Share this Job
Apply now »

Registered Nurses - Mental Health

Registered Nurses

New Zealand

Mental Health, Addiction and Intellectual Disability Services

Various locations – Oamaru, Dunedin, Invercargill

Forensic, Intellectual Disability Services (Medium Secure Unit), Adult Intensive and Acute Care inpatient


  • Permanent, full and part-time opportunities
  • Salary Band – $67,938 to $88,757 p.a pro-rata
  • Relocation support / competitive cost of living / no traffic congestion
  • Safe, family friendly with excellent schooling options


We’re seeking expressions of interest from experienced Mental Health Nurses for opportunities (current and upcoming) across our Mental Health, Addiction and Intellectual Disability Service. These include Emergency Psychiatric Care, Forensic, Inpatient, Acute, rehabilitation, Intellectual Disability and Community; and cover the whole life spectrum of Child, Youth, Family, Adult and Older People.


A strong knowledge base is essential to meeting the challenge of caring for people in a mental health environment as no two days are the same.  You will work alongside dynamic and committed multidisciplinary teams and with ready access to other mental health professionals’ means that you truly can put the patient and their needs at the centre of everything you do


Do you have:

  • a high standard of competence practice and performance
  • an enjoyment of the challenge of working with patients in this setting
  • dynamic and innovative team-oriented drive
  • A wish to join a service that is committed to high standards of practice
  • Want to work in an environment that supports on-going learning and professional development.  
  • Two plus years experience in a Mental Health setting; acute inpatient or community


We offer:

  • Career development opportunities
  • Beautiful scenery
  • Continuous support for career development
  • Subsidised gym membership and discounted health insurance
  • A range of retail discounts
  • Become part of a group of staff that really do work as a team.


If you’re thinking about or have ever thought about making the move, then now’s the perfect time! If you have the experience and skillset that we’re looking for, we’ll put you in touch with the right Mental Health service so you can find out more, and we can explore employment options with you. I look forward to talking with you soon.


Tauwāhi | Location

At the very top of the list of reasons to join us at Te Whatu Ora, New Zealand Health - Southern is the lifestyle.  We’re home to the most beautiful landscapes in NZ, if it’s the great outdoors that presses your buttons; and we’re within easy reach of the likes of Queenstown if its adrenalin you seek.  It’s all here - the opportunity to create a fantastic work/life balance is waiting for you.  The Southern region offers the benefits of excellent amenities, first class primary through to tertiary education, affordable housing, minimal traffic and friendly locals, but with the same sporting and cultural activities you’d find anywhere else.  Whether it’s surfing, kayaking or sailing; skiing, hunting or fishing; theatre, live-music or art – there’s literally something for everyone.  Check out for what the region and we can offer you and your whanau.


This role belongs to the DHBs / NZNO Collective Agreement and falls between the Step 3 ($67,938 p.a) and Step 8 ($88,757p.a pro-rata)


Rā mōnehu | Closing Date:  Open

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

Apply now »