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Position Title: Psychiatric District Nurse – Early Intervention Service (Dunedin Hospital)
Location: Otago
FTE (Hours): Permanent Part time (28hours/per week)
Date Posted: 18/06/2020
Application Closing Date: 01/07/2020 11PM
Job #: 063370
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Psychiatric District Nurse – Early Intervention Service

Dunedin Hospital


  • Permanent, part-time (0.7 FTE) (Monday-Friday)

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.


About the Team

The Early Intervention in Psychosis Service works with people from the ages of 16 to 30 years and their families, providing services for young people with an emerging psychosis. This specialist service offers support and appropriate interventions to avoid hospitalisation and to promote engagement, working towards recovery and wellbeing. The service recognises that young people who present with emerging psychotic disorders are at significant risk of becoming high users of health services in their lives and with appropriate early intervention, the risk of relapse and secondary disability can be prevented.


About the Role / About You

Due to internal movement we have an exciting opportunity for a suitably experienced and skilled Registered Comprehensive or Psychiatric Nurse in the above team based in Dunedin. The position is for a 0.7 FTE clinical community nurse position within the team.

The Early Intervention in First Psychosis Service is a small, specialised multidisciplinary team of mental health professionals who are committed to this model of service delivery. The successful applicant will demonstrate high levels of clinical skill and preferably have experience working in community mental health settings. They will show a clear understanding of the principles underpinning early intervention in first psychosis assessment.


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.  It’s all here - the opportunity to create a fantastic work/life balance is available, right now.  You’re able to enjoy excellent amenities, top schooling, along with the most beautiful landscapes in NZ 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.

You must be a Registered Nurse, with a current APC – and have recent experience in working within a mental health sector.


Closing Date: Wednesday, 24 June 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, Recruitment Advisor – Mental Health 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.

Pre-Employment Occupational Health Assessment

In the interests of protecting our people and our patients, all appointments will be subject to an Occupational Health Assessment to confirm suitability and fitness to work in the role you are being considered for.

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