Registered Nurse – Ward 9b (Adult Intensive and Acute Care Adult Mental Health Inpatient Unit)
Wakari Hospital, Dunedin
- Parental leave cover – fixed term, 40 hours per week
- Dunedin – safe, family friendly with excellent schooling options
About the Southern DHB
Here at Southern DHB, we’re up to the challenge of realising our vision of Better Health, Better Lives, Whanau Ora; and to help us achieve this we’re very focused on bringing into our organisation people who display our values of being Kind, Open and Positive, with a sense of Community.
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 Adult Intensive Care Mental Health Inpatient Unit at Wakari Hospital provides care within a range of different settings and environments. You’ll join an expert multi-disciplinary 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.
About the Role / About You
We are looking for a dedicated passionate Registered Nurse with relevant mental health nursing experience (preferably in an acute mental health setting) to join our multidisciplinary clinical team on Ward 9b on a fixed term basis to cover parental leave.
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 really do work as a team, in the adult inpatient mental health service.
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 www.tepou.co.nz/letsgetreal).
Please note that we are only able to consider your application if you:
- are currently Registered 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
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 https://southernhealthcareers.nz/ for what the region and we can offer you and your whanau. It’s a great place with a great lifestyle.
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 Godfrey, Recruitment Advisor – Mental Health, Addiction and Intellectual Disability Phone (03) 214-5769 or Email email@example.com
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.