Registered Nurses – Medical Unit

Nelson Hospital

Fixed-term positions available 

  • Acute care nursing experience is required
  • Rewarding work with a great team 

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

Our 30 bed medical unit is the only acute medical admitting ward at Nelson Hospital. We are a fast paced, dynamic unit catering to a number of medical specialities such as cardiology, oncology, respiratory and neurology. 

We have two fixed term positions available:

  • 1 x 0.7FTE (56 hrs/fortnight) position covering parental leave from 24/05/21 to 01/06/22.
  • 1 x 0.6FTE (48 hrs/fortnight) position from 03/05/21 to 30/01/22.

N.B. Please indicate if you have a preference for either position via your covering letter. 

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

You will have current registration with the NZNC and recent acute nursing experience. It will be important that you have a commitment to providing a quality service and being part of a high performing team. 

This role would suit a nurse who thrives in a fast-paced environment and has great assessment and time management skills. You will be confident in your practice, able to work autonomously and relate well to a wide variety of people including patients, families, and our multidisciplinary clinical teams. Every day is different and our nurses enjoy the variety of work, the people they interact with, and the challenge of giving each patient the best experience, whilst ensuring that everything runs to schedule.

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

We offer an environment where our team strives to achieve the best outcomes for our patients and their families and whānau. We provide a great place to work with professional development opportunities, job security, and workplace wellness programmes. 

Ā mātou rōpū (About our team)  

Nelson Marlborough Health is the main health provider for the 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)

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

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

For general enquiries please contact our recruitment team on or 03 546 1274. Alternatively, for role specific information please contact Charge Nurse Manager, Lucy Nunns on


Applications close: Thursday 22nd April 

Nelson Marlborough Health 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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Fixed Term/Part Time

Job no: N21-218

Location: Nelson Hospital

Closing Date: Thursday, 22 April 2021