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Registered Nurse - Waiora Hinengaro

Location: Whanganui

Employment Type: Fixed term

About the role

Based in beautiful Whanganui Te Oranganui is a kaupapa Māori organisation who offers a range of health and wellbeing services for whānau in the Whanganui region and surrounding districts. 

Waiora Hinengaro provide mental health & addiction services to support tāngata whai ora in their journey back to health and wellbeing, which is also underpinned in the belief that people can find their own strengths to live the life the way they want, utilising whānau as key contributors.

Waiora Hinengaro have a number of support services that support a full spectrum of tāngata whai ora such as:

  • Rangatahi / Tamariki

  • Te Whare Mahana

  • Whakahaumanu Mana Tane

About the role:

Waiora Hinengaro, Mental Health and Addiction Services, has a vacancy for a registered nurse who will oversee the recovery and wellness journeys of tāngata whai ora and ensure the work of the service nurtures the fundamental values of Tikanga Māori as well as being clinically sound. Fixed term positions available.

About you:

The ideal applicant will have a passion for the health and wellbeing of Iwi, be committed to providing the best possible care and work very well with others. Understanding the application of Whare Tapa Wha in your practice as well as the ability to mentor and teach support workers is an important part of the role.

Your communication must be effective with all people in all settings. Other requirements are to have a NZ Practicing Certificate that allows you to work in a mental health setting, be computer literate, and have a full driver’s license, as some of the work may be across the rohe.

We offer a warm whānau focused work environment with a wide variety of benefits, such as:

  • Kaupapa Māori organisation

    • Regular Kapa haka and waiata

    • All staff Karakia & Mihi every morning

  • SuperLife Funeral Insurance

  • EAP & Supervision

  • Workplace wellness programme

    • Whānau events and activities

    • Diverse work environment

  • Workplace development

Applicants for this position must have NZ residency or a valid NZ work permit.


Please include:

  • Covering letter

  • Up to date CV

Who You Are

Experience & Qualifications

  • New Zealand Nursing Council Registered Nurse

  • Current practicing certificate that allows practice in a mental health service

  • Experience with working in mental health and/or addiction services

  • Can use word processor for communication needs including word processing, emailing and internet research


Skills & Attributes

  • Excellent facilitation and communication skills

  • Understand and be committed to improving health outcomes for Māori

  • Believes in and can implement a recovery and wellness approach

  • Well organised and can priorities

  • Is acceptable to whānau, hapū, iwi and māori community

  • Is a lifelong learner


Physical Attributes

  • A medium degree of physical capacity is required as the work involves standing, walking, sitting, stretching, twisting, bending and lifting/moving up to and above 15kgs frequently

  • Ability to move about and undertake necessary duties (sometimes in restricted spaces) both in an office environment and out in the community

  • Visual ability sufficient to drive a motor vehicle, read accurately, write/record in a legible manner

  • Hearing and speech sufficient to communicate with clients and co-workers enabling direct and telephone communication


Other requirements of this position

  • Current clean, full NZ driver license

  • Must be able to pass Te Oranganui background check process

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