Clinical Nurse Specialist - Geriatrics and Stroke (Blenheim)

on 23 September

Te Whatu Ora Health NZ


Permanent 0.8FTE position based at Wairau Hospital in Blenheim

Te Whatu Ora Health New Zealand (Nelson Marlborough) formally NMDHB.

Exciting challenge for a senior Registered Nurse, with broad experience and clinical expertise in Geriatric and Stroke Care, to lead care across our region.

  • Be part of a vibrant team committed to client-centred care
  • Work collaboratively to help lead best practice in Geriatric and Stroke care across the community
  • Permanent 0.8 FTE (64 hours a fortnight)

Ngā mōhiohio e pā ana ki tēnei mahi (About this position)

We are looking for an enthusiastic and experienced Senior Registered Nurse with extensive clinical expertise or a special interest in Geriatric and Stroke care to join our Inpatient Unit team on a permanent part-time basis.

This role provides clinical expertise and leadership to ensure safe and effective services to individual clients. The role has a key focus on supporting our Geriatric population and their whānau. The role includes the teaching of health professionals and facilitation of both formal and informal learning opportunities.

Ko wai he kaitono tōtika? (Who is an appropriate applicant?)

We are looking for a person with extensive clinical experience preferably at a senior nurse level. They will have participated in service and care planning within multidisciplinary teams of professionals, focused on effective delivery of Geriatric and stroke care.

Additional key requirements for this position include the following:

  • Post-Graduate Diploma in Nursing (or working towards)
  • Clinical expertise within Geriatric and Stroke care
  • Evidence of attainment of Senior Nurse Level PDRP (or working towards)
  • Current registration and annual practising certificate
  • Leadership, teamwork and collaboration skills - integral to continuity of service delivery
  • Good time management and the ability to manage work in a planned and coordinated manner

For the health and safety of staff and patients all Te Whatu Ora (Nelson Marlborough) staff are required to be vaccinated in accordance with the COVID-19 Public Health Response (Vaccinations) Order 2021 including boosters.

Ngā huanga o tēnei mahi (The benefits of this position)

As a key clinical leadership position within the nursing service at Te Whatu Ora (Nelson Marlborough), the CNS role will provide the next step in advanced nursing practice. You will enjoy working in partnership with patients, whānau and multidisciplinary practitioners - providing key evidence based nursing knowledge, practice and leadership to achieve optimum outcomes for people in our community.

Situated at the top of the South Island, Blenheim is well known for its temperate climate, award winning wineries, stunning scenery and outdoor pursuits - all available within minutes of the town centre. For more information on the Marlborough region visit

The full-time equivalent salary range for this designated senior nurse position (Grade 4) is $97,699 to $107,341 based on the current NZNO Nursing and Midwifery MECA dependent on skills, experience, and registration in NZ.

Me pēhea ahau e tono ai? (How do I apply?)

For general enquiries please contact our recruitment team on or 03 546 1274

For role specific information please contact Kate Hodson, Charge Nurse Manager - Inpatients, Wairau Hospital via or M. 022 014 7057

Keen to apply now, it's easy. Please fill in our online application form.


Applications are open until filled.

Applications will be reviewed as received.


Te Whatu Ora 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.


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