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Registered Nurse - Clinical Rehab - Fixed term

Registered Nurse 

Mental Health – Clinical Rehab – Ward 11

Wakari Hospital

Salary Band – $73,566 to $103,630 p.a pro-rata + kiwisaver


  • 1.0 FTE / 80 hours per fortnight
  • Fixed term 6-18 months
  • Great Nursing Professional Development + exceptional MDT + opportunity to make a difference


Combine your nursing passion and the need to make a difference in the lives of our clients by joining our incredible team in Ward 11.


Mō te tūranga | About the role

Ward 11 rehabilitation/transition mental health unit is a 16 bed inpatient unit working with those on their mental health recovery journey. Rehabilitation/sub-acute setting, for adults who have a long-term mental illness and co-existing problems.


Ward 11 is entering a period of change that will see patients transition out of the service, and will close the ward.

To support our service requirements in the short term, positions are available on a fixed term basis for a period of between 6 and 18 months, however the exact dates are unable to be specified at the outset, due to the nature of change we are entering.


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Mōu ake | About you

Our ideal candidate will have:

  • Registration with the Nursing Council of NZ and a current APC with a scope that allows you to practice in mental health
  • Exceptional communication skills with a non-judgmental manner along with a positive attitude
  • Additional clinical skills in the areas of physical health and addictions could be a significant advantage
  • Experience working within an adult mental health environment
  • All employees of Te Whatu Ora - Health New Zealand - Southern working with in Mental Health and Addiction Services are expected to demonstrate a commitment to “The Seven Real Skills” (Te Pou Workforce Development, see


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.


Utu whānui |Salary range

This role belongs to the NZNO Collective Agreement and falls between the step 1 ($73,566 p.a) and Step 7 ($103,630 p.a prorata) of the RN scale


Rā mōnehu |Closing Date:  04 January 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: 

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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