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Registered Nurse - Whanganui Prison

Full time
Expires in: EXPIRED
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Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role

  • Enjoy genuine work-life balance, diverse practice, and career growth
  • Develop skills in various health areas, from mental health to emergencies
  • Join us at Whanganui Prison

Ngā kawenga | About the role

Our Nurses benefit from a genuine work-life balance, avoiding night shift work while engaging in a diverse range of practice settings. They operate in an environment that not only supports them but also provides professional career opportunities. If you are seeking a rewarding and challenging work environment, possess adaptable clinical skills, and demonstrate strong organisational and communication abilities, a career in nursing at Ara Poutama Aotearoa (Department of Corrections) might be the right fit.

Working in our prison health centers presents nurses with unique opportunities to develop and apply their skills across a broad spectrum of clinical areas. Daily responsibilities involve providing a comprehensive range of primary health care services, assessing and managing individuals with various health needs, including physical and mental health, substance abuse, health education, and responding to emergencies while offering acute care.

He kōrero mōu | About you 

There are openings at Whanganui Prison for Registered Nurses who can demonstrate:

Recent clinical experience in either primary or secondary health care nursing. A diverse range of post-graduate clinical exposure. The ability to assess and respond effectively to emergency situations. A strong motivation to continue learning and advancing professionally. A non-judgmental approach. Experience in triage, which is considered desirable for these roles.

If you meet these criteria, we encourage you to apply and join our team, contributing to the healthcare environment at Whanganui Prison.

Utu ā-tau | Salary

The full salary range from 1st July 2024 $75,773 - $106,739. Appointment and remuneration will reflect skills and experience relevant to the role.

Ko wai mātou | About us

Ara Poutama Aotearoa (Department of Corrections) Health Services lead the delivery of patient-focused primary health care services to tangata within corrections facilities across Aotearoa. Hōkai Rangi, our over-arching strategic direction, places the focus on health at the heart of our business. Building our frameworks from a Mātauranga Māori basis is our focus to drive and support equity for Māori, which in turn will contribute to achieving our outcomes of reducing reoffending.

You can find out more about us here.

Tono ināianei | Apply now - Applications close - Monday 27th May 2024

Please apply and describe your motivation for joining the department, highlighting relevant skills and experience. Please include a tailored CV or Cover Letter. Alignment to our Kaupapa is critical to our success - we ask that you provide examples that reflect and demonstrate our organisation values. 

Ara Poutama Aotearoa values diversity in our workforce, and as a Public Service organisation we are committed to building a workforce which reflects the public we serve. We strive to make our recruitment process fair and inclusive, and we encourage you to discuss reasonable accommodations with us if required.

If you want to find out more about a career with us visit our careers page or email our team at