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Position Title: Registered Nurse - Inpatient Mental Health Unit
Location: Southland
FTE (Hours): 0.6 FTE / 24 hours per week
Date Posted: 18/02/2021
Application Closing Date: 03/03/2021 11PM
Job #: 065018
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Registered Nurse - Inpatient Mental Health Unit
Southland Hospital

  • Part-time, fixed term position (0.6 FTE - 24 hours per week)
  • Providing maternity leave cover for up to 12 months

About the Team
The Inpatient Mental Health Unit is a purpose-built modern facility where care is provided by a multidisciplinary team with a broad background of experience. The geographic region we serve is unique and so we see a hugely varied caseload.

About You
We are looking for an experienced nurse (New Zealand Registered, with a current Annual Practising Certificate and a scope that allows you to practice in mental health) to join the team as part of a Collaborative Model of Nursing Care team. We work in close partnership with community teams, allied health care professionals and local education providers to facilitate a working environment that is supportive, challenging and reflects evidence of ongoing professional growth whilst meeting the needs of a diverse population with mental illness.

Ideally you will be a Registered Nurse with relevant mental health nursing experience (preferably in an acute mental health setting) however if you think you have what we are looking for and you are interested in a fixed term position then we look forward to hearing from you. 

The Location 
From excellent shopping to lively cafes and friendly locals, Invercargill has all the benefits of city life with few of the drawbacks. New Zealand’s southernmost city is favourably placed on the Southern Scenic Route and is the gateway to some of the most beautiful scenery and destinations including the Southland heartland, Stewart Island, Fiordland and the Catlins.

With beautiful scenery and loads of attractions right on your doorstep there is always something do.  There is also a lively restaurant and café scene, not to mention world class local attractions like Bill Richardson Transport World and Motorcycle Mecca. Check out for what the region and we can offer you and your whanau.

Closing date: Wednesday, 3 March 2021 

For further information please contact Caroline, Recruitment Advisor – Mental Health, Addiction and Intellectual Disability Directorate (MHAID), 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. 

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