Registered Nurses - Te Whare Mauri Ora

  • Permanent 0.94 FTE position for an RN with mental health experience
  • Must be registered with Nursing Council of New Zealand with current APC
  • Roster follows 4 on 2 off roster pattern, covering mornings, afternoons, and night shifts.


Mō te tūnga | About the role

Te Whare Mauri Ora (Mauri Ora means essence of life or life force) is a 13 bed Forensic Rehabilitation ward.  The purpose of the ward is to move patients from a more secure setting, either Te Whare Manaaki or Te Whare Hohou Roko, to a less secure environment, and then onto the community. We do this by providing choices and individualised care that supports people with a mental illness to live a meaningful life, and all the time assessing and managing risk.

This is an opportunity for a skilled, highly motivated registered to work closely with multidisciplinary team colleagues in this dynamic, professional and supportive environment

We value honesty, fairness, respect and dignity. 


Pehea | About You

We are seeking a Registered Nurse to join this team on a permanent basis. Mental health experience is essential, ideally with previous nursing experience working in Forensic Mental Health.

As a professional highly motivated nurse, who displays a positive attitude and enthusiasm for this area of work, you will enjoy being part of a committed MDT, you will work in collaboration with a group of professionals that recognises the importance of providing quality care and services to their patients, friends and whānau. Working within a multi-disciplinary team, community supports and our inpatient team your ability to think on your feet and identify and manage risk, both on the ward and in the community

As this is a 24/7 service, the roster pattern follows a 4 days on, 2 days off, encompassing a rotating roster of morning, afternoon and night shifts. Full availability for all is required.


Ngā pūkenga me ngā wheako | Skills and experience

In order to be successful in this role, the following is required:

  • Registered with the Nursing Council of New Zealand with a current APC and mental health scope
  • Have a full New Zealand driver’s license
  • Knowledge of and a commitment to Te Tiriti o Waitangi
  • A positive solution focused approach, initiative,
  • Ability to work autonomously and as a member of a close team


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


Please submit your most recent resume along with a cover letter stating why you believe that you are the ideal candidate for the role highlighting any skills you have gained along the way.

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

Contact Shannon Le Roux – Recruitment Partner on for additional information

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 your role under the Health Order. As a person working in the health and disability sector you will meet many 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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Permanent/Full Time

Job no: PC2526426

Location: Christchurch

Closing Date: Apply Now!