Registered Nurses - Emergency, Wairau Hospital

Permanent 0.6FTE to 0.9FTE positions available

Wairau Hospital, Blenheim

Te Whatu Ora Health New Zealand (Nelson Marlborough) formerly NMDHB

  • ED or Acute Care post-registration experience is required.
  • Many outdoor activities including adventure bike / hiking and walking tracks.
  • A relaxed, friendly, and family orientated place to live and raise a family.
  • Into water sports or fishing? We connected to the Marlborough Sounds and Picton.
  • Craving a few days of hustle & bustle - catch the ferry from Picton, or take a quick flight and you will find yourself in NZ’s capital city - Wellington.
  • AMAZING CAR PARKING. Hard to believe that there is a staff carpark with no cost, or you can park on streets close by and be at work with 2 minutes.

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

You will never have an uneventful day in the Wairau Hospital Emergency Department! ED nursing uses all your skills and provides daily learning opportunities. We focus on excellent, quality care and are committed to improving the experience of patients and their whanau.

We provide a supportive and nurturing workplace to assist staff to meet the challenges of this diverse area, at the frontline of the acute health care service. 

Our Emergency Department is co-located with our well-equipped High Dependency/Acute Assessment Unit (HDU/AAU). 

We are now recruiting to permanent positions from 0.6 FTE (48 hours a fortnight) up to 0.9 FTE (72 hours a fortnight).

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 emergency 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.

Te Whatu Ora staff must have completed their primary course of two NZ approved COVID-19 vaccinations.

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, 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) 

Working in Wairau Hospital

The Marlborough region offers a very friendly and safe community. The region has 20% of New Zealand’s coastline and boasts 2400 sunshine hours per year. It is unrivalled in the array of easily accessible leisure pursuits and outdoor activities it provides. Less hustle and bustle of a big city Marlborough brings amazing adventures and a unique lifestyle.

For more information on the Marlborough visit

The full-time equivalent salary range for these RN positions is $72,061 to $95,340 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 Simon Langford, Charae Nurse Manager at

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

Apply now, it's easy. Please complete our online application form and include a brief covering letter. Please remember to include your preferred FTE. 


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

Job no: W23-ED-WR-June

Location: Wairau Hospital

Closing Date: Open until filled