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Registered Nurse - Mental Health Nursing Resource Unit

Registered Nurses 

Mental Health Resource Team - Wakari & Dunedin Hospitals


  • Join us as we change the future of healthcare in Southern NZ
  • Permanent positions available, full, and part-time roles!
  • Competitive salary + Kiwisaver + subsidised gym membership
  • Loads of variety in this role 


Mō te tūranga | About the role

Mōu ake | About you

Are you a Registered Nurse with recent Mental Health nursing experience looking for a new, permanent opportunity with variety and working with a committed and collaborative team?   You will be part of the resource team working across Dunedin and Wakari Hospital inpatient units and the crisis team on a rostered basis, no two days will ever be the same.


If you like variety this could be the perfect fit for you! These roles will see you providing care for the full range of mental health disorders, including Youth, Mothers and Babies, Eating Disorders, Mental Health Older Persons, Forensic, Intellectual Disability and Emergency Psychiatric Services.


This is a busy and diverse role and will require people with a mental health background with experience in the acute mental health sector.


We are particularly interested in hearing from applicants who are dynamic, innovative and wish to join a service that is committed to high standards of practice and supports ongoing professional development. 


Our ideal candidate will have:

  • New Zealand Registration with a scope of practice that allows you to work in mental health and APC with Nursing Council NZ
  • Experience in a mental health setting


Painga | Benefits

  • Abundant outsdoorsy pursuits within easy reach.
  • Continuous support for career development.
  • Subsidised gym membership and discounted health insurance.
  • 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 please click the following link:


The Southern district offers something for everyone check out for what the region and we can offer you and your whanau.


To be considered for this position it is essential you have mental health nursing experience.


If you think this sounds like you then apply now!


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.


Rā mōnehu | Closing Date:  Sunday 11 September 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

For further information please contact Caroline, Recruitment Advisor, Phone (03) 214 5769 or email  


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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