Registered Nurse – Surgical Services (Ward 10)

  • Temporary 0.8FTE covering parental leave
  • Recent general surgical nursing experience is required
  • Seize this opportunity to join us in one of NZ's most sought after regions

Ward 10 is a 25 bed General Surgical ward at Nelson Hospital which provides acute and elective care across Colorectal, Vascular, Urology, Breast and Trauma specialties.  We are looking for vibrant and enthusiastic registered nurses to join our team.

We strive for clinical excellence and will support you to further your professional development to ensure you are providing the most up-to-date, best practice nursing care for patients, and you have every opportunity to get to where you want to go in your nursing career. 

About the role

This is a temporary position, working 64 hours a fortnight, covering parental leave for up to 12 months, commending mid-January 2019.

The key duties and responsibilities of these positions are to practise both independently and in collaboration with your nursing colleagues and other health professionals; to assess consumer’s health needs and utilise your knowledge and experience in surgical nursing to provide quality care; and to advise and support consumers to manage their own health.  

About you

As our preferred applicants you will have:

  • Recent general surgical nursing experience;
  • A commitment to providing a quality service and being part of a high performing team;
  • A good understanding of the patient journey;
  • The ability to adapt and embrace a fast moving and changing work environment;
  • Current NZNC registration and practising certificate.
  • A minimum of one year's post graduate nursing experience. 

About us

Nelson Marlborough Health (NMH) is the main health service provider for New Zealand’s Nelson, Tasman and Marlborough regions, serving nearly 145,000 people across two main hospitals, public health and a range of community services. We provide a great place to work with professional development opportunities, job security, and workplace wellness programmes.

Find out more about nursing at Nelson Marlborough Health 

What we offer

The top of the South Island is renowned for its National Parks, access to outdoor recreational pursuits, arts, vineyards and much more.  The community has excellent options for schooling and most sporting and cultural facilities.   

How to apply

For role specific information please contact Carolyn Anderson, Charge Nurse Manager Ward 10, email: For general enquiries please contact our recruitment team on or 03 546 1274.

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

Ref: N18-573

Applications close: Sunday, 16th December

Fixed Term/Temporary/Part Time

Job no: N18-573

Location: Nelson

Closing Date: Sunday, 16 December 2018