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Registered Nurse - Mental Health Clinical Rehabilitation

Registered Nurse 

Mental Health – Clinical Rehab – Ward 11

Wakari Hospital


Salary Band – $59,834 - $83,186 p.a pro-rata + kiwisaver


  • Permanent part-time opportunity 0.6 FTE (24 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


Ward 11 rehabilitation/transition mental health unit is a 16 bed inpatient unit working with those on their mental health recovery journey. This is an Inpatient Mental Health rehabilitation/sub-acute setting based at Wakari Hospital, Dunedin, for adults who have a long-term mental illness and co-existing problems.


Mōu ake | About you

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


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 the Southern District Health Board working with in Mental Health and Addiction Services are expected to demonstrate a commitment to  “The Seven Real Skills” (Te Pou Workforce Development, see


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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).


Tauwāhi | Location

A lifestyle that is hard to beat!  Dunedin is a wonderful place for families, with great educational facilities (primary through tertiary) and many activities available for all ages.  Some of New Zealand’s most famous national parks, ski fields and wineries are within easy driving distance. To find out more about living here click the following link: There’s literally something for everyone. 


Check out for what the region and we can offer you and your whanau.


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 ($59,834 p.a) and Step 7 (83,186 p.a pro-rata)


Rā mōnehu | Closing Date:  Tuesday 04 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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