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Registered Nurse - Mental Health Intensive Care

Registered Nurses

Ward 9b (Adult Intensive and Acute Care, Adult Mental Health Inpatient Unit)

Wakari Hospital, Dunedin

Salary Band - $64,291 to $83,186 pro-rata pa

 

  • Permanent positions available, full, and part-time opportunities (negotiable FTE)
  • Competitive salary + on-site free car parking + discounted health insurance
  • Great Nursing Professional Development + exceptional MDT + opportunity to make a difference
  • Lifestyle plus – now is the time to move

 

Here in the General Adult Intensive and Acute Care Mental Health Inpatient Unit at Wakari Hospital, Dunedin, we’re looking for Registered Nurses to join our team. You’ll join an expert multi-disciplinary clinical team who provide input to consumers who require comprehensive assessment and/or treatment. The majority of consumers present with serious complex mental health issues.

 

While prior acute mental health nursing experience is preferable, those who have a willingness to develop this experience would also be considered.   

 

Mōu ake | About you

Mō te tūranga | About the role

We would love to hear from Registered Nurses who are dynamic and innovative and wish to join a service that is committed to high standards of practice that supports on-going professional development.   This is a challenging yet rewarding opportunity to become part of a group of staff that work as a team, in the adult inpatient mental health service. The ward has a number of very experienced clinicians available to provide support to registered nurses.

 

This is an excellent opportunity to develop your clinical skills on a shift by shift basis.  You will be working alongside patients in a complex environment to meet their identified needs in a multi-disciplinary setting. The emphasis is on the delivery of safe client focused care in an ever changing dynamic setting.


Please note that we are only able to consider your application if you:

  • are currently or able to gain registration with the New Zealand Nursing Council and have a current APC, with a scope of practice that allows you to work in Mental Health
  • have current eligibility (citizenship, residency or work visa) to live and work in New Zealand

 

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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.
  • Free on-site parking
  • Access to a range of retail discounts and Employee Assistance Programme (EAP).

 

Te Tauwāhi / The Location

At the very top of the list of reasons to join us at Southern is the lifestyle that the Southern region offers.  We’re home to the most beautiful landscapes in NZ, if it’s the great outdoors that presses your buttons; we’re within easy reach of the likes of Queenstown and Central Otago if its adrenalin you seek.  It’s all here - the opportunity to create a fantastic true work/life balance is waiting for you. 

 

The Southern region offers the benefits of excellent amenities, schooling, great food and wine, and a variety of climates and locations, from coastal to mountain. Check out https://careers.southernhealth.nz/ for what the region and we can offer you and your whanau.  Now’s the time to move! https://www.dunedinnz.com/

 

All employees of the Southern region work with in Mental Health Addiction and Intellectual Disability Services are expected to demonstrate a commitment to “The Seven Real Skills” (Te Pou Workforce Development, see www.tepou.co.nz/letsgetreal).


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:  Tuesday 29 November 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: https://careers.southernhealth.nz/ 

For further information please contact Caroline Godfrey, Recruitment Advisor, caroline.godfrey@southerndhb.govt.nz  

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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