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Registered Nurses – Detox Unit, Dargaville Hospital

If you’re looking for the opportunity to make your mark and action real change, working for Northland’s largest employer is where you’ll find it. Here at Northland DHB, you get to make a tangible impact on your community, your team and your personal development, with an employer who trusts you to innovate and try new ways to leave things better than you found them.

Right now, our supportive team at Timatanga Hou Detox Unit based at Dargaville Hospital, where nurses ongoing education is promoted and supported, are looking for inspiring Registered Nurses with experience in Mental Health Nursing to join them.

There are multiple positions available for either full or part time hours, and there will be a requirement to work rostered duties to cover an inpatient service.

Dargaville is a small rural community in scenic Northland, with spectacular locations like Baylys Beach and Kai Iwi Lakes within easy driving distance, and within a 45-minute drive to Whangārei, and approx. 2-3-hour drive to Auckland.

Northland DHB is committed to a system that is Tiriti (Treaty) based and one that actively and purposefully invests in equitable outcomes for its Māori population.

Northland DHB recognises Māori as tāngata Whenua (first peoples) of New Zealand and have prioritised Māori health. We understand our Te Tiriti o Waitangi obligations in relation to:

  • Stewardship
  • Iwi/Māori health development
  • Equity
  • Mātauranga Māori (Māori knowledge and expertise)

To be successful in this role you will need a strong desire and ability to work as part of a positive and productive team and be highly motivated with excellent communication skills. A dedication to service improvements, career and professional development is a necessity within this quality centred role and service, as is registration with the New Zealand Nursing Council, and a current practicing certificate and clean drivers licence.

If you thrive on great teamwork and are innovative, passionate, enthusiastic, positive and self-driven, this could be the opportunity for you. Full orientation and training will be provided to the successful candidates.

A career with Northland DHB will see you action meaningful change in the region we love, and in your professional development – all whilst enjoying everything the stunning North has to offer. You really can enjoy the best of both.

Our people live our Values:

Tangata I te tuatahi People First - People are central to all we do

Whakaute (tuku mana) Respect - We treat others as they would like to be treated

Manaaki Caring - We nurture those around us, and treat all with dignity and compassion

Whakawhitiwhiti korero Communication - We communicate safely, openly and with respect to promote clear understanding

Taumata teitei (hirangi) Excellence - Our attitude of excellence inspires success, competence, confidence and innovation

Vacancy No: NS21-022a

Closes: 14 July 2021 (unless filled prior)



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