Registered Nurses - Older Persons' Mental Health Inpatient Unit


Alexandra Hospital, Richmond

  • Help deliver best possible health outcomes for our elderly patients
  • Permanent full-time positions

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

The Older Persons’ Mental Health Inpatient Unit, at Alexandra Hospital in Richmond, provides psychiatric and geriatric care for the older members of our community. We aspire to provide high quality inpatient care to patients with acute mental health needs and/or complex age related health conditions. We work in partnership with our patients, their families, the clinical team and community carers and supports to achieve the best possible health outcome for the patient.

We have two permanent, full-time positions available each working an average of 80 hours per fortnight over a six week roster. Staff will be rostered on a ‘four shifts on, two shifts off’ basis and the roster includes mornings, afternoons and night shifts.  

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

You will have current NCNZ registration and practising certificate, with no conditions that exclude Mental Health Scope of Practice, and a minimum of one year’s post-registration nursing experience is desirable.

You will have knowledge of:

  • Physical and mental disorders commonly experienced in older persons
  • Contemporary treatment approaches including person-centred care, sensory modulation, therapeutic use of self and therapeutic use of psychiatric medications
  • Mental Health assessment and care planning
  • Mental Health (Compulsory Assessment and Treatment) Act, 1992
  • PPPR Act - Welfare Guardianship

Your skills will include:

  • Well-developed interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work effectively in multi-disciplinary team
  • Ability to work effectively with patients who have challenging behaviours. 

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.

Ētahi atu mōhiohio (More Information)

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

You will be joining a great team that values teamwork and is committed to supporting the best possible health outcomes for our elderly patients. 

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

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

For general enquiries please contact our recruitment team on vacancies@nmdhb.govt.nz or 03 546 1274. Alternatively for role specific information please Christine Ball, Nurse Manager - Older Persons Mental Health via email to Christine.Ball@nmdhb.govt.nz

Ref: N20-429

Applications close: Thursday 12th November (unless filled prior). Applications will be reviewed as they are received.

Nelson Marlborough Health 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.

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Permanent/Full Time

Job no: N20-429

Location: Alexandra Hospital

Closing Date: Thursday 12th November (unless filled prior)