Clinical Nurse Specialist – Diabetes (Blenheim)

Location: Wairau Hospital, Blenheim, with flexibility to travel district wide 

Exciting challenge for a senior Registered Nurse, with broad experience and clinical expertise in diabetes, to lead care across our region.

  • Be part of a vibrant team committed to client-centred care
  • Work collaboratively to help lead best practice in diabetes care across the community
  • Permanent 0.8 FTE position

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

We are looking for an enthusiastic and experienced Senior Registered Nurse with extensive clinical expertise in the diabetes, or a special interest in diabetes, to join our district-wide Diabetes Nursing Service on a permanent part-time basis, from January 2022. 

This role provides clinical expertise and leadership to ensure safe and effective services to individual clients. The role has a key focus on supporting people with diabetes and their whānau. The role includes the teaching of health professionals and facilitation of both formal and informal learning opportunities.  The Diabetes Service covers the continuum of care for both adults and children across primary and secondary services. 

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

We are looking for a person with extensive clinical experience preferably at a senior nurse level. They will have participated in service and care planning within multidisciplinary teams of professionals, focused on effective delivery of diabetes care.

Additional key requirements for this position include:

  • Post-Graduate Diploma in Nursing (or working towards)
  • Clinical expertise within diabetes care and education to people with diabetes and/or long term conditions
  • Evidence of attainment of Senior Nurse Level PDRP (or working towards)
  • Current registration and annual practising certificate
  • Leadership, teamwork and collaboration skills - integral to continuity of service delivery
  • Good time management and the ability to manage work in a planned and coordinated manner. 

Ā mātou rōpū (About our team)

Nelson Marlborough Health (NMH) is the main health provider for 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) 

Ngā huanga o tēnei mahi (The benefits of this position) 

As a key clinical leadership position within the nursing service at NMH, the CNS role will provide the next step in advanced nursing practice. You will enjoy working in partnership with patients, whānau and multidisciplinary practitioners - providing key evidence based nursing knowledge, practice and leadership to achieve optimum outcomes for people in our community with diabetes related health needs. 

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

For general enquiries please contact our recruitment team on or 03 546 1274. 

For role specific information please contact Stephanie Watson – ADON & Operations Manager Wairau Hospital via  or M. 022 012 5271.

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


Applications close extended to: Wednesday 8th December (if not filled prior). Applications will be reviewed as received.

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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Permanent/Part Time

Job no: W21-190

Location: Wairau Hospital

Closing Date: Wednesday 8th December (if not filled prior)