16 July 2023 • College News

Job Vacancy: Registered Nurse - Nga Taiohi

Nau mai, haere mai ki Te Whatu Ora – Capital, Coast & Hutt Valley District

Location:    Kenepuru Hospital

Service:      Nga Taiohi – National Youth Forensic Inpatient Team

Contract:    Permanent/ Full time – will also consider part-time for this role – please advise on your covering letter 

Salary:        $66,570 – $95,340 PSA – salary pro rata for part-time 

Kōrero mō te tūranga – About the role

We are looking for enthusiastic, innovative and committed registered nurses to join the National Youth Secure Forensic Inpatient team at Keneperu Hospital. We offer an MDT approach to specialised assessment and treatment for youth offenders with mental health problems within a bi-cultural model of care. We work within a framework of clinical governance and are a progressive service committed to providing a culture of ongoing professional development for staff through regular supervision, an excellent professional development and recognition programme (PDRP), regular in-service training and support towards external education. You will be required to provide 24 hour assessment and care to our rangatahi (young people) in conjunction with the MDT. You will also be responsible for the oversight of the unregulated workforce. 

 Mō tō mātou rōpū – About our team

We offer a supportive and friendly environment to work in with a commitment to providing an excellent standard of care for the Rangatahi. We have a modern building with excellent facilities and provide good training opportunities.

Moū – About you

Previous youth and/or forensic experience preferred.

  • Current New Zealand experience in a Mental Health setting
  • Registration with the Nursing Council of New Zealand as a Registered Nurse or Registered Psychiatric Nurse is essential.
  • Applicants must hold a current NZ Practising Certificate.

E pā ana ki a tatou – About us

Here at the Capital & Coast and Hutt Valley District, we embrace diversity and welcome applications from all people, including all gender identities, ages, ethnicity, sexual orientations, disability and religions. A workforce that is diverse and inclusive means that we are better positioned to understand and serve our community.

Capital & Coast and Hutt Valley District are pro-equity health organisation, with a particular focus on Māori, Pacific Peoples, and the Disability Community.

To find out more about us click on the following links:

Mental Health, Addiction and Intellectual Disability Service

Me pēhea te tuku tono – How to apply

Click the apply now button to send your application directly to us. For further information on this role please email and indicate the job title and vacancy number in the subject line.


We are reviewing applications as they are received


Ma tini, ma mano, ka rapa te whai

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