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Registered Nurse - Child and Family Unit

Canterbury District Health Board
Job Category:
Canterbury - Christchurch
Job Type:
Ongoing - Part Time
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Job Description

Step into a new challenge and work alongside us to make a positive difference in a young person's life.

About us

Working for the Canterbury District Health Board - working for the Community. At its core, our vision is dependent on achieving a truly collaborative, ‘whole of system' approach where everyone in the health system works together to do the right thing for the patient and the right thing for the system and our community as a whole.

About the role

  • Registered Nurse - variety of part time options available both permanent and fixed-term
  • FTE 0.47, 0.7, 0.94
  • The Child and Family Unit at Princess Margaret Hospital is a 16 bed, specialist regional (South Island) in patient facility for children/adolescents under 18 years of age who require Specialist Mental Health Services care
  • Children and adolescents who have severe psychiatric, emotional behavioural or developmental disorders are able to be assessed and/or treated within our service and there is also provision for family members to live-in, to enable them to be part of their child's treatment programme
  • Adhere to guidelines of Cultural Safety and the Treaty of Waitangi

Skills and experience:

Experienced Registered Nurse, Registered with the Nursing Council of New Zealand with a current APC Motivated and flexible self-starter with the ability to work both in a large multidisciplinary team and autonomously

  • Previous experience working with children/adolescents is preferred
  • Genuine interest in the mental health of children/adolescents and their family/whanau
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, support and empathy for your young clients
  • Ability to build effective relationships with children and young adults

Our culture

  • Care and respect for others. Manaaki me te whakaute i te tangata
  • Integrity in all we do. Hāpai i ā mātou mahi katoa i runga i te pono
  • Responsibility for outcomes. Te Takohanga i ngā hua


  • Something For You is an employee benefits programme available to all staff of the CDHB. CDHB staff are entitled to preferential rates at a wide selection of partners either on a permanent basis or at exclusive events throughout the year. For both the things you need and the things you just want, as a CDHB employee you will be sure to enjoy being able to choose a little Something For You
  • We help you to construct your Professional Development Pathway out of the components that are best for you, resulting in better patient outcomes

How to apply

Apply online, or to find out more information, please contact Karli Te Aotonga, Recruitment Specialist - Nursing, Phone: (03) 3377923 or email

Applications are only accepted online so please visit our website at to complete an application.

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