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Position Title: Enrolled Nurse – Mental Health for Older Persons
Location: Otago
FTE (Hours): Permanent Part time (32hours/week)
Date Posted: 11/11/2020
Application Closing Date: 25/11/2020 11PM
Job #: 063242
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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)
  • Want to work in a rewarding environment
  • Great work / life balance
  • New graduates encouraged to apply


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.

We are looking for an experienced and enthusiastic Enrolled Nurse to join our team. It is preferred you have Mental Health experience however if you are a new graduate who has a strong willingness to work in this field we encourage you to apply. 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.

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

The starting salary for this position would be in accordance with the NZNO MECA Enrolled Nurses scale starting at $48,632 pro rata.


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 and if you are thinking about relocating now is a great time.  You’re able to enjoy excellent amenities, top schooling – primary through to tertiary, 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.


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


Closing Date: Wednesday 25 November 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



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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