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Registered Nurse - Inpatient Mental Health (Wāhi Oranga)

Registered Nurse - Inpatient Mental Health (Wāhi Oranga)

Registered Nurse - Inpatient Mental Health (Wāhi Oranga)

Nelson Marlborough Health

Closing Date : 30 May 2019

  • Acute through to rehab care
  • Great team!
  • Sense of humour welcome!

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 who are 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 two positions available

Position one:

  • 12-month fixed term, full-time, position working a four on two off roster

Position two:

  • a permanent part-time position working seven by eight hour shifts a fortnight - 0.7FTE

N.B Please indicate in your covering letter which position you are applying for, or if you wish to be considered for both.

About you

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

Required skills and knowledge include the following:

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

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

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


Applications close: Thursday, 30 May 2019.

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