Registered Nurse or Enrolled Nurse or RNAA – Theatre, Wairau Hospital

Location: Blenheim 

Permanent 0.8FTE 

  • Enthusiastic RN or EN or RNAA – with Theatre experience
  • Challenging environment with plenty of variety

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

Wairau Hospital Theatre Suite consists of 5 Operating Theatres with a Recovery Room, a Sterile Services department and Day Stay Unit. 

We have a permanent 0.8FTE position (64 hours a fortnight) available. This position is based in the main theatre department where we provide public acute and elective services, as well as private cases. Shifts are rostered Monday-Sunday, with on call after hours and at the weekends. 

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

You will be an experienced Theatre RN, EN or RNAA with the ability to care for patients undergoing a variety of acute and elective surgical procedures. 

Team work is key in the operating theatre; you will need to be a team-player with a collaborative attitude towards patient care.

Ā mātou rōpū (About our team)

We are a friendly, supportive team committed to delivering excellence in quality of care to our patients. 

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) 

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

We will provide you with the opportunity to develop your qualities and extend your nursing practice. 

Our team prides itself on our “all for one” “one for all” ethos. You will feel included, consulted and supported in our team. We work hard, we do a fantastic job and we enjoy doing it. Most importantly we achieve more by doing it together!!

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

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

For general enquiries please contact our recruitment team on or 03 546 1274. Alternatively, for role specific information please contact Annette Enright, Charge Nurse Manager Perioperative Services on 

As only one position description (PD) can be uploaded to the NMH Careers Site, please email to request a copy of the EN position description.


Applications close: Sunday 16th May 

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: W21-090

Location: Wairau Hospital

Closing Date: Sunday, 16 May 2021