Registered Nurse, Special Care Baby Unit, Nelson Hospital

Permanent 0.7FTE (56 hours a fortnight)

  • NZ Registered Nurse with neonatal experience (preferred)
  • Committed to working in partnership with families and whanau 

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

We have a Registered Nurse position available in our Special Care Baby Unit at Nelson Hospital. You will be working rostered and rotating shifts in this part-time position. We are a secondary level neonatal unit, with capacity for up to 10 cots, using a family integrated model of care. 

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

You will be a NZ registered nurse, with a current APC, and will be flexible and adaptable to accommodate our variable workload and acuity.  We are seeking someone with a commitment to quality and safe care focused on improving the health outcomes for neonates and their whānau.

For the health and safety of both staff and patients, and in line with the Health Order, all NMH staff are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19.

Ā mātou rōpū (About our team)

Nelson Marlborough Health is the main health provider for 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)

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. We do great work and we need a great team to help us deliver. We provide a great place to work with professional development opportunities, job security, and workplace wellness programmes.

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, mountain biking,  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 information please contact Jan Kirk, Charge Nurse Manager – SCBU, at

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


Applications close: Thursday 9th December 

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: N21-767

Location: Nelson Hospital

Closing Date: Thursday, 9 December 2021