Registered or Enrolled Nurses (casual pool) Nelson

Casual Pool, Nelson Hospital, with choice of traditional AM, PM, and Night shifts, as well as flexible shifts.

  • Enjoy the variety that being part of our casual pool offers
  • Post-registration nursing experience is required
  • Casual positions working across a range of shifts & clinical areas

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

We have a range of casual pool opportunities for skilled, motivated and enthusiastic NZ Registered Nurses and Enrolled Nurses with post-registration nursing experience. 

As these are casual positions you could expect ad hoc shifts, (covering leave and illness), with some forward planning and scheduling available when covering planned leave. 

We are recruiting nurses who are able to work the traditional AM, PM & Night shifts and/or flexible hours of work to support clinical teams.

Flexible hour examples:

  • 09:00- 14:00
  • 10:00-14:30
  • 14:00-18:00
  • 18:00-23:00 or similar.


Important: Please advise your preferred casual shifts in your covering letter.

N.B. Applicants must be NZ or Australian citizens, or NZ permanent residents, or hold a valid visa. 

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

Your excellent clinical and communication skills and your can do attitude will be put to good use in this role as you’ll be working in a dynamic environment and adjusting to a variety of clinical areas. 

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. 

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 talented team to help us deliver.

The full-time equivalent salary range for:

  • a Registered Nurse is $81,683 to $106,739 (from 1 April 2024)
  • an Enrolled Nurse is $72,985 to $83,349 (from 1 April 2024)

based on the NZNO Nursing and Midwifery MECA (March 2023 - 31 October 2024) dependent on skills, experience, and registration in NZ.

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

For general enquiries please contact our recruitment team on or 03 539 5746.

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

Apply now, it’s easy. Please fill in our online application form and include a cover letter explaining why you are interested in this position, and the shifts you'd prefer.


Closing date: Open until filled (applications will be reviewed regularly). 

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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Job no: N24-080

Location: Nelson Hospital

Closing Date: Open until filled