Registered Nurse, Medical Outlier Ward (Winter ward)


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.


Wellington Hospital is recruiting for both permanent and fixed term registered nurse positions to work in the Medical Directorate Outlier Ward 3 over the winter months May – October 2018. For those who are employed in permanent roles, at the end of winter you will be redeployed to MCC inpatient wards or to our in house nursing Bureau.

Wellington Regional Hospital experiences an increase in patient admissions over winter. The change in seasons creates an increase in the admission of medical patients. Ward 3 will be opened to support all Medical Directorate outliers.

Ward 3 is situated in the Clinical Services Block level 10 within the clinical trials unit. This will be the second year ward 3 will open as an outlier ward delivering care to inpatients. The ward is fully equipped for inpatient activity. The ward has 10 beds but occasionally can increase up to 12 depending on patient acuity and facility demands.

The position will require someone who has medical, oncology, neurology/stroke, and/or acute medical assessment nursing experience.

The successful candidate will need to have registration as a registered nurse with the Nursing Council of New Zealand and current practicing certificate. The right to work in New Zealand is essential. 

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 (NM051-18) and job title in the subject line.

Permanent/Part Time, Fixed Term/Part Time

Job no: NM051-18

Location: Wellington Hospital

Closing Date: Sunday, 25 March 2018