5 Aug 2022

Full-Time Registered Nurse – Mental Health and Wellbeing

University of Waikato  Hamilton, Waikato 75000 - 90000

Job Description

Student Health, Hauora Ākonga

Is making a difference in peoples’ lives a goal in your work? Is enhancing equity important to you? Do you want to work in a team where diversity is celebrated and valued? Student Health: Hauora Ākonga could be just the workplace for you.

Ko wai mātou? – Who are we?

Student Health: Hauora Ākonga, provides holistic, high quality, responsive and cost-effective services to students from modern premises on the Hamilton and Tauranga Campuses. Our purpose is to enhance student health and wellbeing for success at the University of Waikato and beyond. The principles that guide this mahi include a commitment to Te Tiriti o Waitangi, being integrated and student led, equity and student focused, holistic and evidence-based.

We are expanding our Mental Health and Wellbeing team and services and we are looking for a registered nurse with mental health speciality to join us on a permanent, continuing basis.

You will be part of a cohesive health team that includes Registered Nurses Mental Health and Wellbeing, Counsellors, a Social Worker, Health Promotion and Violence Prevention Coordinators, General Practitioners, Nurse Practitioners, Nurse Prescribers, Practice Nurses, a Chaplain and Administrators.

Ngā kōrero mō te tūranga – About the role

You will have expertise supporting tauira with mental health, wellbeing and addiction challenges.

Our nurses work with tauira and whānau to identify and support any mental health challenges that are impacting on health and wellbeing. You will work across both our Hamilton and Tauranga campuses as part of a friendly and skilled multi-disciplinary team.

You will link in with our community partners to ensure services and supports are culturally and clinically responsive to the tauira and whānau needs. This role is dynamic and evolving and plays an important role not only to Te Whare Wānanga o Waikato but to the wider community.

As well as individual tauira support, you will be involved in education and community development to promote the recognition of mental health challenges as well as increase the skills and knowledge of the University community. You will also address; poor health and wellbeing, promote equity and impact positively on health outcomes.

For more information on the Student Health: Hauora Ākonga see


Ko wai koe? – Who are you?

If you are ready for your next challenge, to utilise your expertise and to join a vibrant, creative, holistic health and wellbeing service, where you will be valued.

You will also have the following:

  • A Bachelor of Nursing qualification, with a current Practicing Certificate
  • Experience working in the mental health field
  • A commitment to culturally safe, recovery focussed and trauma informed practice
  • An ability to build connections with people and relate to a wonderfully diverse student community
  • An appreciation of models of wellbeing from a range of cultures
  • Excellent communication skills

He aha ngā take me tono mai ai koe? – Why should you apply for this position?

Be part of Student Health: Hauora Ākonga a fun, innovative and highly skilled team. Our University provides a unique and satisfying work environment with many benefits to our staff including study opportunities, generous superannuation and leave provisions.

Salary will be in the range of $74,802 to $86,268 per year pro rata, depending on qualifications, skills and experience.

Please note: This role engages with communities mandated by the Extended Covid-19 Public Health Response (Vaccinations) Amendment Order 2021 and you will therefore be required to provide proof of vaccination and booster for this role. For more information, please see Covid-19 information site.

Applications close on Monday 22 August 2022.

To view the position description, please copy and paste the following link in your browser: https://expressonline.haineslink.co.nz/pdfs/737513_JobDesc.pdf

Vacancy Number: 420244

For further information and to apply online, please copy and paste the following link in your browser: http://www.waikato.ac.nz/hrm/vacancies/current.shtml 

Job Category: Nursing. Job Type: Full-Time.
Closes August 22, 2022

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