1 August 2022 • College News

Job Vacancy: Te Whatu Ora Health New Zealand (Nelson Marlborough)

Te Whatu Ora Health New Zealand (Nelson Marlborough)

Inpatient Unit – Alexandra Hospital, Richmond

Permanent 0.5FTE position


  • Help deliver best possible health outcomes for our elderly patients

Ngā mōhiohio e pā ana ki tēnei mahi (About this position)

We are looking for a NZ Registered Nurse to join our team on a permanent part-time basis, working an average of 40 hours a fortnight across rostered and rotating shifts. The roster includes all shifts (morning, afternoon and night) weekends and school holidays.

The Older Persons’ Mental Health Inpatient Unit, at Alexandra Hospital in Richmond, provides psychiatric and geriatric care for the older members of our community. We aspire to provide high quality inpatient care to patients with acute mental health needs and/or complex age related health conditions. We work in partnership with our patients, their families, the clinical team and community carers and supports to achieve the best possible health outcome for the patient.

Ko wai he kaitono tōtika? (Who is an appropriate applicant?)

You will have current NCNZ registration and practising certificate, with no conditions that exclude Mental Health Scope of Practice, and a minimum of one year’s post-registration nursing experience is desirable.

For the health and safety of staff and patients all Te Whatu Ora staff are required to be vaccinated in accordance with the COVID-19 Public Health Response (Vaccinations) Order 2021, including boosters.

You will have knowledge of the following:

  • Physical and mental disorders commonly experienced in older persons
  • Contemporary treatment approaches including person-centred care, sensory modulation, therapeutic use of self and therapeutic use of psychiatric medications
  • Mental Health assessment and care planning
  • Mental Health (Compulsory Assessment and Treatment) Act, 1992
  • PPPR Act – Welfare Guardianship

Your skills will include the following:

  • Well-developed interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work effectively in multi-disciplinary team
  • Ability to work effectively with patients who have challenging behaviours

Ā mātou rōpū (About our team)

Te Whatu Ora Nelson Marlborough is the main health provider for the top of the south. Nearly 3,000 strong, we are Nelson and Marlborough’s largest employer, which means the opportunities here are endless. Our main locations are Nelson and Wairau Hospitals and the Richmond and Marlborough Health Hubs, but we are spread across the region and service all parts of the community. Our work can be challenging, but we are up for it. We have a great team and we work hard to make a difference. We value integrity, innovation, respect and teamwork.

Ētahi atu mōhiohio (More information)

Ngā huanga o tēnei mahi (The benefits of this position)

Older Person’s Mental Health is growing and developing service providing physical and mental health professional development opportunities for the right applicant.

You will be joining a great team that values teamwork and is committed to supporting the best possible health outcomes for our elderly patients.

The full-time equivalent salary range for this position is $59,834 to $83,186 based on the current Mental Health and Public Health Nursing MECA, dependent on skills, experience, and registration in NZ.

Me pēhea ahau e tono ai? (How do I apply?)

Keen to apply now, it’s easy. Please fill in our online application form:

For general enquiries please contact our recruitment team on or 03 546 1274

Alternatively for role specific information please Christine Ball, Nurse Manager – Older Persons Mental Health via email to


Applications close Thursday, 18 August 2022 (unless filled prior).

Applications will be reviewed as received.

Nelson Marlborough Health strongly endorses Te Tiriti o Waitangi.

We believe that to achieve equity in health outcomes for Māori we need a workforce reflective of the population it serves. We strongly encourage applications from candidates who identify as Māori and we recruit for cultural competence.


He waka eke noa. We are all in this together.