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Canterbury District Health Board
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Canterbury - Christchurch
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Ongoing - Full Time
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Job Description

Are you a Registered Nurse with a passion for Mental Health? Then we have the role for you!

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 - PSAID Inpatient IDPH, SMHS
  • Permanent - 0.94 FTE
  • PSAID a specialist mental health inpatient unit, working with people who have both a mental illness and an intellectual disability is looking for an experienced and highly motivated Specialist Mental Health Nurses
  • We welcome you to join our dynamic multidisciplinary team and be involved in all aspects of client care, including liaison with family and key services
  • This role is very stimulating and we will provide a comprehensive orientation, a supportive team environment and on-going education, including regular in-service and access to additional study support

Skills and experience

  • You will be an experienced Registered Nurse with a current NZ practicing certificate and scope to practice in Mental Health
  • You will be a confident practitioner with exceptional patient assessment skills
  • Enthusiastic, motivated, with excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to engage a wide variety of people, is paramount in this role
  • Excellent communication skills and passion to work towards the best possible outcome for your patient, inclusive of their family/whanau will be imperative to your success in this role
  • Align your practice with the Principles of the Treaty of Waitangi

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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