Secretarial Support (Permanent Reliever) 

Clinical Support Services 

  • Permanent position working 56 hours a fortnight (0.7FTE)
  • Enjoy the variety that working across a range of areas within the hospital offers 

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

Our permanent relievers work within multi-disciplinary teams including physicians, surgeons, registrars, nurses, other clinical professionals and administration staff. Their primary responsibility is for the day-to-day administration and secretarial duties to enable the smooth flow of patients through a range of departments. 

Duties include: office administration, organising appointments, wait-listing patients for surgery, booking surgeries, Dictaphone typing of clinical correspondence, and liaising with other hospitals, funding providers, patients and GPs. 

You will be guaranteed a minimum of 56 hours a fortnight (0.7FTE), and will generally work between the hours of 7.30AM and 6.00PM Monday to Friday; however, some weekend work may be required with prior consultation. It will be important that you have the flexibility to work up to full-time on occasions.  The commencing salary for this position is $47,580 (pro rata per annum i.e. based on a 40 hour week). 

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

As our ideal candidate you will be team-focussed and thrive in a busy environment delivering quality customer service. It is also important that you enjoy the challenge of managing last minute changes, can adapt easily to frequent changes to work location, all whilst maintaining high levels of accuracy.

Previous administration and secretarial experience, a high degree of computer literacy and the ability to work autonomously are essential. Experience with hospital management systems and knowledge of medical terminology is advantageous.

In return for your commitment you’ll enjoy support from the team, a collegial working environment and job security.

Our preferred candidate will be required to undertake a computer skills assessment.

Ā mātou rōpū (About our team)

Nelson Marlborough Health 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 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 pēhea ahau e tono ai? (How do I apply?)

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

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


Applications close: Thursday 28th January unless filled prior. Applications will be reviewed as they are received so we encourage you to apply as early as possible.)

Nelson Marlborough Health 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

Job no: N21-017

Location: Nelson Hospital

Closing Date: Thursday 28th January (unless filled prior)