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Position Title: Registered Nurse – Te Korowai Hou Ora (MHAID)
Location: Southland
FTE (Hours): 0.8 FTE (32 hours per week)
Date Posted: 09/02/2021
Application Closing Date: 02/03/2021 11PM
Job #: 065100
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Registered Nurse – Te Korowai Hou Ora  
Mental Health, Addictions and Intellectual Disability Directorate
Southland Hospital, Invercargill

  • Permanent, part-time 0.8 FTE (32 hours per week)

Pou hihiri, pou rarama, pou o te whakaaro, pou o te tangata, pou O te aroha
Te pou e here nei i a tātou,
Mauri ora kia tātou

May clarity be yours, may understanding be yours through reflection, through personal endeavour, 
through respect the virtues which bind us as one, may we be filled with wellbeing.

He hōnore he korōria, Maungarongo ki te whenua, He whakaaro pai marie ki ngā tangata katoa
Ake ake, ake ake,

About the team
Te Korowai Hou Ora is the secondary care kaupapa Māori Mental Health Service based at Southland Hospital with the Southern District Health Board Mental Health, Addictions and Intellectual Disability Directorate. Te Korowai Hou Ora service comprises of Registered Nurses, Kaioranga Hauora Māori/Cultural Workers and Kaumatua who provides clinical and cultural expertise to support Tangata Whaiora and Whānau who experience moderate to severe mental illness. 

The Role / About You 
We are looking for a highly motivated Registered Nurse with a passion and knowledge of Māori Mental Health. You will preferably have experience working with Tangata Whaiora who experience moderate to severe mental illness. Within this position you will be responsible for managing a busy caseload, undertaking assessments, providing recovery focused interventions, managing clinical risk and providing outreach across the Southland District. 

Essential Criteria:

  • To be successful in this role you will have community and / or recent mental health acute inpatient experience, proven leadership and the ability to meet the demands of a busy workload to a high standard. It is important to have an understanding of Te Reo Māori and tikanga best practice as per the position description for this role.
  • You will also hold a strong sense of ‘self’, a positive ‘can do’ attitude and a commitment to working cohesively in a multidisciplinary team environment. You should be able to demonstrate 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 should be a New Zealand Registered Nurse with a minimum of 3 years’ experience, a current APC and a scope that allows you to practice in Mental Health, and hold a full NZ driver licence.

If this sounds like you, then apply today! 

About the Southern DHB
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
Invercargill offers the opportunity to have the lifestyle you’ve always dreamed of. Boasting a lively café and restaurant scene, competitive costs of living and a beautiful coastline, life can be as relaxed or as energetic as you want. The adventure capital of Queenstown is an easy two hour drive, with access to numerous outdoor pursuits, wineries, dining, hiking, the list goes on. A short commute to work means you have ample time for what matters to you most. 

The Southern district also offers the benefits of excellent amenities, first class primary through to tertiary education and outstanding recreational opportunities. Whether it’s surfing, kayaking or sailing; skiing, hunting or fishing; theatre, live-music or art – there’s literally something for everyone. Check out and for what the region - and we - can offer you and your whanau

Closing Date: Tuesday, 02 March 2021
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. 

How to Apply  
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