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Position Title: Registered Nurse - North Community Mental Health Team (Dunedin Hospital)
Location: Otago
FTE (Hours): Fixed term Full time (40hours/week)
Date Posted: 19/06/2020
Application Closing Date: Open
Job #: 063256
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Registered Nurse -  North Community Mental Health Team

Dunedin Hospital

  • Fixed Term for up to 12 months / full-time (1.0 FTE) (Monday-Sunday)

About the Team

North Community Mental Health Team provide assessment, support and treatment for people experiencing moderate to severe mental illness. The geographic area serviced by the Team includes Mosgiel, Middlemarch, Palmerston and Dunedin city from the Octagon northwards.


About the Role / About You

An exciting temporary opportunity has arisen for a Registered Nurse working for the North Community Mental Health Team on a fixed term basis. You will need experience working with patients with serious mental illness in a community or inpatient setting.  Within this position you will be responsible for case managing up to 30 cases, assessing, maintaining and managing clinical risk and crisis work.

You will have previously demonstrated a commitment to best practice standards and your model of practice will be inclusive of the seven Real Skills of Let’s get real (  You will also hold a strong sense of ‘self’, a positive ‘can do’ attitude and a commitment to working cohesively in a large and dynamic multidisciplinary team.

If you are looking for a fixed term opportunity to experience working in a community setting then apply and join the North Community Mental Health Team. To be successful in this role you will have relevant community and / or recent acute inpatient experience and the ability to meet the demands of a busy workload to a high standard and have a current full driver’s license.

In this role there is the requirement to cover a rotational weekend roster, over an 18 week period this amounts to 6 weeks working Monday to Sunday and 12 weeks Monday to Friday.


To be eligible to apply you must be registered with the Nursing Council of New Zealand and have a current and valid APC and clean driver’s license.


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.


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.  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.  It’s a great place with a great lifestyle.


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


Closing Date: Friday 03 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, 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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