Registered Nurses – AIG – Te Awakura, Seager and Tupuna

Our Purpose: What We’re Here For

When you work with the Canterbury District Health Board, you’re part of something very special. We’re world leaders in the delivery of integrated health care, and we’re always striving to Make It Better. From the carers on the front line working directly with patients and communities, to our talented support teams who enable that care, we plan, fund and deliver health services to the almost 600,000 New Zealanders that live in the Canterbury region. And we’re all about putting people at the heart of everything we do.


Our Culture: What Matters To Us

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Putting people at the heart of all we do 

For us to continue putting our communities at the centre of our health system, we’re putting our own people at the centre of everything we do. Because health is ultimately all about people. What’s important around here is the way we care for and respect others, the responsibility that all our people take for delivering outcomes, and that we go about our work with integrity in all we do.

What matters to us is doing the right thing, valuing everyone, and being and staying well ourselves so we can care for our community.


The Role: What This Opportunity’s All About

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.

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. 

Seager Unit is an adult inpatient unit based at The Princess Margaret Hospital that provides extended care for people who have high and complex mental health needs

Tupuna Villa is an adult inpatient extended treatment unit that caters for consumers with high and complex mental and physical needs. The consumers’ age range is 41- 75years

We are looking for a Registered and Enrolled nurses as there are vacancies in all six of the units within AIG.

We are looking for nurses with excellent communication and time management skills and 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,


Belonging Here: Becoming Part Of Our Story

Our people enjoy access to a fantastic benefits scheme, flexible working arrangements and a genuine and ongoing focus on career development.

We hope you’ll seriously consider joining us, but if this isn’t a good fit for you, please share the opportunity with your personal networks and help us find our next rock star!

If this particular role isn’t for you, we do have other similar opportunities - please look on our careers page or give us a call to discuss.


Apply online, or to find out more information, please contact Jessica Massey, Recruitment Specialist


Phone: 03 337 7923


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: TP234987

Location: Christchurch

Closing Date: Sunday, 9 December 2018