Registered Nurse – Waikeria Prison

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    Govt NZ Jobs
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    9 hours ago
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    Govt Jobs
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  • Category: Health and Nursing
  • Location: Waikato
  • Date Advertised: 05-MAR-20
  • Job Reference: APA/1455036
  • Job Title: Registered Nurse – Waikeria Prison
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  • Summary:
  • Make a difference in the health care of others
  • Waikeria Prison development is well underway for future opportunities

Ara Poutama Aotearoa (Department of Corrections) is going through an exciting time of change, and we’re looking for committed staff to be part of our future.

We’ve launched Hokai Rangi, a new strategic direction for the Department. This strategy outlines our commitment to improving outcomes for the people in our care, identifies our long-term vision, and defines our plan for the next five years. It focuses on prioritising the wellbeing of the people who come into our care and how we support their transition back into the community.

As a Registered Nurse at Ara Poutama, you will be well-supported to practice to the top of your scope, providing a multi-level response within an organisation that is committed to its values and the wellbeing of people in our care.

We are a nurse-led health service offering many unique opportunities to develop and practice your skills in a range of clinical areas. We offer the opportunity to work as part of an experienced, supportive and dynamic team of like-minded health care professionals, where you’ll be supported and encouraged to continue learning and developing professionally.

To apply for this position you will need to be registered with the Nursing Council of New Zealand as a Registered Nurse. A full New Zealand Drivers licence is also essential.

Shifts include weekend work, but no night shifts as there is an on-call triage system in place overnight.

If you think you’ve got what it takes to make a positive difference in the lives of the people in our care, their whanau and the community, then we want to hear from you.

Our values

At Ara Poutama we have five values that act as a guide for everything we do. They are:

Rangatira (Leadership) - we demonstrate leadership and are accountable
Manaaki (Respect) - we care for and respect everyone
Wairua (Spirituality) - we are unified and focused in our efforts
Kaitiaki (Guardianship) – we are responsive and responsible
Whanau (Relationships) – we develop supportive relationships
Kotahi ano te kaupapa: ko te oranga o te iwi
‘There is only one purpose to our work: the wellness and wellbeing of people’

About us | Mō mātou

Ara Poutama Aotearoa is a name that has been gifted to us by Iwi and conveys the responsibility we have to support and guide those in our care to reach their potential.  Our strategy, Hōkai Rangi (, provides a clear direction of travel – one that builds on the good things that are already happening, and, most importantly, how we can innovate to find new ways of doing things to achieve better outcomes for Māori, whānau and communities. 

It is an exciting time and we continue to seek out talented individuals who are committed to an inclusive, vibrant workplace. We recognise and celebrate the uniqueness of individuals, and that of the collective talent in our whānau.

For reporting and transparency, it is important that all applications are submitted through our careers site.  If you want to find out more about a career with us, visit or email our team at