Registered Nurses - Emergency Department, Nelson

Permanent part time positions available from 0.5FTE up to 0.9FTE (40 hours up to 72 hours a fortnight)

Join Health New Zealand l Te Whatu Ora Nelson Marlborough at a key time of change where you will meaningfully contribute to our kaupapa of creating a more equitable, accessible, cohesive, and people-centred health system. This is mahi that will improve the health and well-being of everyone in Aotearoa, and we've got an opportunity for you to be part of it. 

  • ED or Acute Care post-registration experience is required
  • So many outdoor activities and tracks close by
  • Very laid back, family orientated place to live
  • AMAZING PARKING. Hard to believe but you can park on the street outside and be at work in 2 minutes!

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.

**Important: Please indicate your preferred FTE via your covering letter**

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

You will 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.

Ā mātou rōpū (About our team)

Health NZ Nelson Marlborough is the main health provider for the Te Tau Ihu, the top of the south. With nearly 3,000 employees, we are Nelson’s and Marlborough’s largest employer supporting the health and wellbeing of over 150,000 citizens across the region. 

Our main locations are Nelson and Wairau Hospitals, and the Richmond and Marlborough Health Hubs, 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) 

What our nurses say about living in Nelson and working at Nelson ED.

  • The team here is amazing. Such a variety of backgrounds and people you can learn from at different ages and stages of life. People have a lot of different interests that you may be interested in and can find a buddy.
  • Everyone here is very welcoming, I never felt out of place or like I had to try hard to fit in 😊
  • Very laid back, family orientated place to live. If you're looking for less hustle and bustle, like in the big cities, Nelson is an amazing place to be.

The full-time equivalent salary for a NZ Registered Nurse is $81,683 to $106,739 (effective from 1 April 2024) based on the current NZNO Collective Agreement, dependent on NZ registration and experience.

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

For role specific information please contact Vicki Bijl, Charge Nurse Manager on

For general enquiries please contact our recruitment team on or 03 546 1274. 

Apply now, it’s easy. Please fill in our online application form and include a brief covering letter indicating which position(s) you would like to be considered for.

We look forward to receiving your application.


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

Health NZ l Te Whatu Ora Nelson Marlborough 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, Temporary/Part Time

Job no: N24-ED-NN-April

Location: Nelson Hospital

Closing Date: Open until filled