Registered Nurse

Nelson Marlborough Health

  • Permanent Full Time
  • Nelson-Tasman

Location: Nelson Hospital

  • Have a real impact on the lives of some of our most vulnerable people
  • Delivery of acute through to rehab care
  • Great team that strives for a positive work environment and a balanced and safe workload
  • Three new full-time positions available

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

We are looking for three Registered Nurses who would like to join our inpatient mental health team in Wāhi Oranga at Nelson Hospital. These are new, permanent, full-time positions rostered four days on two days off across morning, afternoon and night shifts.

We are a great team passionate about mental health, delivering a high standard of care and having a real impact on the lives of some of our most vulnerable people. Wāhi Oranga is a large unit that provides intensive acute and rehabilitative cares.

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

It is essential that you have NZNC registration and a practising certificate, with no conditions that exclude Mental Health Scope of Practice. You will preferably have mental health nursing experience, and will ideally have post graduate qualifications relevant to this area of practice.

You will have great communication skills and will be the type of person who fits into a cohesive team culture of collaborative practice, openness, humour, and respect across disciplines. You'll also engender confidence, trust and rapport with clients and their support networks.

Additional skills and knowledge include:

  • Willingness to work across the Mental Health Inpatient Continuum

Knowledge of:

  • Mental Health (Compulsory Assessment and Treatment) Act, 1992
  • PPPR Act - Welfare Guardian
  • Sensory Modulation Principles in Mental Health
  • Mental status examinations and risk assessments

Ngā huanga o ēnei mahi (The benefits of these positions)

We offer a great team environment and are supportive of professional development. We strive to create a positive work environment that has a balanced and safe workload.

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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.

For role specific information please contact Gabrielle Jones, Charge Nurse Manager on

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


Applications close Sunday, 12 July 2020.


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