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Position Title: Registered Nurse – Gibson Day Unit (Dunedin Hospital)
Location: Otago
FTE (Hours): Permanent Part time (24hours/per week)
Date Posted: 18/06/2020
Application Closing Date: 02/07/2020 11PM
Job #: 063374
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Registered Nurse – Gibson Day Unit (Mental Health for Older Persons)

Dunedin Hospital

  • Permanent, part time (0.6 FTE 24 hours per week)
  • Start date 21 September 2020
  • A rare and exciting Mental Health opportunity


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

The Gibson Day Unit is a day based service for Older Persons Mental Health, Community Psychiatric Nurses and Nurse Practitioners also support Older Persons' Mental Health Services in the community.


About You

You will be a dynamic registered nurse with a strong knowledge base being essential to meeting the challenge of working with older people in a mental health environment.

You will need to have high standards of competence and performance while enjoy the challenge of working with patients in this unique and varied setting.  

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


About the Role

Mental Health experience is essential for this role and the role involves being a case manager and providing group and individual work with clients. Home visits are done for initial assessments. The Gibson Day Unit is part of MHSOP and there could from time to time be the need to assist in Community Psychiatric Nurse (CPN) team or on ward 6c.

The day Unit works Mon-Fri 0800-1630. This role has set days Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.


You will be a Registered Nurse with a current New Zealand Annual Practicing Certificate. All applicants must have a Mental health scope of practice to allow for working within this sector - more information can be found at

If you are looking for a career in Mental Health for Older People then apply today!


Why Dunedin/Why Us?

Now is a great time to relocate to Southern if you were considering a move! The Southern district 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.  Check out for what the region and we can offer you and your whanau.


Closing Date: Thursday 02 July 2020. Please note that we may begin shortlisting as we receive applications and could withdraw the advertising at any time.

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


Children’s Act 2014

Due to this position having contact with children and the SDHB’s commitment to child protection, you will be subject to ‘safety checks’ under the Children’s Act at the time of hire and thereafter as per the relevant legislation.




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