Registered Nurse Ophthalmology & Intravitreal injector (Nelson)

on 22 November

Nelson Marlborough Health NZ

Nelson Hospital

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

Permanent, full-time position

  • Support patients undergoing a range of ophthalmic procedures
  • Perform intravitreal injections
  • Fulfilling work, Monday to Friday, with time to enjoy sunny Nelson

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

You will be providing excellent service to our Ophthalmology patients by administering intravitreal injections, working in Ophthalmology clinic, and assessing and preparing them for ophthalmic procedures.

This is a permanent position, working 80 hours a fortnight Monday to Friday (between the hours of 8AM and 5:30PM), supporting our multi-disciplinary ophthalmology team made up on Registered Nurses, Specialist Clinical Nurses, a Clinical Nurse Specialist, Registrars and Senior Medical Officers.

The salary for this full-time position is within the range of $64,291 through to $83,186 based on the current NZNO Nursing and Midwifery MECA, dependent on skills, experience, and registration in NZ.

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

You will have the following skills and experience:

  • Recent ophthalmology experience
  • Credentialed to administer intravitreal injections
  • A commitment to providing a quality service and being part of a high performing team
  • Versatility and flexibility
  • Current Registered Nurse registration and NZNC practising certificate

This role would suit a nurse who thrives in a fast-paced environment, has great assessment and time management skills, is confident in their practice, can work autonomously and can relate well to a wide variety of stakeholders including patients, families and our multidisciplinary teams. Every day is different and our nurses enjoy the variety of work, the people they interact with, and the challenge of giving each patient the best customer experience, whilst ensuring that everything runs to schedule.

You are required to provide proof that you have completed your primary course of NZ approved Covid-19 vaccinations.

Ā mātou rōpū (About our team)

Te Whatu Ora is the main health provider for the Te Tau Ihu, the top of the south. Nearly 3,000 strong, we are Nelson and Marlborough's largest employer, which means the opportunities here are endless. Our main locations are Nelson and Wairau Hospitals, but we are spread across the region and service all parts of the community. Our work can be challenging, but we are up for it. We have a great team and we work hard to make a difference. We value integrity, innovation, respect and teamwork.

Ētahi atu mōhiohio (More information)

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

We offer an environment where our team strives to achieve the best outcomes for our patients and their families and whānau. We provide a great place to work with professional development opportunities, job security, and workplace wellness programmes.

Nelson is one of New Zealand's top lifestyle destinations and offers an amazing variety of leisure pursuits, beaches, rivers and national parks with great opportunities for outdoor activities as well as abundant sunshine and outstanding scenery. For more information on the Nelson/Tasman region visit

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

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

Alternatively, for role specific information please contact Charge Nurse Manager, Lokesha Narayanappa on

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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