Registered Nurses - Te Awakura, Adult Inpatient Group

  • Rewarding mahi supporting acute mental health events
  • Unique career development opportunities
  • Full- and part-time vacancies available


Mō te tūnga | About the role

Te Awakura (Adult Inpatient Group) is a 64-bed adult acute inpatient unit that provides 24-hour care to consumers experiencing acute mental illness. Our model of care primarily focuses on integrated multidisciplinary teams who strive to provide excellent care to tāngata whaiora in the least restrictive manner.

There are four 16-bed acute inpatient wards that make up Te Awakura. These wards cover the North, East, South and West quadrants of Christchurch. We are a kind and compassionate group who values partnering with our consumers and their whānau whilst ensuring that we provide them with high-quality care.


Pehea | About You

There are various vacancies available for Registered Nurses with mental health scope. You will find yourself contributing essential services within a rewarding field; working with tāngata whaiora with complex mental health needs. 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.

  • Full time, part time and fixed term opportunities available
  • Rotating roster of 4 days on, 2 days off for full time
  • Work autonomously and as part of a cohesive multi-disciplinary team


Ngā pūkenga me ngā wheako | Skills and experience

  • Registered with the Nursing Council of New Zealand with a current APC
  • Mental Health scope and experience
  • Excellent communication and time management skills
  • Confident and resilient
  • Strong focus on relationship-building


Mō mātou | About Us

Specialist Mental Health Services are an interdisciplinary team that forms part of Te Whatu Ora - Waitaha Canterbury. We are committed to working and partnering with tāngata whaiora and their whānau. Constantly striving to work within our philosophy; we develop therapeutic, supportive and empowering relationships with our consumers, enabling them to achieve their personal goals and aspirations.

Tono ināianei | Apply Now


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

Enquiries: Shannon Le Roux – Recruitment Specialist –


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


The role that you are applying for is one that may only be performed by a person who has been vaccinated against Covid-19. It is therefore a condition of this application that you are vaccinated against Covid-19.This vaccination requirement includes gaining Booster Doses required to perform you role under the Health Order. As a person working in the health and disability sector you will come into contact with a large number of people, some of whom may be vulnerable.  Without a vaccine, there is the risk that you may contract Covid-19.  The requirement to be vaccinated is to keep you safe and also to endeavour to protect others against the potential transmission of Covid-19 as a result of you contracting it in the course of your employment.


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Job no: PC2344649

Location: Christchurch

Closing Date: Apply Now!