Registered & Enrolled Nurses - Perioperative, Nelson

Permanent full-time, part-time and casual positions available

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

  • Bring your positivity and theatre experience to Nelson Hospital
  • Surgical specialties include: General Surgery, Orthopaedics, Gynaecology, Urology, ENT, Ophthalmology, Dental, Acute/Trauma, Paediatrics, Plastics and Vascular

Ngā mōhiohio e pā ana ki ēnei mahi (About these positions)

Nelson Hospital Theatre Suite consists of 6 Operating Theatres with a Recovery Room, a Sterile Services department and Endoscopy suite. We are a friendly and supportive team focusing on providing a caring and professional environment, delivering quality care and extended nursing practice. 

Shifts are rostered and rotating across Sunday to Monday with on call after hours. 

Positions available include:

  • Casual - working as required, primarily covering staff leave and assisting with peak capacity.
  • Permanent 0.8 to 1.0FTE (64 to 80 hours a fortnight). 
  • Temporary 0.8FTE covering parental leave until mid-September 2023.

Please indicate which position(s) you're interested in via your covering letter. 

The full-time equivalent salary range for these positions:

  • if a RN is appointed, is $72,061 through to $95,340
  • if an EN is appointed is $61,146 to $73,609

based on the current NZNO Nursing and Midwifery MECA (Pay Equity adjustment), dependent on skills, experience and registration in NZ.

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

You will be a NZ Registered Nurse, or Enrolled Nurse, with a current APC and post-registration experience working with a multi-disciplinary perioperative team. You will have a positive attitude, an innovative and adaptable approach to practice, excellent communication skills and a real commitment to providing quality patient-centred care. You will also be a team player, who enjoys keeping up to date with clinical practice, with excellent organisational and time management skills.

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 (Nelson Marlborough) is the main health provider for the top of the south. Nearly 3,000 strong, we are Nelson and Marlborough’s largest employer. 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)

At Nelson Marlborough Health we encourage a workforce that is innovative, eager to learn and enhance their skills, and passionate about caring for our community.

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 mountain biking, kayaking, tramping, skiing, golf, sailing, as well as abundant sunshine and outstanding scenery. For more information on the Nelson/Tasman region visit 

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 enquiries please contact Monette Johnston, Theatre Manager, Nelson and Wairau at 

Apply now, it’s easy. Please fill in our online application form and include a cover letter outlining your interest in one or more position/s. 

As only one position description PD can be uploaded against a vacancy on our careers site, please email to request a copy of the Enrolled Nurse PD. 


Applications close: Open until filled. Applications will be reviewed as they are received, so we encourage you 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, Permanent/Full Time, Permanent/Part Time, Casual

Job no: N23-Theatres-NN-Jan

Location: Nelson Hospital

Closing Date: Open until filled