Job Vacancy Details

Job Vacancy Details
Career Opportunities at the Southern DHB

2My Details
« Back to Vacancies List

Position Title: Enrolled Nurse – Intellectual Disability Service (Medium Secure Unit) Wakari Hospital (Dunedin)
Location: Otago
FTE (Hours): Fixed term Full time (40hours/week)
Date Posted: 04/09/2020
Application Closing Date: 20/09/2020 11PM
Job #: 063266
Position Description View Current Position Description

Enrolled Nurse – Intellectual Disability Service (Medium Secure Unit)

Wakari Hospital, Dunedin

  • Fixed Term, fulltime (40 hours/week) - until 8 June 2021
  • Suitable for a New Graduate Enrolled Nurse


About the Team

The Intellectual Disability Service (IDS) is part of the Specialist Mental Health Services based at Wakari Hospital, high above Dunedin with stunning views of the city and ocean. The IDS comprises of three parts, Ward 10a – a 12 bed inpatient service, Helensburgh Cottage – a 4 bed inpatient rehabilitation unit and the Community Liaison Team. You will work alongside the multidisciplinary team comprising of Registered Nurses, Enrolled Nurses, Mental Health Assistants, Occupational Therapists, Psychologists and Psychiatrists.

Ward 10a is a medium secure 12 bed inpatient service for Intellectually Disabled clients, aged 17 to 65 years, whom require assessment and treatment under the Mental Health Act or are subject to the criminal justice system via the Intellectual Disability Compulsory Care and Rehabilitation Act 2003.


About You / About the Role

We are looking for an experienced and enthusiastic Enrolled Nurse – preferably with Mental Health or Intellectual Disability nursing experience to join our supportive multidisciplinary team.  You will have a range of skills and the ability to work effectively with a large team to a high standard within your scope of practice.  To be successful in this role you must be positive with great communication skills, and you will have a passion for supporting people with an intellectual disability from admission to discharge. New Graduate Enrolled Nurses will also be considered for this role.

This is an excellent opportunity to develop your clinical skills, working alongside patients in a complex environment to meet their identified needs in a multi-disciplinary setting. The emphasis is on the delivery of safe client focused care in an ever changing dynamic setting, working closely with the Associate Charge Nurse Manager, Clinical Nurse Specialist and Registered Nurses within our service. 

You must also be registered as an Enrolled Nurse with NCNZ (Enrolled Nurse Scope of Practice, NCNZ, 2010) and have a current Practicing Certificate.


So if you are an experienced Enrolled Nurse looking to take the next step in your career, then apply now!


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 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: Sunday, 20 September 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 Theonette Ramsden, Acting Recruitment Advisor – Mental Health Phone (03) 214 7220 or Email



From June 2020, new graduates applying for an Enrolled Nurse (EN) position in an Enrolled Nurse Support into Practice Programme (ENSIPP) across New Zealand must apply via the Advanced Choice of Employment (ACE) process. You must register via ACE if you are eligible for the ENSIPP programme; please visit the ACE website:

There will be specific entry points scheduled annually. The next entry point will be in December 2020.

You only have to submit a single application through ACE to apply to be on the National EN Talent Pool.

If you are interested in the above vacancy, please apply below AND register via ACE.



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.


How to Apply  
To apply for this position please click on the 'Apply Online' button and follow the instructions provided.
If you have any questions regarding this position please contact the Recruitment Advisor using the contact details given above.

To send your details in support of an application please click the button below.

« Back to Vacancies List