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Registered Nurse

Registered Nurse - Mental Health for Older People (Ward 6C)

Dunedin Hospital

Salary Band - $73,00 to $103,630 pa pro-rata + Kiwisaver


  • Permanent, full and part-time roles
  • Great Nursing Professional Development + exceptional MDT
  • Retail and insurance discounts.


Mō te tūranga | About the role 

  • Ward 6C is a 12-bed acute assessment and treatment unit for people aged over 65 years with an array of mental health (along with some physical health) needs,  
  • Safe and supervised environment assessing patients’ needs while providing treatment during their admission.
  • Mornings – 7.00am to 3.30pm, Afternoons – 2.30pm to 11.00pm, Nights – 10.45pm to 7.15am
  • Rosters are rotating and generated every 4 weeks and usually cover 4 weeks.


Mōu ake | About you

  • You will be a Registered Nurse with a current New Zealand Annual Practicing Certificate. 
  • Have a Mental health scope of practice to allow for working within this sector - more information can be found at
  • You will be dynamic, with a strong knowledge base being essential to meeting the challenge of caring for older people in a mental health environment.
  • Previous mental health experience is highly regarded.
  • We are seeking someone who is warm, empathetic, responsive and highly attuned to the emotions, needs and motivations of older people.


Painga | Benefits

  • Affordable housing and beautiful scenery
  • Continuous support for career development
  • Subsidised gym membership, discounted health insurance 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.


Now is also a great time to relocate to Southern if you were considering a move. Southern offers the benefits of excellent amenities, first class primary through to tertiary education and outstanding recreational opportunities. Whether it is surfing, kayaking or sailing; skiing, hunting or fishing; theatre, live-music or art – there’s literally something for everyone. Why don’t you check out for what the region and we can offer you and your whanau.


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Rā mōnehu | Closing Date:  02 November 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 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)
  • Covid-19 Vaccination is expected for all Workers at higher risk of workplace exposure to COVID-19 through face-to-face patient interaction, working in clinical areas and contact with potentially infectious materials and surfaces.



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