Registered or Enrolled Nurses, (VRM) Resource Pool

Variance Response Management (VRM) Permanent Resource Pool

Nelson Hospital

Permanent part-time positions available (0.4FTE to 0.9 FTE) working mainly, but not exclusively, PM and night shifts.

Applicants' musts have NZ Nursing Council Registration and be eligible to work in NZ at the time of applying.

  • Support the best health outcomes for our patients
  • A minimum of 2 years post-registration general surgical / medical / acute care nursing experience
  • These roles offer plenty of variety across all wards/units/shifts
  • Extended training in a variety of specialties to support your professional and personal development across the clinical environments.

Are you an experienced RN or EN with a can-do attitude and the flexibility to adapt to a changing and dynamic clinical environment on a daily basis? If so, then the Resource Pool role could be the ideal next step for you!

Make a lifestyle move and come and join our team and live and work in sunny Nelson.

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

The VRM permanent resource pool team play an important role in responding to the acute needs of the wards and departments and requires you to practice both independently and in collaboration with your nursing colleagues and other health professionals to assess consumers health needs. You will utilise your advanced knowledge and experience in general surgical/medical/acute care nursing to provide quality care, advice and support consumers to manage their own health. 

As we continue to grow our team, to meet service needs, we have positions available working between 0.4FTE and 0.9FTE.  (I.E. 32 to 72 hours a fortnight.) These positions will predominantly, but not exclusively, work afternoon and night shifts across a variety of wards/units at Nelson Hospital. 

Please Note: It would be helpful if you could let us know the hours or FTE you would like to be considered for, via your covering letter. 

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

You will have current NZNC registration and a practising certificate and will be a vibrant and enthusiastic registered nurse or enrolled nurse with at least 2 years post-registration general surgical / medical / acute care nursing experience. It will be important that you have a commitment to providing a quality service and being part of a high performing team. You will have excellent organisational and time management skills and will enjoy keeping up to date with clinical practice. 

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) 

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. In this role you will be able to apply your nursing skills to make a real difference to people’s lives.

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 such as kayaking, mountain biking, tramping, skiing, golf, sailing, as well as abundant sunshine and outstanding scenery. For more information on the Nelson/Tasman region visit

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.

For role specific enquiries please email Jayne Rolfe - Charge Nurse Manager - Patient Flow and Inter Hospital Transport at

Apply now, it’s easy. Please fill in our online application form and remember to include a brief covering letter advising your preferred hours/FTE.

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


Applications close: Open until filledApplications will be reviewed as received.

Te Whatu Ora (Nelson Marlborough) 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.

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Permanent/Part Time

Job no: N24-081

Location: Nelson Hospital

Closing Date: Open until filled