Registered or Enrolled Nurses, Paediatrics

Paediatric & Neonatal Service, Wairau Hospital, Blenheim 

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

Permanent 0.7FTE to 1.0FTE positions (i.e. 56 to 80 hours a fortnight). Please indicate your preferred FTE in your covering letter.

  • Enjoy the Marlborough sunshine and lifestyle
  • Put your nursing skills to work making a difference in our combined paediatric and neonatal department
  • No two days are ever the same
  • A minimum of two years acute paediatric and/or neonatal nursing experience in New Zealand is preferred

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

You will be working in a combined paediatric and neonatal department where you’ll get the chance to work with children and their families and whānau in our well-equipped, friendly environment. The paediatric/neonatal unit is a small, vibrant, inpatient unit catering for neonates and children from 0-16 years, who require either acute or elective medical and surgical services. The unit is co-located alongside our paediatric outpatient department. 

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

You’ll be a NZ registered or enrolled nurse with neonatal and/or paediatric experience and a passion for child health nursing.

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.

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

Our vibrant nursing team consists of staff who share passion and enthusiasm for providing high quality care to children. We are well supported by on site Paediatricians and work in close partnership with allied health and maternity colleagues. You will be further assisted with excellent educational opportunities and our paediatric/neonatal nurse educator.

Based on the current NZNO Nursing and Midwifery MECA the full-time equivalent salary:

  • if a RN is appointed, is $64,291 to $83,186, dependent on skills, experience, and registration in NZ.
  • if an EN is appointed, is $54,432 to $62,847, 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. 

Ētahi atu mōhiohio (More Information) 

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

For role specific information please contact Rebecca Sotomayor-Sugden, Charge Nurse Manager on  

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

Keen to apply now, it’s easy.

Please click apply and complete our online application form and include a covering letter explaining your interest in this role. Please remember to include the FTE or hours/fortnight that you're interested in.


Applications close: Open until filled. Applications 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/Full Time, Permanent/Part Time

Job no: W23-Paeds-WR-Jan

Location: Wairau Hospital

Closing Date: Open until filled