Charge Nurse Manager – Inpatient Unit, Wairau Hospital

Nelson Marlborough District Health Board

  • Permanent Full Time
  • Nelson-Tasman
  • Are you looking for a nursing leadership role with scope to enhance your lifestyle?
  • Full time (1.0FTE) position in Blenheim

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

We are looking for a Charge Nurse Manager to lead the Inpatient nursing team at Wairau Hospital in Blenheim. 

The Inpatient Unit is a 45 bedded unit covering Medical, Assessment Treatment & Rehabilitation (AT&R) and Surgical services with both acute and elective patient admissions.  A wide range of surgical services access the inpatient unit including: General Surgery, Orthopaedics, Urology and Gynaecology. Medical physicians work onsite to deliver acute care and rehabilitation to patients accessing care.

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

You will be experienced in leading and managing a contemporary nursing team, with the ability to run a multi-disciplinary ward environment. You will have an enthusiasm for quality and change management, to maintain and improve patient outcomes, with an ever evolving model of care. 

You will have a minimum of 5 years recent Registered Nursing experience at a senior level, with relevant PDRP portfolio, and will have demonstrated your ability to work in a collaborative manner with proven change management skills. 

You will also have:

  • excellent communication skills
  • knowledge and experience of Patient Flow initiatives 
  • a Post Graduate Diploma
  • a Masters of Nursing, or working towards completion (advantageous). 

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) 

Blenheim is located at the centre of a large wine growing area, is adjacent to the Marlborough Sounds and within close proximity to three national parks. For more information on the Marlborough region visit

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

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

For role specific information please contact Joyce Forsyth, Associate Director of Nursing and Operations Manager via

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


Applications close: Sunday 4th October 

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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