Registered Nurse - Older Persons Mental Health (Ward AG)

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Work Type: 
Full Time
Closing Date: 
Wednesday, 1 April 2020

Registered Nurse - Older Persons Mental Health (Ward AG)

  •       Full-time, fixed-term position covering parental leave (Tuesday, 5 May 2020 to Friday, 26 Feb 2021)
  •       Registered with the Nursing Council of New Zealand with a current APC
  •       Excellent communication skills

Our Purpose: Why we do it

When you work with the Canterbury District Health Board, you're part of something very special. We plan, fund and deliver health services to the almost 600,000 New Zealanders that live in the Canterbury region. Our primary goal is to put people at the heart of everything we do.

The Team: What we do

Ward AG is part of Older Persons Mental Health, based at Burwood Hospital. The team is on the lookout for an experienced registered nurse to cover staff parental leave from Tuesday, 5 May 2020 to Friday, 26 Feb 2021. This is a full-time position, covering four days on two days off. The successful applicant will be required to be able to work all shifts (on a rotating roster pattern).

The Role: Where you fit in

You will be an experienced Registered Nurse (psychiatric or comprehensive) with a current NZ practicing certificate. 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. Experience working in the area of Mental Health preferred, however not essential. You will be working on a four on two off roster in this role.

Desirable skills for this position are the following:

  • Initiative, solution focused with excellent time management skills and the ability to effectively and efficiently complete tasks
  • Motivated and flexible self-starter with the ability to work both in a team and autonomously
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and the proven ability to engage people at all levels

Our Culture: What matters to us

Ko ngā tāngata, te mātua mahi
Putting people at the heart of all we do

Health is ultimately all about people. What's important around here is the way we care for and respect others, the responsibility taken for delivering outcomes, and going about our work with integrity.

Belonging Here: Becoming part of our story

Being part of the Canterbury District Health Board, you will enjoy a fantastic benefits scheme, the opportunity for flexible working arrangements and ongoing focus on your career development.

If this role has sparked your interest but does not match your skills then please visit our careers website and have a look at our roles that better suit your expertise.

Apply online here:, or contact us on [email protected]

Applicants will be progressed as they apply, so if this sounds like you, please apply now!