Registered or Enrolled Nurse - Ward 10, Nelson

Nelson Hospital

Permanent 0.8 positions (working 64 hours a fortnight)

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

  • Recent post-registration acute care nursing experience is required
  • Interesting role with a diverse range of patients
  • Apply your acute nursing skills to make a real difference to people’s lives 

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 are a team of compassionate and respectful nurses who thrive on high levels of job satisfaction. Nurses are encouraged to participate in professional development opportunities and experience within the IMCU facilitates opportunities to challenge your knowledge and practise caring for high acuity patients.

Our nurses' benefit from great working relationships between multidisciplinary health professionals and the surgical teams.

Shifts will be rostered and rotating Sunday to Monday, with the flexibility to swap shifts and request preferred rosters.

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.

Te Whatu Ora staff must have completed their primary course of NZ approved COVID-19 vaccines as they have direct contact with patients and members of the public.

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

What are our nurses saying about working in Ward 10?

  • Awesome staff. Great exposure in an acute setting. I think if you can work on ward 10, you can work almost anywhere in the hospital. There are always learning opportunities available to advance your skillset.
  • Wonderful team dynamics and support. We help each other with heavy workloads. Great team communication.

Located on the 41st parallel Nelson is blessed by warm weather and is always in contention for the country’s highest sunshine hours (approx. 2,400 per annum). 

Nelson / Tasman 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. Find out more at

Ā mātou rōpū (About our team)

Te Whatu Ora (Nelson Marlborough) 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 outlining your interest in joining us in Ward 10. 

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: Thursday 23rd February (unless filled prior).  Applications will be processed as they are received. 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 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/Part Time

Job no: N23-062

Location: Nelson Hospital

Closing Date: Thursday 23rd February (unless filled prior)