Registered Nurses - Perioperative, Nelson (3.0FTE)

Nelson Hospital 

  • Experienced theatre nurses required.
  • Permanent opportunities within the 0.5FTE to 1.0FTE range.

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

Nelson Hospital Theatre Suite consists of 6 Operating Theatres with a Recovery Room, a Sterile Services department and Endoscopy suite. We are a friendly and supportive team focusing on providing a caring and professional environment, delivering quality care and extended nursing practice. Shifts are rostered and rotating across Sunday to Monday with on call after hours. 

**Please indicate in your covering letter the FTE or hours/fortnight that you'd prefer within the 0.5FTE (40 hrs/fortnight) up to 1.0FTE (80 hrs/fortnight) range**

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

You will be a NZ Registered Nurse with a current APC and post-registration experience working with a multi-disciplinary perioperative team. You will have a positive attitude, an innovative and adaptable approach to practice, excellent communication skills and a real commitment to providing quality patient-centred care. You will also be a team player, who enjoys keeping up to date with clinical practice, with excellent organisational and time management skills.

Ā mātou rōpū (About our team)

Te Whatu Ora 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. 

You may be interested in viewing our short video at Registered Nurse – Nelson Marlborough Health (

Ētahi atu mōhiohio (More Information)

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

At Te Whatu Ora we encourage a workforce that is innovative, eager to learn and enhance their skills, and passionate about caring for our community. We do great work and we need a great team to help us deliver.

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 mountain biking, 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?) 

For general enquiries please contact our recruitment team on or 03 539 5746. For role specific enquiries please contact Monette Johnston, Theatre Manager, Nelson and Wairau at

Apply now, it’s easy. Please fill in our online application form and include a cover letter outlining your interest in the role and your preferred FTE within the 0.5 to 1.0FTE range. 


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

Job no: N24-056

Location: Nelson Hospital

Closing Date: Open until filled.