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Registered Nurses – Ward 10a Special Needs Unit

Intellectual Disability Service

Wakari Hospital, Dunedin

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

 

  • Permanent, full and part-time positions
  • Great Nursing Professional Development + exceptional MDT + opportunity to make a difference
  • Easy commute / Affordable lifestyle

 

The Intellectual Disability Service (IDS) is part of the Specialist Mental Health Services based at Wakari Hospital, high above Dunedin. The IDS comprises of three parts, Ward 10a – a 12 bed inpatient service, Helensburgh Cottage – a 4 bed inpatient rehabilitation unit and the Community Liaison Team. You will work alongside the multidisciplinary team comprising of Registered Nurses, Enrolled Nurses, Mental Health Assistants, Occupational Therapists, Psychologists and Psychiatrists.

 

Ward 10a is a medium secure 12 bed inpatient service for Intellectually Disabled clients, aged 17 to 65 years, whom require assessment and treatment under the Mental Health Act or are subject to the criminal justice system via the Intellectual Disability Compulsory Care and Rehabilitation Act 2003.

 

Mōu ake | About you / Mō te tūranga | About the role

We are looking for experienced Intellectual Disability, Mental Health or Comprehensive Registered Nurses to join our supportive multidisciplinary team.  You will be an enthusiastic Registered Nurse with a range of skills and the ability to work effectively with a large team to a high standard of practice. 

 

To be successful in this role you must:

  • be positive with exceptional communication skills
  • have a passion for supporting people from admission to discharge
  • have registration with the New Zealand Nursing Council and have a current APC and hold a scope of practice that allows you to work in Mental Health or Intellectual Disabilities (more information can be found at http://www.nursingcouncil.org.nz/Nurses/Scopes-of-practice)
  • have current eligibility (citizenship, residency or work visa) to live and work in New Zealand

 

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.

 

The role encompasses the acute care of patients recently admitted as well as the continuing care and rehabilitation of patients with complex needs.  You will work closely with the Charge Nurse Manager, Associate Charge Nurse and the Clinical Nurse Specialist.  

 

See position description.

 

Painga | Benefits

  • Affordable housing 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

 

te tauwāhi / The Location

Now is a great time to relocate to Southern if you were considering a move! If you’re not from Dunedin then perhaps you don’t know just how good we have it here? With excellent amenities, schooling – primary through to University, outstanding recreation opportunities, great food and wine, nature, and an amazing variety of climates and locations from coastal to mountain.  At the top of our list of reasons to join us at Southern is ‘the lifestyle’, somewhere you can have true work life balance. Whether it is surfing, kayaking or sailing; skiing, hunting or fishing; theatre, live-music or art – there’s literally something for everyone.  Check out https://careers.southernhealth.nz/ for what the region and we can offer you and your whanau. https://www.dunedinnz.com/

 

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 07 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: 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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