Roving Rural Nurse Specialist | West Coast

Rural Nurse Specialist role sharing time between Karamea, Ngakawau, Moana and South Westland.

  • Locations: From Karamea to South Westland
  • Registered Nurse with current APC, ideally with a minimum of 5 years’ experience in an RN role
  • Ideally PRIME trained, or prepared to achieve PRIME competency, as this is a prerequisite to deliver care safely in our rural communities
  • Passion for community nursing, flexibility and a desire to up-skill and extend your practice

Ehara taku I toa takitahi engari, he toa takitini

My strength, is not the strength of one, it is the strength of many

Mō te tūnga | About the role

This role is full of variety and no day will be the same, you will be available to assist with any nursing needs across the community such as

  • District & Public Health Nursing
  • Practice, Emergency & Acute nursing
  • Community Mental health including both adult and youth.

This is an excellent role for any skilled nurse that is looking to grow in their skills and knowledge while making a real difference to a community. You will be working within a diverse community with a range of ethnicities and backgrounds. We are ideally looking for someone with a background in practice, district and acute nursing as you will be required to be working at the top of your scope across these areas as an RNS within the team.

Ko wai koe | About You

  • Ability to work self-directed but be able to access networks for assistance when needed.
  • Interest in working at the top your RN scope of practice & ability to work at this advanced level
  • Passion for variety and the challenge that comes with this

Mō mātou – About us

From July this 2022 the West Coast DHB transitioned across to Te Whatu Ora - Health NZ. This is a great opportunity to make a difference at a time of significant change in the healthcare sector.

Te Tai o Poutini West Coast we are proud of how we do things. We have a way of working that we consider unique. It's about trying new things, listening to ideas from wherever they come from and working together as one. We are passionate about attracting, recruiting and retaining talented people – become part of our team.

Ngā hua – Benefits

Being part of the Te Tai o Poutini West Coast, you will enjoy a fantastic benefits scheme, the opportunity for flexible working arrangements and ongoing focus on your career development.

Tono ināianei – Apply Now

Applications are only accepted online so please visit our website at complete an application.

Enquiries: Kerri McCarthy – Recruitment Specialist –


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Permanent/Part Time

Job no: PC3091849

Location: West Coast, Buller and Northern Areas, Greymouth, Hokitika, Reefton, South Westland

Closing Date: Apply now