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Mental Health Nurse - Nga Taiohi
Wellington Wellington New Zealand
Full Time
Health ProfessionalNZ

Located about 20 minutes away from central Wellington, in Porirua, is Nga Taiohi, our state of the art, national secure youth forensic, bicultural 10 bedded unit which opened in April 2016. This is the first national inpatient service for young offenders with acute severe mental health, alcohol and other drug (AOD) issues. This secure forensic unit is co-located with our existing Acute Youth Mental Health Inpatient Unit (Rangatahi) and the Youth Intellectual Disability (ID) Inpatient Unit (Hikitia Te Wairua) collectively known as the The Youth Centre for Excellence at Kenepuru Hospital. This new service is part of Mental Health, Addictions and Intellectual Disability Service (MHAID) 3DHB.

We are a progressive service committed to providing a culture of ongoing professional development for staff through regular clinical supervision, excellent professional development and recognition programme (PDRP), regular in-service training and support towards external education.


  • Registration with the Nursing Council of New Zealand as a Registered Nurse or Registered Psychiatric Nurse
  • A current practising certificate
  • Post registration education/learning and experience relevant to the specialty area of child and youth mental health nursing
  • Work in the MDT providing forensic medium secure services within a framework of clinical governance, offering assessment & treatment for youth offenders with mental health problems
  • Be willing to undergo a police vetting process

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