Registered Nurse - Regional Rehabilitation Inpatient unit (Tawhirimatea)

Location:  Porirua, Wellington

Contract:  Permanent .93FTE

Service:    Tawhirimatea - Regional Rehabilitation Inpatient Services

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Tawhirimatea, our Regional Rehabilitation Inpatient Unit, is a 29 bed safe care facility which provides rehabilitation services to people within Te Korowai Whariki’s Rehabilitation Service. This is a regional innovative supportive service which works along side clients in supporting their journey of recovery using a multidisciplinary team approach.  The service provides consumers with specialised care with a focus on recovery and rehabilitation in both secure and open settings. An exciting opportunity exists to be part of this committed, innovative and creative team implementing multi-disciplinary approach for consumers within the Regional Forensic and Rehabilitation Services.

Te Korowai Whāriki is part of the Mental Health Addiction and Intellectual Disability Service, 3 DHB which covers the central region from Tairawhiti on the East Coast across to Wanganui and south to Wellington and Wairarapa.  It encompasses Central Regional Forensic inpatient and community services, Youth Forensic service, Inpatient Rehabilitation and Extended Care Services, and Intellectual Disability services. Located about 20 minutes away from central Wellington, in Porirua, the Regional Rehabilitation units provide consumers with specialised care with a focus on recovery and rehabilitation in both secure and open settings.

This is a progressive service, committed to providing a culture of ongoing professional develolpment for staff through regular clinical supervision, excellent professional development & recognition program, regular in-service training and support towards external education.

Skills & Experience:

  • Experience working within the Mental health area
  • Working within multidisciplinary teams
  • Full drivers licence


  • New Zealand Registered Nurse
  • Current practising certificate (scope of practise either comprehensive / mental health)


About our organisation:

Capital and Coast DHB (CCDHB) is located centrally in Wellington and has over 6,000 full-time equivalent staff, making us one of the major employers in the Wellington region. CCDHB operates two hospitals - Wellington Regional Hospital in Newtown and Kenepuru Hospital in Porirua - as well as the Kapiti Health Centre at Paraparaumu. 

The Mental Health, Addiction and Intellectual Disability Service (MHAIDS) spans three DHBs - Wairarapa, Hutt Valley and Capital and Coast DHB's and includes local, regional, and national services. The local MHAIDS services are provided from multiple sites within the 3DHB sub-region - greater Wellington, Hutt Valley and Wairarapa. 

Here at CCDHB we embrace diversity and welcome applications from people of all gender identities, ages, ethnicities, sexual orientations, disability and religions. A workforce that is diverse and inclusive means that we are better positioned to understand and serve our community.

CCDHB is a pro-equity Health Organisation, with a particular focus on Māori and Pacific Peoples.

CCDHB provides a range of specialist services including neurosurgery, oncology, neonatal intensive care and community-based services including district nursing, rehabilitation services, social work, alcohol and drug services, and home support services to a population of around 900,000 people.

How to apply:

Applications will not be accepted via email. All candidates applying for any of our current vacancies must complete an online CCDHB application form by clicking the 'Apply Now' button. 

Please ensure your uploaded CV and cover letter is in either Word or PDF format. For further information on this role, please email

Ma tini, ma mano, ka rapa te whai

By joining together we will succeed


Permanent/Full Time, Permanent/Part Time

Job no: NMMH011-20

Location: Kenepuru Hospital/Porirua

Closing Date: Sunday, 12 April 2020