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Casual Registered Nurse - Ward 9c (Acute Psychiatry)

Registered Nurse – Ward 9c (Acute Psychiatry)

Wakari Hospital (Dunedin)

Salary Band – $35.20 - $49.67 per hour + 8% holiday pay


  • Casual ‘as and when required’
  • Flexibility
  • Join us as we change the future of healthcare in Southern NZ


Mō te tūranga | About the role

Ward 9C is a busy open 16 bed inpatient facility comprising of 2 acute youth beds and 14 acute adult beds with dedicated staff providing 24 hour care. The service caters to clients who have been assessed as requiring a period of increased assessment, investigations and/or interventions that cannot be safely provided for in the community.


Admissions come via Community Mental Health Teams or the Emergency Psychiatric Service, and cover of all the major psychiatric diagnoses. Optimise care for patients with the full range of general adult mental health disorders, including youth, mothers and babies, and eating disorders.


See position description.


Mōu ake | About you

Our successful candidate will:

  • Be a New Zealand Registered Nurse and hold a current APC
  • Have a scope of practice that enables you to work in Mental Health.  
  • Hold a full NZ drivers licence.
  • Previous Mental Health experience is an advantage


If this sounds like you, then apply now!


Painga | Benefits

  • Continuous support for career development
  • Subsidised gym membership and discounted health insurance
  • Free on-site parking and only 10 – 15 minute commute from anywhere in the City
  • to discounted staff holiday accommodation and a range of retail & entertainment discounts
  • Affordable housing – you can still achieve your lifestyle dreams


Mō mātou | About us

Health New Zealand - Te Whatu Ora - Southern has the largest geographical coverage of all the New Zealand regions, providing services to 350,000 people in diverse communities. We take pride in all the services we provide, and our aim is to improve, promote and protect the health of our region. We believe that our dedicated and passionate staff are a significant driving force behind the achievement of these standards, and we need more like-minded people to help us continue providing for our community.


Utu whānui |Salary range

This role belongs to the NZNO Collective Agreement and falls between the Step 1 (35.20 per hour) and Step 7 ($49.67 per hour)


Rā mōnehu |Closing Date:  29 July 2024

Due to the fast-paced nature of what we do, our vacancy close dates may be subject to change. Don’t delay, make sure you apply as soon as possible.


Tono ināianei | Apply now

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

For further information please contact Mikayla Hamilton, Recruitment Advisor

If you currently work for Te Whatu Ora- Health New Zealand - Southern , please apply for this role via our internal careers site, found here:  Pulse > Applications > Corporate > SuccessFactors


Pre-Employment checks

In the interests of protecting our people and our patients, all appointments will be subject to:

  • Occupational Health Assessment
  • Police Vetting / Ministry of Justice safety checks
  • Serious misconduct checks (previous Public Service departments and statutory Crown entities only)

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