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Registered Nurse

Registered Nurse

Invercargill Community Mental Health Team

Southland Hospital


  • Permanent, full-time (40 hours per week)
  • Great Nursing Professional Development
  • Exceptional MDT + opportunity to make a difference


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


We offer you a warm, pleasant working environment, very good resources and the opportunity to work and develop professionally within a progressive and friendly team that is well supported by management.


Mō te tūranga | About the role / Mōu ake | About you

You will join our progressive and dynamic multidisciplinary team. Within this position you will be responsible for case managing a busy caseload working across the adult age range, assessing, maintaining and managing clinical risk, whilst working alongside consumers, family / whanau and support agencies.


Joining our multi-disciplinary team of Psychiatrists, Clinical Psychologists, Registered Nurses, Social Workers, Occupational Therapists and Dietitians you’ll work with a broad-based generic caseload, utilising your mental health experience. As someone committed to the MDT approach with a focus on excellent service delivery, you’ll also appreciate that we offer ongoing tailored professional development specific to our Mental Health team.


This is a great opportunity to join the Invercargill Community Mental Health Team and to experience working in a community setting. To be successful in this role you will have two years post graduate experience in Mental Health, and the ability to meet the demands of a busy workload to a high standard, have excellent communication and time management skills. The successful applicant will need to demonstrate that they are a team player and are fully committed to providing quality care to the patients and their families of the service


Essential Criteria:

  • To be successful in this role you will have community and / or recent mental health acute inpatient experience, proven leadership and the ability to meet the demands of a busy workload to a high standard.
  • You will also hold a strong sense of ‘self’, a positive ‘can do’ attitude and a commitment to working cohesively in a multidisciplinary team environment. You should be able to demonstrate a commitment to best practice standards and your model of practice will be inclusive of the seven Real Skills of Let’s get real (  
  • You should be a New Zealand Registered Nurse with a minimum of 3 years’ experience, with current APC and hold a full NZ driver licence.


If this sounds like you, then apply today!


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.


Now is also a great time to relocate to Southern if you were considering a move. Southern offers the benefits of excellent amenities, first class primary through to tertiary education and outstanding recreational opportunities. Whether it is surfing, kayaking or sailing; skiing, hunting or fishing; theatre, live-music or art – there’s literally something for everyone. Why don’t you check out for what the region and we can offer you and your whanau.


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Rā mōnehu | Closing Date:  Sunday 16 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, 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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