Registered Nurse Ward c
Southern Health
Otago
2d ago

Registered Nurse Mental Health for Older People (Ward 6C)

Dunedin Hospital

  • Casual shifts on an and when required basis
  • Dunedin Hospital
  • About the Team

    Ward 6C is a 12-bed acute assessment and treatment unit for people aged over 65 years with an array of mental health (along with some physical health) needs, located in Dunedin Hospital.

    About You

    You will be a dynamic registered nurse with a strong knowledge base being essential to meeting the challenge of caring for older people in a mental health environment.

    Previous mental health experience is highly regarded.

    You will need to have high standards of competence and performance while enjoy the challenge of working with patients in this unique and varied setting.

    Overall you will aim to offer a safe and supervised environment to assess patients’ needs while providing treatment during their admission.

    We are seeking someone who is warm, empathetic, responsive and highly attuned to the emotions, needs and motivations of older people.

    You will be a Registered Nurse with a current New Zealand Annual Practicing Certificate. All applicants must have a Mental health scope of practice to allow for working within this sector - more information can be found at

    If you are looking for a career in Mental Health for Older People and enjoy working as and when required then apply today!

    See position description.

    About Southern DHB

    Southern DHB has the largest regional coverage of all the New Zealand health boards, providing services to 350,000 people in diverse communities across a huge geographical area.

    We take pride in all the services we provide and our aim is to improve, promote and protect the health of our region. We believe that our dedicated and passionate staff are a significant driving force behind the achievement of these standards, and we need more like minded people to help us continue providing for our community.

    The Southern district offers the benefits of excellent amenities, first class primary through to tertiary education and outstanding recreational opportunities.

    Whether it is surfing, kayaking or sailing; skiing, hunting or fishing; theatre, live-music or art there’s literally something for everyone.

    Why don’t you check out https : / / careers.southernhealth.nz / for what the region and we can offer you and your whanau.

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