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Enrolled Nurse

Enrolled Nurse

Ward 11 Clinical Rehab – Wakari Hospital

Salary Band – $54,432 to $62,847 p.a prorata + Kiwisaver


  • Great Professional Development + exceptional MDT + opportunity to make a difference in a rewarding environment
  • 1.0FTE Permanent role (40 hours per week)
  • New Graduate Opportunities available


Ward 11 rehabilitation/transition mental health unit is a 16 bed inpatient unit based at Wakari Hospital, Dunedin, we work with those on their mental health recovery journey. The unit is for adults who have a long term mental illness and co-existing problems. 


Mō te tūranga | About the role

This is an excellent opportunity to develop your clinical skills, working alongside patients in a complex environment to meet their identified needs in a multi-disciplinary setting where the emphasis is on the delivery of safe client focused care in an ever changing dynamic setting. You’ll assess and treat patients with your exceptional nursing skills aiming for the best outcome, as well as communicating regularly with their families.


Mōu ake | About you

We are looking for an enthusiastic Enrolled Nurse, you’ll have a range of skills and the ability to work effectively with a large team to a high standard within your scope of practice, however if you are new to mental health and have an interest in this area training opportunities will be available.


To be successful in this role you must

  • be positive and have great communication skills
  • be able to take direction and work well as part of team


You will also be registered as an Enrolled Nurse with NCNZ (Enrolled Nurse Scope of Practice, NCNZ, 2010) and have a current Practicing Certificate.


Painga | Benefits

  • Beautiful coastlines and a family-friendly community
  • Continuous support for career development
  • Subsidised gym membership and discounted health insurance
  • Access to a range of retail discounts and Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)


Mō mātou | About us

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.

A great little City! Now is a great time to relocate to Southern if you were considering a move! If you’re not from Dunedin then perhaps you don’t know just how good we have it here? With excellent amenities, schooling – primary through to Otago University, outstanding recreation opportunities, great food and wine, nature, and an amazing variety of climates and locations from coastal to mountain.  At the top of our list of reasons to join us at Southern is ‘the lifestyle’, somewhere you can have true work life balance. Check out for what the region and we can offer you and your whanau.


Utu whānui |Salary range

This role belongs to the NZNO Collective Agreement and falls between Step 1 ($54,432 p.a) and Step 4 ($62,8470 p.a prorata)


Rā mōnehu |Closing Date:  Tuesday 15 November 2022

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.


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Tono ināianei | Apply now

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

For further information please contact Caroline Godfrey, 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)


Covid vaccination requirements

New employees of Te Whatu Ora Southern will need to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, which includes two doses and a booster dose of an approved vaccine. If you are unable to receive a COVID-19 vaccine or booster for any reason, please indicate this in your cover letter so we can discuss this with you further and establish if you meet any criteria for an exemption.

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