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Registered Nurse - Inpatient Mental Health Unit - Casual

Registered Nurse – Casual

Inpatient Mental Health Unit

Southland Hospital


  • Casual – as and when required
  • Work with a great team
  • Get the right balance


Join us as we change the future of healthcare in Southern NZ


Mo te tīma / About the Team

The Inpatient Mental Health Unit is a purpose-built modern facility where care is provided by a multidisciplinary team with a broad background of experience.  We work in close partnership with community teams, allied health care professionals and local education providers to facilitate a working environment that is supportive, challenging and reflects evidence of ongoing professional growth whilst meeting the needs of a diverse population with mental illness.


The geographic region we serve is unique and so we see a hugely varied caseload.


See position description.


Mōu ake | About you

We are looking for experienced nurses (New Zealand Registered, with a current Annual Practising Certificate) to join the team as part of a Collaborative Model of Nursing Care team on a casual basis. 


Ideally you will have relevant mental health nursing experience (preferably in an acute mental health setting) however if you think you have what we are looking for, have an interest in mental health and working as and when required suits your lifestyle then we look forward to hearing from you. 


Painga | Benefits

  • Continuous support for career development
  • Subsidised gym membership and discounted health insurance
  • Free on-site parking
  • Uniform
  • Short work commutes – only 10-15 minutes’ drive to work from anywhere in the city
  • Access to discounted staff holiday accommodation in Te Anau and Central Otago
  • Access to a range of retail and entertainment discounts
  • Discounted rates available with local Childcare provider
  • Affordable housing and beautiful scenery


Mō mātou | About us

Sick of long commutes to work? - Southland Hospital is located within a 10-15 minute drive from anywhere in Invercargill and offers free car parking on site for staff. Our hospital is a modern, secondary level 4 bas hospital offering an innovative and progressive working environment. Small and intimate enough to get to know not only your colleagues, but your paitents in particular. Here you will enjoy a clinically challenging and rewarding job combinded with a relaxed and satisfying lifestyle. 


Now is a great time to re-locate to Southland if you were considering the move.  Southland offers the benefits of excellent amenities, first class primary through to tertiary education, affordable housing, and outstanding recreational opportunities.  Whether it’s the outdoors - kayaking or sailing; skiing, hunting, or fishing; or theatre, live-music or art or shopping and dining out – there’s literally something for everyone.  Check out Discover Invercargill for what 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 2 ($79,304 p.a. pro-rata) and Step 7 ($103,630) p.a. pro-rata of the Registered Nurse Salary Scale.


Rā mōnehu |Closing Date:  02 November 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 futher infomration 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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