Experienced Mental Health Nurses - Inpatient Unit


Wāhi Oranga – Inpatient Mental Health Unit, Nelson Hospital

  • Permanent 0.5FTE and 1.0FTE positions available working rostered and rotating shifts Sunday to Monday.
  • Delivery of acute through to rehab care.
  • Great team that strives for a positive work environment with balanced and safe workloads.
  • Applicants must be entitled to work in NZ at the time of applying. 

Join Health New Zealand l Te Whatu Ora Nelson Marlborough at a key time of change where you will meaningfully contribute to our kaupapa of creating a more equitable, accessible, cohesive, and people-centred health system. This is mahi that will improve the health and well-being of everyone in Aotearoa, and we've got an opportunity for you to be part of it.

Ngā mōhiohio e pā ana ki ēnei mahi (About these positions)

We are looking for two enthusiastic and skilled Registered or Enrolled Nurse who would like to join our multi-disciplinary inpatient mental health team on a permanent basis. We’re a great team passionate about mental health and delivering a high standard of care. Our service provides inpatient care for acute through to rehabilitation. 

  • The 1.0FTE position will work a 4 on 2 off rotating roster.
  • The 0.5FTE position will work a 2 on 4 off rotating roster.

*Please indicate in your covering letter which position/s you wish to be considered for* 

Ko wai he kaitono tōtika? (Who is an appropriate applicant?)

  • You are a NZ Registered Nurse with the confidence to work autonomously and the resilience to manage a busy workload.
  • You are culturally aware and keen to reduce the barriers that make accessing services difficult for our Maori clients. 
  • You are driven to work in a pro-active manner and embrace change and development.

Required skills and knowledge include: 

  • Well-developed interpersonal skills
  • Willingness to work across the Mental Health Inpatient Continuum 

Knowledge of:

  • Mental Health (Compulsory Assessment and Treatment) Act, 1992
  • PPPR Act - Welfare Guardian
  • Sensory Modulation Principles in Mental Health
  • Mental status examinations and risk assessments. 

Ngā huanga o tēnei mahi (The benefits of this position)

We offer a great team environment and are supportive of professional development and we strive to create a positive work environment with balanced and safe workloads. We do great work and we need a great team to help us deliver. 

Nelson is one of New Zealand’s top lifestyle destinations with abundant sunshine and an amazing variety of leisure pursuits, beaches, rivers and national parks with great opportunities for outdoor activities such as mountain biking, kayaking, tramping, skiing, golf, sailing, as well as plenty of sunshine and outstanding scenery. For more information on the Nelson/Tasman region visit http://www.nelsonnz.com/ 

Ā mātou rōpū (About our team)

Health NZ Nelson Marlborough is the main health provider for the Te Tau Ihu, the top of the south. With nearly 3,000 employees, we are Nelson’s and Marlborough’s largest employer supporting the health and wellbeing of over 150,000 citizens across the region. 

Our main locations are Nelson and Wairau Hospitals, and the Richmond and Marlborough Health Hubs, but we are spread across the region and service all parts of the community. Our work can be challenging, but we are up for it. We have a great team and we work hard to make a difference.

We value integrity, innovation, respect and teamwork. 

Ētahi atu mōhiohio (More Information) 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC34XErxkHJ5YAn59o6SrhnA 

Me pēhea ahau e tono ai? (How do I apply?)

If we have sparked your interest and you would like to find out more – please contact Nikita Fleming, CNM Wahi Oranga via Nikita.Fleming@nmdhb.govt.nz 

For general enquiries please contact our recruitment team on vacancies@nmdhb.govt.nz or 03 539 5746. 

Apply now, it's easy! Please complete our online application form and include a brief covering letter outlining your interest and suitability for this position. 

https://nmdhb.careercentre.net.nz 

N24-RN-EN-WO-July

Applications close:  Open until filled. Applications will be reviewed as received so we encourage you to apply early. 

Health NZ Nelson Marlborough strongly endorses Te Tiriti o Waitangi.

We believe that to achieve equity in health outcomes for Māori we need a workforce reflective of the population it serves. We strongly encourage applications from candidates who identify as Māori and we recruit for cultural competence.

He waka eke noa. We are all in this together. 

Apply now

Permanent Full Time, Permanent Part time

Job no: N24-RN-EN-WO-July

Location: Nelson Hospital

Closing Date: Open until filled