Nursing at Corrections provides opportunities to change lives through improving the health of vulnerable and often high health need people.

Our Nēhi are valued members of multi-disciplinary teams working to support people in prison to achieve the goals in health care and custodial management plans.

Nēhi are the health professionals those in prison see most regularly. They undertake screening and assessment activities, deliver health education, and provide primary health care and emergency interventions for acute and chronic mental and physical health conditions.

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Skills we look for

 We are looking for people who:

  • have advanced assessment and decision making skills
  • ability to communicate with diverse groups of people
  • have strong understanding of professional boundaries
  • committed to working part of a team
  • can work independently
  • the ability to manage workload and juggle priorities.
What we can offer
  • Rostered hours between 6am and 10pm, seven days a week. There is a rostered on-call requirement between the hours of 10pm and 6am
  • Registered Nurses salary ranges from $59,834 to $83,186 (plus PDRP allowance on achievement)
  • Clinical Team Leaders salary ranges from $92,687 to $102,178 (includes 3 steps)
  • Enrolled Nurses salary ranges from $54,432 to $62,847 (plus PDRP allowance on achievement)
  • Health Care Assistants salary ranges from $50,719 to $59,670
  • Ongoing training and development opportunities
What you need
  • Current New Zealand practising certificate
  • Legal right to work in New Zealand
  • Ability to pass a drug test and be fully vaccinated against COVID-19
  • Declare any conflicts of interest and previous convictions to be assessed on a case by case basis. Clean Slate act applies - police vetting will not provide any information that should not be disclosed under the Clean Slate Act
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Everyone has a story, everyone has a history, but we’re here to empower them and support them to be the best they can be.

Sarah - Health Centre Manager
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