Registered Nurse - IDS at Te Whatu Ora - Health New Zealand Southern, Otago
Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role
Intellectual Disability Service
Wakari Hospital, Dunedin
Salary band - $72,061 - $95,340 p.a prorata and Kiwisaver
- Permanent, full and part-time positions
- Great Nursing Professional Development, exceptional MDT and opportunity to make a difference
- Easy commute, affordable lifestyle and free on-site parking
Ward 10a is a medium secure 12-bed inpatient service for Intellectually Disabled clients, aged 17 to 65 years, who require assessment and treatment under the Mental Health Act or are subject to the criminal justice system via the Intellectual Disability Compulsory Care and Rehabilitation Act 2003.
Mō te tūranga - About the role
The Intellectual Disability Service (IDS) is part of the Specialist Mental Health Services based at Wakari Hospital, high above Dunedin.
- The IDS comprises of three parts, Ward 10a - a 12-bed inpatient service, Helensburgh Cottage - a 4-bed inpatient rehabilitation unit and the Community Liaison Team.
- Collaborate with the multidisciplinary team comprising of Registered Nurses, Enrolled Nurses, Mental Health Assistants, Occupational Therapists, Psychologists and Psychiatrists.
- Develop your clinical skills on a shift-by-shift basis.
- Work alongside patients in a complex environment to meet their identified needs in a multi-disciplinary setting.
- Emphasis the delivery of safe client-focused care in an ever-changing dynamic setting.
- Encompass acute care of patients recently admitted as well as the continuing care and rehabilitation of patients with complex needs.
- Collaborate closely with the Charge Nurse Manager, Associate Charge Nurse and the Clinical Nurse Specialist.
Mōu ake - About you
To be successful in this role you must have the following:
- New Zealand Nursing Council registration and have a current APC
- Hold a scope of practice that allows you to work in Mental Health or Intellectual Disabilities (more information can be found at http://www.nursingcouncil.org.nz/Nurses/Scopes-of-practice)
- Have current eligibility (citizenship, residency or work visa) to live and work in New Zealand
- Be positive with exceptional communication skills
- Have a passion for supporting people from admission to discharge
Painga - Benefits
- Affordable housing and beautiful scenery
- Continuous support for career development
- Subsidised gym membership and discounted health insurance
- Access to discounted staff holiday accommodation and a range of retail discounts
Te tauwāhi - The location
Now is a great time to relocate to Southern if you were considering a move! If you're not from Dunedin then perhaps you don't know just how good we have it here. With excellent amenities, schooling - primary through to University, outstanding recreation opportunities, great food and wine, nature, and an amazing variety of climates and locations from coastal to mountain. At the top of our list of reasons to join us at Southern is 'the lifestyle', somewhere you can have true work-life balance. Whether it is surfing, kayaking or sailing; skiing, hunting or fishing; theatre, live music or art - there's literally something for everyone.Check out https://www.dunedinnz.com/ for what the region has to offer and https://careers.southernhealth.nz/ for what we can offer you and your whanau.
Mō mātou - About us
Te Whatu Ora - Southern has the largest geographical coverage of all the New Zealand regions, providing services to 350,000 people in diverse communities. 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.
Rā mōnehu - Closing date: Thursday, 14 December 2023.
Due to the fast-paced nature of what we do, our vacancy close dates may be subject to change. Don't delay, make sure you apply as soon as possible.
Tono ināianei - Apply now
For further information please contact Mikayla Hamilton, Recruitment Advisor, firstname.lastname@example.org
If you currently work for Te Whatu Ora - Health New Zealand - Southern, please apply for this role via our internal careers site, found here: Pulse > Applications > Corporate > SuccessFactors
In the interests of protecting our people and our patients, all appointments will be subject to the following:
- Occupational health assessment
- Police vetting/Ministry of Justice safety checks
- Serious misconduct checks (previous Public Service departments and statutory Crown entities only)
- Covid-19 vaccination is expected for all workers at higher risk of workplace exposure to Covid-19 through face-to-face patient interaction, working in clinical areas and contact with potentially infectious materials and surfaces
We only accept online applications. Please apply via our website: https://careers.southernhealth.nz/job-invite/12223/
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