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Enrolled Nurse

Mental Health for Older Persons

Dunedin Hospital - Ward 6c

Salary Band - $67,898 to $80,921 pa pro-rata + kiwisaver


  • Permanent part time opportunities.
  • New Graduates welcome
  • Want to work in a rewarding environment with a great work / life balance


Ward 6C is a 12-bed acute assessment and treatment unit for people aged over 65 years with an array of mental health (along with some physical health) needs, located in Dunedin Hospital.   


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.


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Mōu ake | About you

Whilst ideally we are looking for an experienced and enthusiastic Enrolled Nurse to join our team, if you are a new graduate with an interest in Mental Health we would welcome your enquiry. It is preferred you have Mental Health experience or a strong interest and willingness to work in this field. 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. 


Our ideal candidate will:

  • be positive with great communication skills
  • be able to take direction and work well as part of team
  • have a passion for supporting older people with varying mental and physical health needs.


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

  • Continuous support for career development
  • Subsidised gym membership and discounted health insurance
  • Access to a range of retail and entertainment discounts
  • Uniform
  • Affordable housing and beautiful scenery


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.


Now is a great time to relocate to family-friendly Southern if you are considering a move! The Southern district offers excellent amenities, first class early childhood through to tertiary education and the opportunity to have an outstanding work-life balance.  Whether it is surfing or skiing, hunting or fishing; theatre, live-music or art – there’s literally something for everyone. The stunning Catlins, Fiordland and Central Otago regions are within driving distance, offering beautiful scenery and plenty of recreational opportunities whatever your passion. Check out for what the region and we can offer you and your whanau.


Utu whānui |Salary range

This role belongs to the Te Whatu Ora/ NZNO Collective Agreement and falls between Step 1 ($67,897 p.a. pro-rata) and Step 5 ($80,921) p.a. pro-rata of the Enrolled Nurse Salary Scale.


Rā mōnehu |Closing Date:  29 February 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)
  • Covid-19 Vaccination is expected for all Workers at higher risk of workplace exposure to COVID-19 through face-to-face patient interaction, working in clinical areas and contact with potentially infectious materials and surfaces.


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