Registered Nurse – Inpatient Mental Health (Wāhi Oranga)

  • Delivery of acute through to rehab care
  • Great team that strives for positive work environment and a balanced and safe workload
  • Temporary full-time position covering parental leave

Ngā mōhiohio e pā hānga ki tēnei mahi (About this position)

We are looking for a Registered Nurse who would like to join our inpatient mental health team in Wāhi Oranga at Nelson Hospital. This is a temporary full-time position, covering parental leave for up to 10 months, working as rostered 4 days on 2 days off across morning, afternoon and night shifts.

You will be joining a great team who are passionate about mental health and delivering a high standard of care. Our service provides inpatient care for acute through to rehabilitation.

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

It’s essential that you have NZNC registration and practising certificate, with no conditions that exclude Mental Health Scope of Practice. You will preferably have mental health nursing experience, and will ideally have post graduate qualifications relevant to this area 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.

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

We offer a great team environment 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. 

Ā mātou rōpū (About our team)

Nelson Marlborough Health is the main health provider for the top of the south. Nearly 3,000 strong, we are Nelson and Marlborough’s largest employer, which means the opportunities here are endless. Our main locations are Nelson and Wairau Hospitals 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.

Etahi atu mōhiohio (More Information)

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

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

For role specific information please contact Gabrielle Jones, Charge Nurse Manager on

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

Ref: N20-062

Applications close:  Thursday 5th March

Fixed Term/Full Time

Job no: N20-062

Location: Nelson Hospital

Closing Date: Thursday, 5 March 2020