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Nurse Practitioner - Southland Community Mental Health

Nurse Practitioner

Invercargill Community Mental Health Team

Southland Hospital

Salary Band – $136,815– $162,802 p.a prorata + Kiwisaver + car park


  • Negotiable FTE up to 1.0 FTE
  • Could be job share OR FIFO / periodical contracts
  • Exceptional MDT + opportunity to make a difference


Mō te tūranga | About the role

Based within our Community Mental Health Team in Invercargill the Nurse Practitioner will assist in improving client health and reducing health inequalities and clinical risk for service users, by identify high risk and complex health needs.

This role will:

  • Assess, diagnose, treat and care planning for Tangata whai ora who have a mental illness,
  • Provide consultancy, clinical leadership, and skilled advanced nursing practice,
  • Actively work on strengthening partnerships/alliances with internal and external stakeholders,
  • Develop alternative models of care
  • Provide initial assessments for new referrals to the service.
  • Demonstrate advanced nursing leadership and mentorship,
  • Collaborate with other Te Whatu Ora Health Services, and NGOs
  • Deliver on the objectives of the national health strategy
  • Contribute to the research agenda within the mental health service


To be successful in this role you will work autonomously, but also in conjunction with an integrated and multi-disciplinary team and deliver quality evidence based care to your own case load. If this sounds like you please apply today. 


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Mōu ake | About you

To succeed in this exciting new role, you will need to:

  • Be a Registered Nurse Practitioner with a valid Annual Practicing Certificate 
  • hold relevant post graduate qualifications in addictions or are willing to work towards post graduate qualifications. 
  • Ability to successfully engage and empathise with families/whānau in a positive manner,
  • Demonstrate knowledge and application of NZ Health strategies,


So if the prospect of working with other dedicated clinicians excites you and you are a team player, happy to use your initiative and embrace change, 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
  • Access 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.


Rā mōnehu |Closing Date:  20 June 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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