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Position Title: Registered Nurse – Mental Health for Older People (Ward 6C)
Location: Otago
FTE (Hours): 0.9 FTE / 36 hours per week
Date Posted: 07/10/2019
Application Closing Date: 20/10/2019 11PM
Job #: 059769
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Registered Nurse – Mental Health for Older People (Ward 6C)
Dunedin Hospital

  • Permanent part-time (36 hours per week)

About the Team
Ward 6C is a 12-bed acute assessment and treatment unit for people aged over 65 years with an array of mental health (along with some physical health) needs, located in Dunedin Hospital. 

About the Role / About You 
A strong knowledge base is essential to meeting the challenge of caring for older people in a mental health environment as no two days are the same. You will have a high standards of competence and performance, and enjoy the challenge of working with patients in this setting. While previous mental health experience would be preferred, it is not essential if you have an interest in working with older people. 

We are seeking someone who is warm, empathetic, responsive and highly attuned to the emotions, needs and motivations of older people.

It goes without saying you will be a Registered Nurse with a current New Zealand Annual Practicing Certificate and a mental health scope of practice. Information regarding applicable scope of practices can be found at

We will only be taking applications from Registered Nurses with a General or Mental Health scope - in line with New Zealand’s standards, so please ensure you meet the above criteria.

If you tick all the boxes and are looking for a career in Mental Health for Older People then apply today!

The Location
The Southern district offers the benefits of excellent amenities, first class primary through to tertiary education, affordable housing and outstanding recreational opportunities. 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 the Southern DHB
Southern District Health Board (Southern DHB) exists to support everyone across our district to live well, and access the right care when they need it, by delivering high quality, patient-centred and equitable health services to our diverse communities.

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.

Closing Date: Sunday, 20 October 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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