27 February 2022 • College News

Job Vacancy: Registered Nurses, Inpatient Mental Health, Nelson

Permanent/Full Time

Job no: N21-896

Location: Nelson Hospital

Closing Date: Open until filled


Experienced Mental Health Nurses, Wāhi Oranga, Nelson Hospital

Are you:

  • Looking for a change?
  • Looking for a challenge?

. . . then come and join us in Nelson.

  • Permanent, full-time positions working 80 hrs a fortnight
  • Delivery of acute through to rehab care
  • Great team that strives for a positive work environment with balanced and safe workloads

Ngā mōhiohio e pā ana ki tēnei mahi – About this position

We are looking for enthusiastic and skilled Registered Nurses who would like to join our multi-disciplinary inpatient mental health team. We’re a great team who are passionate about mental health and delivering a high standard of care. Our service provides inpatient care for acute through to rehabilitation.

Ko wai he kaitono tōtika? – Who is an appropriate applicant?

  • You are a NZ Registered Nurse with the confidence to work autonomously and the resilience to manage a busy workload
  • You are culturally aware and keen to reduce the barriers that make accessing services difficult for our Maori clients
  • You are driven to work in a pro-active manner and embrace change and development

For the health and safety of staff and patients all NMH staff are required to be vaccinated in accordance with the COVID-19 Public Health Response (Vaccinations) Order 2021.

Required skills and knowledge include the following:

  • Well-developed interpersonal skills
  • Willingness to work across the Mental Health Inpatient Continuum

Knowledge of the following:

  • 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 tēnei mahi – The benefits of this position

We offer a great team environment and are supportive of professional development and we strive to create a positive work environment with balanced and safe workloads. We do great work and we need a great team to help us deliver.

Nelson is one of New Zealand’s top lifestyle destinations with abundant sunshine and an amazing variety of leisure pursuits, beaches, rivers and national parks with great opportunities for outdoor activities such as kayaking, tramping, skiing, golf, sailing, as well as abundant sunshine and outstanding scenery. For more information on the Nelson/Tasman region visit Nelson Tasman

Ā mātou rōpū – About our team

Nelson Marlborough Health 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. 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?

If we have sparked your interest and you would like to find out more – please contact Sarah Allen, Acting Charge Nurse Manager, Wāhi Oranga via

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: Open until filled. Applications will be reviewed as received.

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.