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Registered Nurse - Balclutha

Registered Nurse

Southern Rivers Community Mental Health



Join us as we change the future of healthcare in Southern NZ


  • Permanent, part time roles (various FTE available)
  • Competive salary / affordable housing / great life work balance / short commutes / carparking
  • Excellent MDT with great professional development


Mō te tūranga | About the role

We have a vacancy for a Registered Nurse (Mental Health), experienced in working with patients with serious mental illness in a community setting.  Within this position you will be responsible for case management, assessing, maintaining and managing clinical risk, triage and crisis work. 


While this position is based in Balclutha, the Southern Rivers Team works across the Clutha District, including the Gore District.


Mōu ake | About you

To be successful in this role you will have community and / or recent acute inpatient experience and the ability to meet the demands of a busy workload to a high standard. 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’, a positive ‘can do’ attitude and a commitment to working cohesively in a dynamic multidisciplinary team. 


You will also be required to take part in an after-hours on-call roster (rota frequency is based on FTE) and undertake training to qualify as a Duly Authorised Officer under the Mental Health Act. Remuneration for these duties is in addition to the base salary.


This is an exciting opportunity to join a Community Mental Health Team in a rural setting that offers an excellent work/life balance and access to the great outdoors.  

You should be a New Zealand Registered Nurse, with current APC and hold a full NZ driver licence.


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. The Southern region 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.


Painga | Benefits

  • Affordable housing and beautiful scenery
  • Continuous support for career development
  • Discounted health insurance, access to a range of retail discounts and Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)
  • Free parking less than 2 minutes from the office


Rā mōnehu |Closing Date:  Tuesday 04 October 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: 


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-19 vaccination


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