Registered Nurses - Emergency Department, Nelson Hospital

Te Whatu Ora Health New Zealand (Nelson Marlborough)

Nelson Hospital

  • ED or Acute Care post-registration experience is required
  • Part-time and casual positions available
Ngā mōhiohio e pā ana ki tēnei mahi (About this position)

You will never have an uneventful day in the Nelson Hospital Emergency Department! 

ED nursing uses all your skills and provides daily learning opportunities, with around 28,000 patient presentations per annum across the lifespan. We focus on excellent, quality care and are committed to improving the experience of patients and their whanau.

We have:

  • Permanent part-time positions available within the 0.6FTE to 0.8FTE range (48 to 64 hours a fortnight) rostered and rotating across all shifts, Monday to Sunday.
  • A fixed-term 0.7FTE position working 56 hours a fortnight until 30 June 2023.


  • Casual positions, working on an as required basis across all shifts, covering staff leave and periods of peak service demand. Some forward planning and rostering will be available when covering planned leave; however, it's important that you have the flexibility to sometimes work at short notice.

Important: Please indicate in your covering letter which positions you are interested in.

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

You must be a NZ Registered Nurse with a current NZNC practising certificate and post-registration nursing experience in ED or acute care.  You will also be a team player, who enjoys keeping up to date with clinical practice, with excellent organisational and time management skills and a commitment to quality.

For the health and safety of staff and patients all Te Whatu Ora staff are required to be vaccinated in accordance with the COVID-19 Public Health Response (Vaccinations) Order 2021, including boosters.

Ā mātou rōpū (About our team)

Te Whatu Ora 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) 

In this role you will be able to apply your nursing skills to make a real difference to people’s lives.

The full-time equivalent salary range for these RN positions is $64,291 through to $83,186 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 role specific information please contact Vicki Bijl, Acting Charge Nurse Manager on

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 and include a brief covering letter indicating which position/s you are interested in.


Applications close: Open until filled. Applications will be reviewed as they are received.

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, Casual, Fixed Term/Part Time

Job no: N22-ED-Aug

Location: Nelson Hospital

Closing Date: Open until filled