Enrolled Nurse – Inpatient Unit
Mental Health Services for Older People

Employment Type: Permanent – Up to 0.8 FTE

Mō Tātou – About Us

Situated in the sunny eastern coast of New Zealand's North Island, the Bay of Plenty really is just that, offering vast golden sand beaches, bush clad mountains, lush farmlands and more. Its pleasant climate means that the area has become a favourite for holiday makers, retirees and those looking for a different lifestyle outside of the main cities.

Te Whatu Ora - Health New Zealand, Hauora a Toi Bay of Plenty is spread across a vast geographical area and centred across two hospitals based in Tauranga and Whakatāne.  We serve a population of approximately 259,000 for the major population centres of Tauranga, Katikati, Te Puke, Whakatāne, Kawerau and Ōpōtiki.  Te Whatu Ora Hauora a Toi Bay of Plenty is one of the Bay of Plenty’s largest employers with over 4000 staff.

Kōrero mō te tūranga - About the Role

We are seeking an Enrolled Nurse in our 10-bed In-patient unit at Tauranga Hospital.  

Tangata Whai Ora, who we provide assessments for, have their own journey of life experiences.  They are professionals, whānau and community members who are now presenting with acute mental health conditions and/or dementia ranging from early onset to severe.  Tangata Whai Ora require a caring and compassionate health team to assist in providing assessment and treatment for conditions such as dementia with behavioural and psychological conditions and palliative dementia care. This is an excellent unit to develop a broad range of physical and mental health nursing skills and develop communication skills when engaging with whanau, as they play an integral role in supporting their loved ones throughout their journey and post discharge.

This mixed ward has an average length of stay of 21 days, so you will be able to learn about a variety of complex medical issues along with different treatments available.  You will be provided with e-learning opportunities, in class education and support to undertake undergraduate education specific to this role.

We are a dedicated team with a high focus on the CARE Values and service development to meet the needs of our Tangata Whai Ora group. This will provide you with a range of opportunities for job satisfaction.

We have a permanent 0.8 FTE role available, working 64 hours per fortnight.  Hours can be negotiable for the right applicant.

Mōu - About You 

The preferred candidate would be passionate and committed to providing Tangata Whai Ora focused care. The ability to work as an effective team member and demonstrate strong communication is essential to this position. You will need to have a calm and empathic approach, flexibility and creativity in your care approach.  

The service provides care over a 24-hour rostered shift pattern and you need to be able to work rostered duties.  Drivers licence is preferable.

Ideally applicants will have Enrolled Nurse experience preferably working in mental health in older people, dementia and/or associated co-morbidity health conditions however we are also keen to hear from Enrolled Nurses who are who is interested in seeking a career in Older Persons Mental Health.  You will need to hold a current APC without scope restrictions.

Ko o tatou painga – Our Benefits 

  • Career development through e-learning, in class education and external undergraduate opportunities.
  • Coaching and mentoring
  • Opportunity to make a difference for the vulnerable population
  • Be a valued member of a multidisciplinary team
  • SWEAT, our onsite gym 
  • Free onsite parking
  • Discounts (with local businesses)

Ngā uarātanga ō ā mātou mahi – Our Values

At Te Whatu Ora Hauora a Toi Bay of Plenty (formally Bay of Plenty District Health Board BOPDHB) we recruit for our Manaakitanga CARE values. Why do we do this? Because values-based teams deliver better care.

Our manaakitanga CARE values (Compassion, All-one-team, Responsive and Excellence) support each of us to make a difference every day in the things we do and say. Therefore, it's important that when recruiting, we recruit new colleagues who live by our CARE values.

Te Whatu Ora Hauora a Toi Bay of Plenty are committed to improving Māori health outcomes and achieving health equity for Māori through Te Tiriti o Waitangi obligations. It is essential you demonstrate an awareness of Māori indigenous rights and current issues in relation to health and health equity.

Me pēhea te tuku tono - How to Apply

You can view the position description below and to apply for the role please click “APPLY NOW.”  For tracking and reporting purposes, all applications must be submitted through our online career’s portal.  If you have any queries about this position, please do not hesitate to contact Sharon Linwood (Clinical Nurse Manager) on 07 579 8959

It is desirable that new employees of Te Whatu Ora are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, which includes two doses of an approved vaccine. If you are unable to receive a COVID-19 vaccine or booster for any reason, please indicate this in your application so we can discuss this with you further.

Job Details

Reference 005002900
Location Tauranga
Work Type Permanent Part Time
FTE 0.8
Closing Date 05/04/2023