Registered or Enrolled Nurse - Surgical (Ward 10)

Nelson Hospital

Permanent 0.7 to 1.0 FTE positions available 

  • Recent post-registration acute care nursing experience is required
  • Interesting position with a diverse range of patients 

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

Ward 10 is a 27 bed General Surgical ward which provides acute and elective care across Colorectal, Vascular, Urology, Breast and Trauma specialties and includes a 3 bed Intermediate Care Unit (IMCU).  We practice in a collaborative patient partnership model of care to achieve best possible outcomes for our patients/families and whānau. 

We have the permanent positions available across a range of FTEs:

  • 0.7FTE working 56 hours a fortnight
  • 0.8FTE working 64 hours a fortnight
  • 0.9FTE working 72 hours a fortnight
  • 1.0FTE working 80 hours a fortnight 

Shifts will be rostered and rotating Sunday to Monday.

It would be appreciated if you could indicate which FTE(s) you are interested in via your covering letter.

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

You will be a NZ Registered or Enrolled Nurse with a current NZNC practising certificate and post-registration nursing experience in an acute care setting.

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.

For the health and safety of staff and patients all NMH staff are required to be vaccinated in accordance with the COVID-19 Public Health Response (Vaccinations) Order 2021, including boosters.

Nga 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.

In this role you will be able to apply your acute nursing skills to make a real difference to people’s lives. At Nelson Marlborough Health we do great work and we need a great team to help us deliver.

The Nelson region is a place of stunning natural landscapes – lakes, mountains, rivers, native bush and beaches. The region is known for its relaxed lifestyle and year round moderate climate and sunny days.  Find out more at

Ā mātou rōpū (About our team)

Nelson Marlborough Health 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 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?)

For role specific information please contact Tina Goodall – Charge Nurse Manager – Ward 10 on

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

Keen to apply now, it’s easy. Please click apply now and fill in our online application form and include a covering letter explaining why you are interested in one or more of the positions offered. 

As only one position description (PD) can be uploaded against a vacancy on our careers site, please email to request a copy of the Enrolled Nurse PD. 


Applications close: Open until filled. Applications will be processed as they are received. We encourage you to apply early


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 recruit for cultural competence and

encourage applications from candidates from all cultures.

He waka eke noa. We are all in this together.

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Permanent/Full Time, Permanent/Part Time

Job no: N22-Ward10-June

Location: Nelson Hospital

Closing Date: Open until filled