Neonatal Nurse Practitioner, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

Are you a Neonatal Nurse Practitioner with experience who is thinking of a new challenge?

We are offering exciting opportunities for an experienced, motivated Neonatal Nurse Practitioner (NNP) to join our established, proactive team, which includes 5 Neonatal Nurse Practitioners servicing our 40-bed Level-III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Wellington Regional Hospital, Capital & Coast District Health Board (CCDHB) as we look to expand our team. Capital & Coast District Health Board is located in Wellington, the Capital City of New Zealand. 

This is an exciting opportunity to join our growing team of Neonatal Nurse practitioners in a dynamic and challenging environment. CCDHB is one of 20 District Health Boards throughout New Zealand. We serve a population of about 350,000 residents and provide specialist services for a regional population of about 1,000,000 people which includes provision for tertiary (Level 3) care for approximately 18,000 births annually. It is a major teaching hospital.

Wellington NICU prides itself in providing a pleasant, supportive and family centred environment. As well as being a great place to work, Wellington is also a great place to live. It is situated in one of the most beautiful parts of New Zealand, central for travel, and is home to the New Zealand Government. It is a cultural hub of New Zealand, renowned for its film industry, cafes, nightlife, restaurants, harbour and proximity to vineyards, adventure sports and countryside. 

The Neonatal Nurse Practitioner is a role within Capital and Coast District Health Board’s Neonatal Intensive Care (NICU) service. The service is a state of the art facility with innovative models of care, which continues CCDHB’s reputation as a leading Tertiary Hospital in New Zealand. We provide friendly, professional, patient centred care to the central region of New Zealand with over 400 infant retrievals/returns (mostly flight) to the region annually. 

Nurse Practitioners are expert nurses who work within a specific area of practice incorporating advanced knowledge and skills into their practice. They practice both independently (assuming full clinical responsibility for patients) and in collaboration with other health professionals to promote health, prevent disease and manage people’s health needs. They provide a wide range of assessment and treatment interventions, including diagnoses, ordering and interpreting diagnostic and laboratory tests, administering treatments/therapies, admitting and discharging from hospital. They work in partnership with individuals, families, whanau and communities across a range of settings.

If you hold a suitable qualification and are looking to practice as a Neonatal Nurse Practitioner in New Zealand, who can contribute to current models of neonatal care, come and join our team of caring, dedicated Health Professionals. In this role you will be supported by both the medical and nursing teams to successfully achieve positive outcomes both clinically and professionally. We have a team who value people and the unique contributions that they bring to our environment. 

You will have: 

  • A minimum of 5+ year’s neonatal nursing experience
  • Hold a Neonatal Nurse Practitioner qualification (or equivalent)
  • MA/MN with Neonatal focus or equivalent preferred
  • Minimum requirement: Post Graduate Diploma in Nursing (Clinical) with neonatal focus or equivalent
  • Flight Transport Accreditation/Safety Training
  • Excellent assessment skills
  • Passion for Neonatal Care
  • Motivation to develop in this speciality practice area
  • Excellent communication skills

If this sounds like the opportunity you are looking for apply online now. 

All candidates applying for any of our current vacancies must complete an online CCDHB application form by clicking the 'Apply Now' button (applications for positions will not be accepted unless accompanied by one). Please submit your CV and cover letter in Word or PDF format.

Overseas applicants should first establish their eligibility for registration with the Nursing Council of New Zealand and further information is available on

For further information on this role please email and indicate the vacancy number in the subject line.

Applications close on 22 April 2018. 

Permanent/Full Time

Job no: NM212-17

Location: Wellington Hospital

Closing Date: Sunday, 22 April 2018