Willingness to work across the Mental Health Inpatient Continuum

Knowledge of the following:

  • Mental Health (Compulsory Assessment and Treatment) Act, 1992
  • PPPR Act - Welfare Guardian
  • Sensory Modulation Principles in Mental Health
  • Mental status examinations and risk assessments.

Ā mātou rōpū (About our team)

Nelson Marlborough Health (NMH) is the main health service provider for New Zealand's Nelson, Tasman and Marlborough regions, serving over 150,000 people across two main hospitals, public health and a range of community services.

Etahi atu mōhiohio (More Information) -

Nga huanga o tēnei mahi(The benefits of this position)

We offer a great team environment and are supportive of professional development. Wāhi Oranga is a large unit that provides intensive acute and rehabilitative cares. We strive to create a positive work environment that has a balanced and safe workload.

Me pehea ahau e tono ai? (How do I apply?)

For role specific information please contact Gabrielle Jones, Charge Nurse Manager

For general enquiries please contact our Recruitment team on or 03 546 1274.

Keen to apply now, it's easy. Please fill in our online application form.


Applications close Thursday, 30 January 2020.