Registered or Enrolled Nurses – Medical Unit

Te Whatu Ora Health New Zealand (Nelson Marlborough)

Nelson Hospital 

Permanent and parental leave opportunities

  • Acute care nursing experience is required
  • Rewarding work with a great team 

Ngā mōhiohio e pā ana ki ēnei mahi (About these positions)

Our 30 bed medical unit is the only acute medical admitting ward at Nelson Hospital. We are a fast paced, dynamic unit catering to a number of medical specialities such as cardiology, oncology, respiratory and neurology. 

We have the following options available: 

  • Permanent positions within the range 0.5FTE to 0.8FTE (e.g. 40 to 64 hours a fortnight). 
  • Temporary 0.6FTE and 0.8FTE (48 to 64 hours a fortnight) positions covering parental leave through until late September/late October 2022. 

Please indicate which positions and FTEs you're interested in via your covering letter. 

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

You will have current registration with the NZNC and recent acute nursing experience. It will be important that you have a commitment to providing a quality service and being part of a high performing team. 

This role would suit a nurse who thrives in a fast-paced environment and has great assessment and time management skills. You will be confident in your practice, able to work autonomously and relate well to a wide variety of people including patients, families, and our multidisciplinary clinical teams. Every day is different and our nurses enjoy the variety of work, the people they interact with, and the challenge of giving each patient the best experience, whilst ensuring that everything runs to schedule. 

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

Ngā 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. 

The full-time equivalent salary range, if a RN is appointed, is $64,291 through to $83,186 based on the current NZNO Nursing and Midwifery MECA, dependent on skills, experience, and registration in NZ.

The full-time equivalent salary range, if an EN is appointed, is $54,432 to $62,847, based on the current NZNO Nursing and Midwifery MECA, dependent on skills, experience, and registration in NZ.

Ā mātou rōpū (About our team)  

Te Whatu Ora is the main health provider for the 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. 

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, as well as abundant sunshine and outstanding scenery. For more information on the Nelson/Tasman region visit

Ētahi atu mōhiohio (More Information)

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

Keen to apply now, it’s easy. Please click apply now and fill in our online application form. 

For general enquiries please contact our recruitment team on or 03 546 1274. Alternatively, for role specific information please contact Charge Nurse Manager, Lucy Nunns on Remember to include a brief covering letter advising which positions you're interested in.


Applications close: Open until filled. Applicants will be reviewed as 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/Part Time, Temporary/Part Time

Job no: N22-MU-Aug

Location: Nelson Hospital

Closing Date: Open until filled