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Position Title: Enrolled Nurse – Mental Health for Older Persons
Location: Otago
FTE (Hours): Permanent Part time (32hours/week)
Date Posted: 14/10/2020
Application Closing Date: 28/10/2020 11PM
Job #: 063091
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Enrolled Nurse – Mental Health for Older Persons

Dunedin Hospital - Ward 6c

  • Permanent – Part-time (0.8 FTE – 32 hours per week)
  • Take the next step in your Enrolled Nursing career
  • Want to work in a rewarding environment


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

Ward 6C is a 12-bed acute assessment and treatment unit for people aged over 65 years with an array of mental health (along with some physical health) needs, located in Dunedin Hospital.  


About the Role / About You

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 where the emphasis is on the delivery of safe client focused care in an ever changing dynamic setting. You’ll assess and treat patients with your exceptional nursing skills aiming for the best outcome, as well as communicating regularly with their families.

You will be an experienced and enthusiastic Enrolled Nurse who has the skills to fit well into our friendly team. It is preferred you have Mental Health experience or a strong willingness to work in this field. You’ll 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, be able to take direction and work well as part of team.  You will have a passion for supporting older people with varying mental and physical health needs.


The Location

Nowhere in New Zealand is it as easy to live, drive to work, afford a decent lifestyle and be so accessible to the outdoor adventures on offer in this part of the world. If you’re seeking that elusive blend of time to do what you love in life, combined with your nursing passion and the need to make a difference in the lives of our clients, then we believe joining our team might just tick all the boxes. If you have been thinking of a change of in your career apply today.

Dunedin is a wonderful place for families, with great educational facilities (primary through tertiary) and many activities available for all ages.  Some of New Zealand’s most famous national parks, ski fields and wineries are within easy driving distance.  To find out more about living here please click the following link:


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

We look forward to hearing from you if you feel that you meet the criteria in the attached position description.


Closing Date: Wednesday 28 October 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, Acting Recruitment Advisor – Mental Health, Addiction and Intellectual Disability 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 August and 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.


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