Registered Nurses – Ward 9b (Adult Intensive and Acute Care Adult Mental Health Inpatient Unit)
Wakari Hospital, Dunedin
- Permanent positions - full time or part time (40 hours per week)
- Dunedin – safe, family friendly with excellent schooling options
- Ward 9b – a great place to start your SouthernDHB career
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
Here in the General Adult Intensive and Acute Care Mental Health Inpatient Unit at Wakari Hospital, Dunedin, we’re looking for a Registered Nurses to join our team who have an interest in acute mental health nursing. While prior acute mental health nursing experience is preferable a willingness to develop this experience would also be considered.
About You / About the Role
We are particularly interested in hearing from Registered Nurses who are dynamic and innovative and wish to join a service that is committed to high standards of practice that supports on-going professional development. This is a challenging yet rewarding opportunity to become part of a group of staff that work as a team, in the adult inpatient mental health service. The ward has a number of very experienced clinicians available to provide support to Registered Nurses.
This is an excellent opportunity to develop your clinical skills on a shift by shift basis.You will be 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.
At the very top of the list of reasons to join us at Southern DHB is the lifestyle that the Southern region offers. We’re home to the most beautiful landscapes in NZ, if it’s the great outdoors that presses your buttons; and we’re within easy reach of the likes of Queenstown if its adrenalin you seek. It’s all here - the opportunity to create a fantastic work/life balance is waiting for you. The Southern DHB region offers the benefits of excellent amenities, schooling, housing, great food and wine, and a variety of climates and locations, from coastal to mountain.
All employees of the Southern District Health Board working with in Mental Health Addiction and Intellectual Disability Services are expected to demonstrate a commitment to “The Seven Real Skills” (Te Pou Workforce Development, see www.tepou.co.nz/letsgetreal).
Please note that we are only able to consider your application if you:
- are currently or able to gain Registered with the New Zealand Nursing Council and have a current APC
- hold a scope of practice that allows you to work in Mental Health
- have current eligibility (citizenship, residency or work visa) to live and work in New Zealand
To Apply: We only accept online applications. Please apply via our website: www.southerndhb.govt.nz/careers/
Closing Date: Sunday 21 April, 2019
For further information please contact Caroline Godfrey, Recruitment Advisor – Mental Health,
Phone (03) 214 5769 or Email firstname.lastname@example.org