Registered Nurses – Intensive Care/Coronary Care

Te Whatu Ora Health New Zealand (Nelson Marlborough)

Nelson Hospital

Permanent and fixed-term positions

  • Bring your acute coronary care and/or ICU nursing experience to sunny Nelson
  • Great team focused on achieving optimum health outcomes for patients

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

Join our motivated and enthusiastic workforce at Nelson Hospital’s 7-bed Intensive and Coronary Care Unit. Our unit provides care to patients receiving acute coronary care and critical care therapies. 

We are keen to hear from enthusiastic Registered Nurses who are excited about the prospect of working in a multi-specialty area with supported clinical development.

Permanent positions

  • 0.5FTE working 40 hours a fortnight (pending approval)
  • 0.7FTE working 56 hours a fortnight
  • 0.8FTE working 64 hours a fortnight

Fixed-term position

  • Fixed Term 0.8FTE for 6 months

Please Note: It would be helpful if you could let us know which position/s you are interested in via your covering letter. 

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

It is preferable that you have a minimum of two years recent acute nursing, or significant ICU experience. The role will involve full internal rotation onto night shifts. You will have well-developed acute care clinical skills and will value working collaboratively as a proactive and supportive team member, focused on achieving optimum health outcomes for patients requiring Intensive Care services. 

You will also demonstrate:

  • adaptability in a dynamic rapidly changing work environment. 
  • willingness to share professional knowledge and skills within the Intensive Care team. 

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 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.

Etahi atu mōhiohio (More Information) 

Ngā huanga o tēnei mahi (The benefits of this position)

Critical care nursing is a rewarding career and Nelson Marlborough Health will provide a robust orientation program supporting your transitional phase.

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, 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?)

Keen to apply now, it’s easy. Please fill in our online application form and include a covering letter advising the hours/FTE you are interested in.

For role specific information please contact Fiona Simmons, Charge Nurse Manager on  

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


Applications close: Open until filled. Applications will be reviewed as received, so we encourage you to apply early.

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/Full Time, Permanent/Part Time, Fixed Term/Part Time

Job no: N22-ICCU-Aug

Location: Nelson Hospital

Closing Date: Open until filled