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Registered Nurse

Registered Nurse - Southern Rivers Community Mental Health Team


Salary Band – $59,834 - $88,757 p.a pro-rata + Kiwisaver


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Mō te tūranga | About the role

Now is an exciting time to join the team we have a part-time opportunity for a Registered Nurse based in Gore working as part of the Southern Rivers Community Mental Health Team.  This role will see you working with patients with serious mental illness in a community setting.


The successful candidate will take part in an on-call after hours’ roster supporting the Southern Rivers Community Mental Health Team crisis service. You will receive specialist Duly Authorised Officer (Mental Health Act 1992 and amendments) training. Remuneration for these duties is in addition to the usual salary scale for a community nurse.


Mōu ake | About you

Our ideal candidate will have:

  • 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 (
  • Have a strong sense of ‘self’, a positive ‘can do’ attitude and a commitment to working cohesively in a large and dynamic multidisciplinary team
  • Registered Nurse with a current APC that allows you to practice in Mental Health
  • Current full New Zealand drivers licence


Painga | Benefits

  • Affordable housing an easy communte and beautiful scenery
  • Continuous support for career development
  • Subsidised gym membership and discounted health insurance
  • Access to discounted staff holiday accommodation and a range of retail discounts


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.


Gore – Capital of Country Music in NZ – located between two main cities, Invercargill and Dunedin - boasts a central point to some of Southlands best natural landscapes while offering a fantastic lifestyle with affordable living. It’s what we like to call ‘rural city living’. With great shopping, a world class art gallery and excellent schooling it’s a great place to live! Southland – The New Zealand We All Dream Of!


Utu whānui |Salary range

This role belongs to the DHBs/NZNO Collective Agreement and falls between the Step 1 ($59,834 p.a) and Step 8 ($88,757 p.a prorata)


Rā mōnehu | Closing Date:  Tuesday 08 February 2023

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 vaccination requirements

New employees of Te Whatu Ora Southern will need to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, which includes two doses and a booster dose of an approved vaccine. If you are unable to receive a COVID-19 vaccine or booster for any reason, please indicate this in your cover letter so we can discuss this with you further and establish if you meet any criteria for an exemption.

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