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Registered Nurse

Registered Nurse – Inpatient Mental Health Unit

Southland Hospital


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


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 we’re looking for 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.


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, 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:  Friday 21 October 2022

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-19 vaccination

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