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Registered Nurse - South Community Mental Health Team

Registered Nurse -South Community Mental Health Team

Wakari Hospital

Salary $81,683 - $106.739 p.a prorata + KiwiSaver


  • Permanent part time (0.8 FTE)
  • Join us as we change the future of healthcare in Southern NZ
  • Great Nursing Professional Development + exceptional MDT + opportunity to make a difference

Our South Community Mental Health Team are looking for an experience Registered Nurse to join their team to provide care, support and treatment for people experiencing moderate to severe mental illness.


Mō te tūranga | About the role

In this role you’ll be part of a multidisciplinary team based out of Wakari Hospital, working in a case management capacity to deliver a supportive service to our clients. You’ll work autonomously but will be well embedded in a team of dedicated mental health professionals.


This role will include delivering focused nursing treatment and provision of effective case management to a specific patient caseload and with the possibility of crisis work. We will support you by providing an orientation to the role and continuing education and training opportunities. 


See position description.


Mōu ake | About you

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 New Zealand.
  • Previous experience working with people with serious mental illness, ideally in a community setting.
  • You will have previously demonstrated 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 will also hold a strong sense of ‘self’ and a demonstrated commitment to working cohesively in a large and dynamic multidisciplinary team.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • The ability to problem solve and remain calm under pressure.
  • A current full driver’s license. 


Painga | Benefits

  • Continuous support for career development
  • Access to a range of retail and entertainment discounts
  • Affordable housing and beautiful scenery


Mō mātou | About us

Health New Zealand - 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.


At the very top of the list of reasons to join us at Health New Zealand - Te Whatu Ora - Southern is the lifestyle. We are home to the most beautiful landscapes in Aotearoa/New Zealand. If it is the great outdoors that you enjoy, we are within easy reach of places to get your adrenaline fix, or if it is miles of beautiful, rugged coast you are wanting to explore, we have that too. An opportunity to create a fantastic work-life balance is waiting for you. The Southern region offers the benefits of excellent amenities; first-class primary through to tertiary education; competitively priced housing; minimal traffic and friendly locals.


We are dedicated to building a team that thrives on diversity and inclusion, welcoming individuals from all walks of life and backgrounds. Our commitment is to both representing and ensuring that every voice is heard, and valued, and contributes to our dynamic and inclusive culture.  


Utu whānui |Salary range

This role belongs to the Te Whatu Ora/NZNO Collective Agreement and falls between Step 2 $81,663 p.a. pro-rata and Step 7 $106,739 p.a. pro-rata of the Registered Nurse Salary Scale.


Rā mōnehu |Closing Date:  02 August 2024

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 Mikayla Hamilton, 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)

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