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Position Title: Registered Nurses – Ward 9b (Adult Intensive and Acute Care Adult Mental Health Inpatient Unit)
Location: Otago
FTE (Hours): 0.6 FTE / 24 hours per week
Date Posted: 31/07/2019
Application Closing Date: 18/08/2019 11PM
Job #: 058371
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Registered Nurses – Ward 9b (Adult Intensive and Acute Care Adult Mental Health Inpatient Unit)
Wakari Hospital, Dunedin

  • Permanent position – part-time (24 hours per week) 
  • Dunedin – safe, family friendly with excellent schooling options
  • Ward 9b – a great place to start your Southern DHB career 

About the Southern DHB
We are responsible for planning, funding and providing health and disability services to a population of over 315,000 located South of the Waitaki River. Our catchment area encompasses Invercargill City, Queenstown - Lakes District, Gore, rural Southland, Clutha, Central Otago, Maniototo, Waitaki District and Dunedin City. This means Southern DHB serves the largest geographic region of all New Zealand's Health Boards

About the Team
Here in the General Adult Intensive and Acute Care Mental Health Inpatient Unit at Wakari Hospital, Dunedin, we’re looking for Registered Nurses to join our team who have an interest in acute mental health nursing. You’ll join an expert multidisciplinary clinical team who provide input to consumers who require comprehensive assessment and / or treatment. The majority of consumers present with serious complex mental health issues. 

While prior acute mental health nursing experience is preferable, those who have a willingness to develop this experience would also be considered.    

About You / About the Role 
We are particularly interested in hearing from 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 professional development. This is a challenging yet rewarding opportunity to become part of a group of staff that work as a team in the adult inpatient mental health service. The ward has a number of very experienced clinicians available to provide support to registered nurses.

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 multidisciplinary setting. The emphasis is on the delivery of safe client focused care in an ever changing dynamic setting. 

The Location 
At the very top of the list of reasons to join us at Southern DHB is the lifestyle that the Southern region offers. 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 true work / life balance is waiting for you.  

The Southern DHB region offers the benefits of excellent amenities, schooling, housing, great food and wine, and a variety of climates and locations, from coastal to mountain. Check out for what the region and we can offer you and your whanau.

All employees of the Southern District Health Board working with in Mental Health Addiction and Intellectual Disability Services are expected to demonstrate a commitment to “The Seven Real Skills” (Te Pou Workforce Development, see

Please note that we are only able to consider your application if you:

  • are currently or able to gain registration with the New Zealand Nursing Council and have a current APC
  • hold a scope of practice that allows you to work in Mental Health
  • have current eligibility (citizenship, residency or work visa) to live and work in New Zealand

Closing Date:  Sunday, 18 August 2019

For further information please contact Caroline Godfrey, Recruitment Advisor – Mental Health, Addiction and Intellectual Disability Directorate (MHAID), Phone (03) 214 5769 or Email

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