Registered Nurse – Inpatient Mental Health (Wāhi Oranga)

  • Acute through to rehab care
  • Great team and sense of humour welcome!
  • Three positions available

About the role

We are looking for Registered Nurses who would like to join our inpatient mental health team in Wāhi Oranga at Nelson Hospital. 

You will be joining a great team passionate about mental health and delivering a high standard of care. Our service provides inpatient care for acute through to rehabilitation. You will preferably have mental health experience and ideally have post graduate qualifications suitable to this practice area. 

We have three positions available:

Positions 1 & 2: are 12-month fixed term, full time, positions working a 4 days on 2 days off roster to assist the nursing load as a result of a complex patient (1.0FTE 80 hours a fortnight).

Position 3: is a temporary part time position working a 3 days on 3 days off roster for up to 12 months covering parental leave (0.75FTE 60 hours a fortnight).

About you 

It’s essential that you have NZNC registration and practising certificate, with no conditions that exclude Mental Health Scope of Practice.

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.

About us

Nelson Marlborough Health (NMH) is the main health service provider for New Zealand’s Nelson, Tasman and Marlborough regions, serving nearly 145,000 people across two main hospitals, public health and a range of community services. We provide a great place to work with professional development opportunities, job security, and workplace wellness programmes.

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What we offer 

We offer a great team environment, flexibility with rostering and are supportive of professional development. Wāhi Oranga is a large unit that provides intensive acute and rehabilitative cares. We strive to create a positive work environment that has a balanced and safe workload. 

How to apply

For general enquiries please contact our recruitment team on or 03 546 1274. 

For role specific information please contact Stuart Marks, Charge Nurse Manager,

Keen to apply now, it’s easy. Please fill in our online application form. 

Ref: N19-293

Applications close:  Thursday, 11th July (unless filled prior)

Fixed Term/Temporary/Full Time, Fixed Term/Temporary/Part Time

Job no: N19-297

Location: Nelson Hospital

Closing Date: Thursday, 11th July (unless filled prior)