Job Details

Auckland District Health Board

Mental Health Nurses
Grade Not Specified—Salary Not Specified

Auckland District Health Board (ADHB) is one of New Zealand's largest and highly respected public health providers. We've fostered an environment that takes a refreshing approach to the needs of service users, meaning you will see results that reflect positively on your decision to work here. We are committed to a partnership model of care, providing professional supervision and on-going professional development opportunities.


We are looking for great Nurses with bright ideas to join our Community and Inpatient teams.


Community Opportunities

Community Mental Health Services (CMHS) provide a range of services for adults with moderate to severe mental illness or psychological distress. CMHS is delivered primarily from the base at Cornwall House at Greenlane Clinical Centre.


Inpatient Opportunities

A number of fantastic Registered Nurse vacancies are available in our modern Inpatient Unit Te Whetu Tawera.


Te Whetu Tawera (TWT) is the Adult Acute Inpatient Mental Health Unit for Auckland District Health Board, which serves the population of central Auckland. TWT has 58 beds in a modern purpose built facility, including a 12 bed ICU. Situated at Auckland City Hospital in the heart of Auckland there is good access to public transport near the unit and it is close to several major shopping and entertainment centres. 


There is a range of nursing led quality initiatives that you will be actively able to contribute to. The productive programme ‘Releasing Time to Care’ is one of these led by Nurses to improve the functionality on their wards. The implementation of the 6 Core Strategies to reduce seclusion and restraint and creating less restrictive environments has been another priority for the last few years. The nursing team has been instrumental in the progress.


Charge Nurse Opportunities (Inpatient)

We are looking for Registered Comprehensive (with PG Cert in MH) or Psychiatric Nurses with previous experience in nursing leadership roles in mental health services. You will have a high level of understanding of the continuum of care and a commitment to the fundamental values and attitudes of modern mental health service delivery and be able to robustly evidence application of this in the clinical context. Evidence of successful completion of PDRP L3 or L4 is desired.


Outside of work there is the great New Zealand lifestyle beckoning whether you like the active outdoors pursuits or are more of a city person – both are on your doorstep!  


We welcome your application or initial enquiry whether you are looking at permanent or fixed-term contract inpatient or community opportunities and where required we can discuss an appropriate relocation package with you.  


If you are overseas and want to see if you are eligible for professional registration with the New Zealand Nursing Council, head to:


Registration with the New Zealand Nursing Council as a Registered Nurse) with PG cert in Mental Health Specialty Practice, or RPN / RMN, and a current Practicing Certificate, are essential prior to any appointment to a position.


If you would like to request a job description or have any questions please email Briar McKendry (Recruitment Consultant) at


To apply, please go to reference job number 073436 (for Community or Inpatient Nursing Roles) or 071212 (for Charge Nurse Roles) to make a positive career move.


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