Registered Nurse - Te Korowai Hou Ora

Southern District Health Board

  • Permanent Full Time
  • Southland

SDHB Mental Health, Addictions and Intellectual Disability Directorate

  • Full-time, permanent 
  • 1.0 FTE - 40 hours per week

Pou hihiri, pou rarama, pou o te whakaaro, pou o te tangata, pou O te aroha
Te pou e here nei i a tātou,
Mauri ora kia tātou

May clarity be yours, may understanding be yours through reflection, through personal endeavour,
through respect the virtues which bind us as one, may we be filled with wellbeing.

He hōnore he korōria, Maungarongo ki te whenua, He whakaaro pai marie ki ngā tangata katoa
Ake ake, ake ake,

About the team

Te Korowai Hou Ora is the secondary care kaupapa Māori Mental Health Service based at Southland Hospital with the Southern District Health Board Mental Health, Addictions and Intellectual Disability Directorate. Te Korowai Hou Ora service comprises of Registered Nurses, Kaioranga Hauora Māori/Cultural Workers and Kaumatua who provides clinical and cultural expertise to support Tangata Whaiora and Whānau who experience moderate to severe mental illness.

The role/about you 

We are looking for a highly motivated Registered Nurse with a passion and knowledge of Māori Mental Health. You will preferably have experience working with Tangata Whaiora who experience moderate to severe mental illness Within this position you will be responsible for managing a busy caseload, undertaking assessments, providing recovery focused interventions and managing clinical risk.

Essential criteria:

  • To be successful in this role you will have community and / or recent mental health acute inpatient experience, proven leadership and the ability to meet the demands of a busy workload to a high standard. It is important to have an understanding of Te Reo Māori and tikanga best practice as per the position description for this role
  • You will also hold a strong sense of 'self', a positive 'can do' attitude and a commitment to working cohesively in a multidisciplinary team environment. You should be able to demonstrate a commitment to best practice standards and your model of practice will be inclusive of the seven Real Skills of Let's get real (

You should be a New Zealand Registered Nurse with ideally a minimum of three years experience, with current APC and hold a full NZ driver's licence.

If this sounds like you, then apply today!

About the Southern DHB

We are responsible for planning, funding and providing health and disability services to a population of over 315,000 located South of the Waitaki River. Our catchment area encompasses Invercargill City, Queenstown - Lakes District, Gore, rural Southland, Clutha, Central Otago, Maniototo, Waitaki District and Dunedin City. This means Southern DHB serves the largest geographic region of all New Zealand's health boards.

The location

The Southern district offers the benefits of excellent amenities, first class primary through to tertiary education and outstanding recreational opportunities. Whether it's surfing, kayaking or sailing; skiing, hunting or fishing; theatre, live-music or art - there's literally something for everyone. Check out for what the region and we can offer you and your whanau.

Closing date: Sunday, 27 September 2020.

Please note that we may begin shortlisting as we receive applications and could withdraw the advertising at any time.

For further information please contact Theonette Ramsden, Acting Recruitment Advisor - Mental Health Phone (03) 214 7220 or email

To apply

We only accept online applications. Please apply here or via our website:


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