Registered Nurse - Internal Medicine (Ward 5 South)


Capital and Coast DHB (CCDHB) is located centrally in Wellington and has the equivalent of around 4,300 full time staff, making us a major employer in the Wellington region. We are also the leading provider of a number of specialist services, including neurosurgery, oncology, neonatal intensive care, and specialised mental health services, for the upper South and lower North Islands, a population of about 900,000 people. Our DHB has an annual budget of more than $1 billion, which we use to deliver health services directly and contract external providers to provide care, such as general practices, rest homes and pharmacists

Wellington is New Zealand’s capital. It is a “foodies” paradise, cultural art-loving harbour city, and a place you quickly begin to call home. Wellington has been named the best place to live in the world by Deutsche Bank’s 2017 study of 47 cities globally ranked. According to Deutsche Bank, it is also officially the city with the world's highest quality of life and has the least pollution of any city ranked.


We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced registered nurse for 5 South Ward, a 36 bed inpatient ward, with a High Dependency Bay in the Regional Hospital. 

Internal medicine is the largest inpatient service and provides assessment, diagnosis, stabilisation and treatment, and rehabilitation of patients who present acutely for urgent medical diagnosis and treatment. 

We offer services which include: 

  • Acute medical assessment and care 
  • Medical high dependency care 
  • Infectious Diseases: general and HIV medicine 
  • Diabetes, Endocrine, Dermatology and Rheumatology, Gastroenterology 
  • Respiratory 
  • Health of older people 
  • Alcohol and drug detoxification 

This role is a Parental leave cover from July 2018 working part time 0.9FTE on a rostered and rotating shifts.


The ideal candidate will already have: 

  • At least 2 years post-graduate experience in any of the following areas: high dependency wards, intensive care unit, emergency department or critical care. 
  • NZ Nursing experience or comparable health system
  • Ability to work in a team and sound knowledge of the principles of Direction and Delegation 
  • Current Annual Practicing Certificate 
  • Current NZ work visa/residency

New graduate nurses need not to apply as you will need to go through ACE Recruitment. For further information, please go to 

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


Capability development is a high priority for CCDHB. Professional development opportunities are a given, as well as the ability to upskill and to take on other roles. People and their skills are highly valued at CCDHB.

Staff benefits include discounts from many companies throughout the region, access to a cost-effective gym including exercise classes and use of two low-cost holiday homes at Taupo. 


Applications will not be accepted via email. All candidates applying for any of our current vacancies must complete an online CCDHB application form by clicking the 'Apply Now' button.

Applications close on 25 March 2018. Please ensure your uploaded CV and cover letter is in either Word or PDF format. For further information on this role, please email and please indicate the vacancy number (NM055-18) and job title in the subject line.


Fixed Term/Part Time

Job no: NM055-18

Location: Wellington Hospital

Closing Date: Sunday, 25 March 2018