Charge Nurse Manager – Inpatient Unit, Wairau Hospital, Blenheim

  • Are you looking for a nursing leadership role with ability to enhance your lifestyle?
  • Full time (1.0FTE) position

About the role

We are looking for a Charge Nurse Manager to lead the Inpatient Nursing team at Wairau Hospital in Blenheim.

The Inpatient Unit is a 45 bedded unit covering Medical, Assessment Treatment & Rehabilitation (AT&R) and Surgical services with both acute and elective patient admissions.  A wide range of surgical services access the inpatient unit including: General Surgery, Orthopaedics, Urology and Gynaecology. Medical physicians work onsite to deliver acute care and rehabilitation to patients accessing care.

About you

You will be experienced in leading and managing a contemporary nursing team, with the ability to run a multi-disciplinary ward environment. You will have an enthusiasm for quality and change management to maintain and improve patient outcomes with an ever evolving model of care.

You will have a minimum of 5 years recent Registered Nursing experience at a Senior level, with relevant PDRP portfolio, and will have demonstrated your ability to work in a collaborative manner with proven change management skills.

You will also have:

  • excellent communication skills
  • knowledge and experience of Patient Flow initiatives 
  • a Post Graduate Diploma
  • a Masters of Nursing, or working towards completion (advantageous). 

About us

Nelson Marlborough Health (NMH) is the main health service provider for New Zealand’s Nelson, Tasman and Marlborough regions, serving nearly 145,000 people across two main hospitals, public health and a range of community services. We provide a great place to work with professional development opportunities, job security, and workplace wellness programmes.

Blenheim is located at the centre of a large wine growing area, is adjacent to the Marlborough Sounds and within close proximity to three national parks. For more information on the Marlborough region visit

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How to apply

Keen to apply now, it’s easy. Please 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 Joyce Forsyth, Associate Director of Nursing and Operations Manager via

Ref: W19-008

Applications close: Sunday 3rd February

Permanent/Full Time

Job no: W18-008

Location: Blenheim

Closing Date: Sunday, 3 February 2019