Registered Nurse – Ward 9c (Acute Psychiatry)

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    Govt NZ Jobs
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    4 months ago
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    Govt Jobs
  • Job Type: Ongoing – Full Time
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  • Location: Otago
  • Date Advertised: 08-OCT-19
  • Job Reference: NZ/059406PP
  • Job Title: Registered Nurse – Ward 9c (Acute Psychiatry)
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Wakari Hospital (Dunedin)

  • Permanent full-time opportunity (40 hours per week)
  • Are you looking for a busy and diverse role?

About the team

Ward 9C is a busy open 16 bed inpatient facility comprising of two funded youth beds, with a dedicated staff. The service caters to clients that have been assessed as requiring a period of increased assessment, investigations and/or interventions and have been admitted via community teams or the Emergency Psychiatric Service, and cover of all the major psychiatric diagnoses.

About you / about the role

If you are a Registered Nurse with recent Mental Health nursing experience looking for a new, permanent opportunity this could be it!

As a Registered Nurse in Ward 9c you will provide care for patients with the full range of general adult mental health disorders, including youth, mothers and babies, and eating disorders. We seek enthusiastic experienced Registered Nurses to join our team on a permanent basis working rostered shifts.

We are particularly interested in hearing from applicants who are dynamic, innovative and wish to join a service that is committed to high standards of practice and supports ongoing professional development.

We are keen to place motivated nurses who wants to make a difference and will join us in facilitating our group programme as well as working in partnership with individuals. The role is busy and diverse and will require someone who has a good general mental health background with experience in the acute mental health sector.

If this sounds like you, then apply now!

The location

With the Southern district offering so much you will never be at a loss for something to do. Having the benefits of excellent amenities, first class primary through to tertiary education, affordable housing 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 for what the region and we can offer you and your whanau.

Candidates must be New Zealand Registered Nurses, and hold a current APC as well as a scope of practice that enables you to work in Mental Health.

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

Closing date: Sunday, 27 October 2019.

For further information please contact Caroline Godfrey, Recruitment Advisor – Mental Health, Phone (03) 214 5769 or Email

To apply

We only accept online applications. Please apply via our website: