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Enrolled Nurse

Enrolled Nurse – Forensic (9A)

Wakari Hospital, Dunedin

Salary Band - $61,146 to $73,609 pa pro-rata + kiwi saver

 

  • 0.8 FTE Permanent position
  • No long commute, no traffic jams, free onsite parking……it all starts here…. 

 

Ward 9A at Wakari Hospital is a 13- bed medium secure unit, it is the inpatient unit for Otago and Southland for those persons who are in the Justice system and require assessment, treatment and rehabilitation. A full complement of a multidisciplinary team delivers a range of therapeutic services and programmes in this setting. Ward 9A has a strong emphasis on linking people with families/ whanau and support persons and reintegration into the wider community.

 

Mō te tūranga | About the role

This position based at Wakari Hospital, high on the hills above Dunedin, you’ll be working in a secure environment predominantly with patients referred from the courts and/or prison setting for assessment and/or treatment. Increasingly we provide a rehabilitative role in assisting patients with complex needs to reintegrate into the community. Every day you get to work with and alongside a dynamic and committed multidisciplinary team.

 

Our aim is to provide a safe environment and to plan care that meets individual needs. This includes maintaining links with family and friends whose on-going support and input is often of vital importance to the provision of care.

 

See position description.

 

Mōu ake | About you

You’ll be a registered Enrolled Nurse with a positive attitude and very good communication skills, be able to take direction and work well as part of team. Our ideal applicant will be confident in providing support and assisting patients in psychological and physical ways; be motivated, practical, display initiative, be patient focussed at all times and be able to adapt to a changing, and at time challenging environment.  Whilst previous experience in metal health is an advantage, training and support will be provided to those who are new to mental health.

 

To be the successful candidate for this position you’ll most definitely have a sense of humour, be energetic, with a non-judgemental attitude, have exceptional communication skills and be able to manage your time effectively.  You will also have a passion for supporting people with mental illness.

 

If this sounds like the change you are looking for enquire further.  You must 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 staff fitness facilities and banking offers
  • 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.

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, recreation, great food and wine, outstanding nature, and an amazing variety of climates and locations from coastal to mountain.  Some people call it the ends of the earth, but we think it’s ‘the last best place’, so at the top of our list of reasons to join us at Southern DHB is ‘the lifestyle’ https://www.dunedinnz.com/

 

Utu whānui |Salary range

This role belongs to the NZNO Collective Agreement and falls between the Step 1 ($61,146 p.a) and Step 5 ($73,609 p.a pro-rata)

 

Rā mōnehu |Closing Date:  Sunday 12 February 2023

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: https://careers.southernhealth.nz/
For further information please contact Caroline Godfrey, Recruitment Advisor, caroline.godfrey@southerndhb.govt.nz  
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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