Registered Nurses - Adult Inpatient Group

  • Part time, Full time, fixed term and permanent opportunities available.
  • 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: 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

AIG - Adult Inpatient Group consists of 6 inpatient units that provide for the acute psychiatric needs of the adult population in the Canterbury region.

We currently have vacancies in all six unit.

Te Awakura is a 64 beds 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 consumer in the least restrictive manner. It consists of four open 16 bed acute inpatient units called North South East and West unit.

Seager Clinic is a Rehabilitation Inpatient Service based at The Princess Margaret Hospital and provides extended care for people who have been assessed as having a significant disability arising from an established diagnosis of psychiatric illness.

Tupuna Villa is a 15 bed extended treatment unit which is part of the AIG Group at Hillmorton Hospital. We care for consumers with high and complex mental and physical health needs and provide specialised multidisciplinary team assessment and treatment for adults (18 years and over) with significant disability arising from an established diagnosis of psychiatric illness.

We are committed to:

  • Supporting consumers towards recovery.
  • Working in partnership with consumers, their family/whanau/carers and wider community supports to facilitate the best treatment outcomes
  • Providing treatment with privacy and dignity in a socially inclusive least restrictive environment, recognising the consumer’s cultural and spiritual needs
  • Providing a safe environment.

The Role: Where you fit in

We are looking for nurses with excellent communication and time management skills who can work effectively as part of the multidisciplinary 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,

Our Culture: What matters to us

Ko Te Whatu Manawa Tangata

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.

Please apply online as we only accept applications through our careers website and for more information contact us on

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

Permanent/Full Time, Permanent/Part Time, Casual, Fixed Term/Contract/Full Time, Fixed Term/Contract/Part Time

Job no: 235990

Location: Christchurch

Closing Date: Tuesday, 23 July 2019