Registered Nurses - Te Awakura - Adult Inpatient Group

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Work Type: 
Full Time
Part Time
Closing Date: 
Thursday, 12 September 2019
  • Part-time, full-time, fixed-term and permanent opportunities available - all requests regarding roster patterning can be considered on an individual basis
  • Registered with the Nursing Council of New Zealand with a current APC and must have a mental health scope of practice
  • Ability to work both autonomously and as part of a cohesive multi-disciplinary team

Our Purpose

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 Teams

Te Awakura is a 64 bed adult acute inpatient unit that provides 24 hour care for consumer with mental illness. Our model of care focuses on single integrated multidisciplinary teams, incorporating inpatient and outpatient teams, providing excellent care to consumers in the least restrictive manner. It consists of four open 16 bed acute inpatient wards called North, East, South and West units, each comprising of three High Care area beds, and each with opportunities for registered nurses looking for an exciting step into a dynamic health environment.

North Inpatient Ward

North Inpatient Ward cares for consumers that live in the north of Christchurch and Ashburton. The nursing team on North is made up of a variety of levels of experiences, backgrounds and personalities. Nurses work on a four days on and two days off roster pattern, with three different shifts being morning, afternoon and night, and where possible we can negotiate flexibility on the roster. The North team pride ourselves on team work and positive working culture to care for our team and our consumers.

East Inpatient Ward

East Inpatient services the east quadrant of the city from New Brighton to the inner city. We are a close knit multi-disciplinary team and have a good relationship with our East Outpatient service. Additionally, we also accept consumers from Totara House (early intervention psychosis) and Hereford Centre (assertive outreach service). East has a strong emphasis on providing high quality care in a least restrictive environment ensuring the consumer, family and whanau are at the centre of all we do.

South Inpatient Ward

South Inpatients services the south side of Christchurch (covering areas such as Spreydon, Cashmere and Sumner), and we also welcome consumers from the rural services that require inpatient care. At South inpatient we pride ourselves on being inclusive with our consumers and their whanau. We work in a least restrictive model providing high quality care and put a strong emphasis on partnership and kindness.

West Inpatient Ward

West Inpatients provide care and treatment to patients in west Christchurch and their Whanau/families, which is of the highest standard, delivered with compassion and professionalism. We work closely with our outpatient team and other community services, promoting collaboration and a multi-disciplinary approach to healthcare. The unit team is made up of passionate mental health clinicians who work in the patients' best interests at all times. We are focused on a positive and supportive team culture that provides everyone with opportunities for growth and development. Come along for a visit and see for yourself what a great place it is to work!

Please state in your application which unit you are interested in applying to.

The Role:

  • We are looking for nurses with excellent communication and time management skills who can work effectively as part of the multi-disciplinary team
  • As part of a progressive organisation that values honesty, respect and integrity for every individual, this multi-varied role presents you with the opportunity to work in a dynamic and challenging health environment
  • You will need to be confident, resilient and have the ability to build strong and successful relationships, with the patients and their families/whanau as we have a strong emphasis of re-engagement into the community
  • The roster pattern is four days on, two days off, but we are keen to hear from anyone wanting to enquire about roster patterning

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

Being part of the Canterbury District Health Board, our people enjoy access to, flexible working arrangements and a genuine and ongoing focus on career development.

We hope you'll seriously consider joining us, but if this role isn't a good fit for you, please share this opportunity with people in your personal networks.

Apply online here: or to find out more information, please contact [email protected]

Your application will be reviewed and progressed as soon as possible.