Registered or Enrolled Nurses - Inpatient Unit

Wairau Hospital, Blenheim

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

  • Are you looking for a fantastic work / life balance in a family friendly community?
  • Opportunity to work in a combined medical, surgical and rehabilitation ward
  • Permanent positions available (0.6FTE to 1.0FTE)

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

The Inpatient Unit at Wairau Hospital is a 47-bed unit with three nursing teams delivering quality patient care to Surgical, Medical and Rehabilitation patients. 

Shifts are rostered and rotating Sunday to Monday across: AM 0645 – 1515, PM 1430 – 2300, Night 2230 -0700.

Current vacancies:

  • permanent positions within the 0.6FTE up to full-time range i.e. working 48 to 80 hours a fortnight.
  • parental leave 0.8FTE from August 2023 for up to 12 months.
  • casual positions.

Please indicate your preferred FTE, or hours per fortnight, viayour covering letter.

The full-time equivalent salary range if:

  • a RN is appointed, is $66,570 up to $95,340
  • an EN is appointed is $61,146 to $73,609 

based on the current NZNO Nursing and Midwifery MECA, dependent on skills, experience and registration in NZ.

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

You will be a NZ Registered Nurse, or Enrolled Nurse, with a current NZNC practising certificate and post-registration nursing experience.

You will 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 two NZ approved COVID-19 vaccines as they have direct contact with patients and members of the public.

Ā mātou rōpū (About our team)

Te Whatu Ora (Nelson Marlborough) is the main health provider for 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, 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)

The Marlborough region is known for its warm, dry climate. The picturesque Marlborough Sounds, Queen Charlotte Track, Nelson Lakes and Abel Tasman National Park provide an abundance of opportunities for lifestyle pursuits. There are many excellent schools and facilities for families making our part of New Zealand one of the most desirable places to live and work. Visit: to find out more about the region.

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

For role specific information please contact Kate Hodson, Charge Nurse Manager, Inpatient Unit on

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

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 outlining your interest in one or more positions.


Closing date: Open until filledApplications will be reviewed as received.

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, Permanent/Full Time, Permanent/Part Time, Casual

Job no: W23-IPU-WR-June

Location: Wairau Hospital

Closing Date: Open until filled.