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Position Title: Registered Nurses
Location: Otago/Southland
FTE (Hours): Part time or Full time
Date Posted: 15/05/2019
Application Closing Date: Open
Job #: EOIMHN1
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Registered Nurses
Mental Health, Addiction and Intellectual Disability Services

District Wide – Waitaki, Otago and Southland 
Forensic, Intellectual Disability Services (Medium Secure Unit), Adult Intensive and Acute Care Inpatient

  • Permanent, full-time or part-time positions
  • Safe, family friendly with excellent schooling options
  • Affordable housing / no traffic congestion

Expressions of interest sought from experienced Mental Health Nurses. Opportunities now and in the future…..

Experience a new kind of life, while making satisfying use of your training as a Registered Nurse!

The Southern DHB 
Here at Southern DHB, we’re up to the challenge of realising our vision of Better Health, Better Lives, Whanau Ora; and to help us achieve this we’re very focused on bringing into our organisation people who display our values of being Kind, Open and Positive, with a sense of Community.

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.

The Location 
At the very top of the list of reasons to join us at Southern DHB 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 it's adrenalin you seek. It’s all here - the opportunity to create a fantastic work / life balance is waiting for you! The Southern district 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.

About You 
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 have a high standard of competence and performance, and enjoy the challenge of working with patients in this setting.

You will work alongside dynamic and committed multi-disciplinary 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.

We are particularly interested in hearing from experienced 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 learning and professional development.

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.

You will need NZ registration with a scope of practice that allows you to work in Mental Health and an Annual Practicing Certificate. If you are not currently registered in New Zealand information on registration is available at 

The work visa is applied for through Immigration New Zealand As an accredited employer, we are generally able to support work visa applications if an offer of work were to result from a recruitment process.
Closing Date: Open 

For further information please contact Caroline Godfrey, Recruitment Advisor – Mental Health, Phone (03) 214 5769 or email


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