Nurse Educator - Paediatrics (0.4FTE) Nelson

Nelson Hospital 32 hours/fortnight, Monday to Friday

Te Whatu Ora Health New Zealand (Nelson Marlborough) formally NMDHB

  • Time to make a career move and take on a nurse educator role
  • Coach and develop staff
  • Opportunity to have a greater impact 

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

The Nurse Educator Paediatric services is a key member of both the Paediatric and Workforce Development teams. Although based at Nelson Hospital, this role will also provide support for other areas in the organisation. 

As a Nurse Educator it is your role to coach and educate staff to their best potential resulting in improved experiences for our health consumers. You will work alongside the paediatric team, in a clinical coach/mentoring capacity, leading and embedding evidence-based practice, developing education strategies, involving staff in identifying areas for development, and developing objectives and plans in order to help staff apply learnings to practice.

A large component of this role will be ensuring that clinical quality systems are in place within and across our nursing services to enhance care delivery. 

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

You will be an experienced, resilient and adaptable senior registered nurse with a current practicing certificate and extensive paediatric care nursing experience. You will have excellent communication and engagement skills, and you will have demonstrated your ability to teach adults in both formal and informal setting. You will have a current Expert portfolio (or working towards) and a Certificate in Adult Teaching Level 4, as well as Masters of Nursing level post graduate education, or working towards (essential).

Te Whatu Ora staff must have completed their primary course of NZ approved COVID-19 vaccines as they have direct contact with patients and members of the public.

Ā mātou rōpū (About our team)

Te Whatu Ora, Health NZ (Nelson Marlborough), formally NMDHB, 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)

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

If you are looking for a new role, working alongside an enthusiastic and supportive team that is focused on constantly improving the level of care provided to the nelson community, this is the role for you.

Nelson is one of New Zealand’s top lifestyle destinations and offers an amazing variety of leisure pursuits, beaches, rivers and national parks with great opportunities for outdoor activities such as kayaking, tramping, skiing, golf, sailing, as well as abundant sunshine and outstanding scenery. For more information on the Nelson/Tasman region visit

The full-time equivalent salary range for this designated senior nurse position is $110,282 to $121,161 based on the current NZNO Nursing and Midwifery MECA dependent on skills, experience, and registration in NZ. 

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 Jodi Miller, Associate Director of Nursing – Workforce Development at or phone 022 021 9032. 

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


Applications close:  Thursday 16th February (unless filled prior). Applications will be reviewed as received therefore you’re encourage to apply early.

Te Whatu Ora 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: N23-046

Location: Nelson Hospital

Closing Date: Thursday, 16 February 2023