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Opportunities for experienced Mental Health Nurses

District Wide (Waitaki (Oamaru), Otago, Central Otago and Southland)

  • Are you looking for work / life balance in a beautiful part of the world?
  • Safe, family friendly with great amenities
  • An easy commute and affordable housing

Opportunities now and in the futureā€¦.

Experience a new kind of life in New Zealand, while making satisfying use of your training as a Registered Nurse.

About us

Southern DHB covers New Zealand’s largest geographical area, at the bottom of the South Island, and we’re looking for Registered Nurses who have experience in Mental Health to join our multi-disciplinary teams. We have opportunities for Nurses who have experience in Forensic, Intellectual Disability or Adult Intensive and Acute Care Inpatient wards, Community; and cover the whole life spectrum of Child, Youth, Family, Adult and Older People.

The Nursing Council of New Zealand recognise RNMH, RNLD, RNID and RMN qualifications, so if you have been thinking about a move to New Zealand but thought your scope was not recognised, think again!

The location

Some of the South Island’s best landscape is right here – scenic reserves, forests, fishing, lakes, great food and wine, outstanding nature, and an amazing variety of climates and locations from coastal to mountains. The Southern district offers excellent amenities, first class primary through to tertiary education, affordable housing and outstanding recreational opportunities, minimal traffic and friendly locals, but with the same sporting and cultural activities you’d find anywhere else. Whether it’s surfing, kayaking or sailing; skiing, hunting or fishing; theatre, live-music or art – there’s literally something for everyone. Check out for what the region and we can offer you and your family/whanau.

You can expect a warm welcome and a strong, communicative work environment where you can really focus on your patients and what’s best for them.

What will it take?

Ultimately – registration with the New Zealand Nursing Council and eligibility to live and work in New Zealand. Plus, a willingness to realise a new lifestyle for you and your family that the southern region can offer. If you’re thinking about a move to New Zealand there will never be a better time. We can put you in touch with others who’ve already made the life changing decision to move to New Zealand and join the team at Southern DHB.

If you’re ready to take that first step on your journey to New Zealand, then we’re ready to take the journey with you.

You will need current NZ registration and have an Annual Practicing Certificate and a scope of practice that allows you to work in mental health. If you are not currently registered in New Zealand information on registration is available at

The work visa is applied for through Immigration New Zealand

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