Registered Nurse - District Nursing (Casual)

  • Casual positions for RNs with a sound understanding of community nursing
  • Palliative nursing experience is preferred
  • Day shifts with flexibility to cover on-call overnight shifts

Ngā mōhiohio e pā ana ki tēnei mahi (About this position)

We are a vibrant, friendly, multidisciplinary team, committed to providing a quality service to clients in the community. We are looking to appoint to casual positions, working on an as required basis, covering staff leave. 

The District Nursing Service runs a day time roster that includes weekend shifts and on-call overnight shifts for the palliative care service we provide. 

Ko wai he kaitono tōtika? (Who is an appropriate applicant?)

If you are an enthusiastic Registered Nurse with broad knowledge and skills and a passion for community nursing, and you have the flexibility to work on a casual basis - this could be the position for you. You will have NZNC registration, a current practising certificate and a full driver's licence. Palliative nursing experience is preferred.

You will be a team player, who enjoys keeping up to date with clinical practice, with excellent organisational and time management skills and a commitment to quality.

Ā mātou rōpū (About our team)

Nelson Marlborough Health is the main health provider for the Te Tau Ihu, the top of the south. Nearly 3,000 strong, we are Nelson and Marlborough’s largest employer, which means the opportunities here are endless. Our main locations are Nelson and Wairau Hospitals but we are spread across the region and service all parts of the community. Our work can be challenging, but we are up for it. We have a great team and we work hard to make a difference. We value integrity, innovation, respect and teamwork. 

Ētahi atu mōhiohio (More Information)

Me pēhea ahau e tono ai? (How do I apply?)

Keen to apply now, it’s easy. Please click apply now and fill in our online application form.  

For general enquiries please contact our recruitment team on or 03 546 1274. Alternatively, for role specific information please contact Lisa Knowles – Associate Charge Nurse Manager at  

Ref: N20-359

Closing date: Open until filled

Nelson Marlborough Health strongly endorses Te Tiriti o Waitangi.

We believe that to achieve equity in health outcomes for Māori we need a workforce reflective of the population it serves. We strongly encourage applications from candidates who identify as Māori and we recruit for cultural competence.  

He waka eke noa. We are all in this together.

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Job no: N20-359

Location: Nelson Community

Closing Date: Open until filled