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Registered Nurse

Registered Nurse – Inpatient Mental Health Unit

Southland Hospital

Salary Band - Step 1 - $66,570 to Step 7 - $95,340 pa pro-rata + kiwi-saver + free carpark


  • Looking for a new opportunity?
  • Permanent – full and part-time vacancies
  • Have plenty of variety in your day + great MDT 


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

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.


Mōu ake | About you

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


Ideally you will be a Registered Nurse with relevant mental health nursing experience (preferably in an acute mental health setting) however if you think you have what we are looking for and have an interest in mental health then we look forward to hearing from you. New graduates are also welcome to apply and we offer training support in this area.


Painga | Benefits

  • Free on-site parking
  • Continuous support for career development
  • Access to a range of retail discounts, Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) and discounted health insurance.
  • Discount holiday accommodation (Queenstown, Arrowtown and TeAnau)


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.


Why don’t you check out for what the region and we can offer you and your whanau.


Mō te tauwāhi | The Location

A lifestyle that is hard to beat! Invercargill is a wonderful place for families, with great educational facilities (primary through tertiary), competitive cost of living and outstanding recreational opportunities.  Some of New Zealand’s most famous national parks, ski fields and wineries are within easy driving distance.  With beautiful scenery and loads of attractions right on your doorstep there is always something do.  Boasting a lively restaurant and café scene, excellent shopping and not to mention world class local attractions like Bill Richardson Transport World and Motorcycle Mecca.


Whether it’s surfing, kayaking or sailing; skiing, hunting or fishing; theatre, live-music or art – there’s literally something for everyone. Southland – The New Zealand We All Dream Of!


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Rā mōnehu | Closing Date:  Sunday 26 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:

For further information please contact Caroline Godfrey, 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 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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