Registered Nurses - Emergency Department | Northland DHB

Registered Nurses - Emergency Department

Available Positions 

We are seeking registered nurses with great practice skills, lots of energy and huge enthusiasm to be part of the Emergency Department Team.

There are full time and part time positions available. You will receive ongoing support from the Nurse Educator and Emergency Nursing courses are available.  

About the Role and Us 

The values of Northland DHB, including Taangata i te tuatahi - People First and Whakaute (tuku mana) – Respect are central to our unique culture. And we pride ourselves on creating plenty of opportunity for education - meaning that the lifestyle on offer is easily matched by the career development and progression opportunities. 

About You 

You will be registered with the New Zealand Nursing Council and have a minimum of five years post registration experience. Your previous experience in general medical and surgical will be valuable in this demanding and rewarding role.

As the ideal candidate you will have post graduate education and be working towards PDRP. The ED team is an experienced and supportive group and your ability to mentor staff and pass on knowledge will be essential in this position.

If you are a motivated, team-oriented person, positive and passionate to begin or advance your career in ED then we would love to hear from you.

You will learn from a highly-skilled, genuine and caring nursing senior team who will support you with an individualised orientation programme, ongoing educational opportunities and access to teaching and training within the department where we are keen to develop nursing research and opportunity for presentations and publications.  

About Northland DHB

The Northland District Health Board (DHB) employs over 3,200 staff. Acute services are provided through the DHB’s four hospitals, based at Whangarei, Dargaville, Kawakawa and Kaitaia, with elective surgery provided at Whangarei and Kaitaia. 

Our modern eight-bed Level 2 Intensive Care Unit admits around 500 patient per year with a vision to expand our admission capacity. Excitingly we have been increasing our support and presence to smaller rural hospitals in Kaitaia, Bay of Islands, Dargaville and Rawene via state of art Tele-health set up.  

We also provide nursing and medical cover for the busiest flight retrieval service in the country with St John and the Northland Emergency Services Trust (NEST) – overseeing about 480 helicopter transfers per year.

A lot is expected of us. Our stakeholders include our patients and consumers, their whānau/family, the people of Northland, our Board, our staff, and the Minister and Ministry of Health. We have obligations to each of them which are reflected in our Vision, Mission and Values.
Our Values matter, resonate with us and go a long way to keeping us safe, healthy and happy.  They provide the basis for our organisational culture and remind us what's important.

Northland District Health Board is also an Approved Accredited Employer by the New Zealand Immigration Service.

Our RegionMap of Northland

Based in sunny Whangarei there is plenty for you and your family and friends to do here without budget-breaking rents, house prices or traffic jams. World-class hikes, forests, beaches, surfing and diving spots are right on our doorstep with the Poor Knights a leisurely 30-minute drive from the city centre. While you will be in close proximity to the world-renowned Bay of Islands, if entertainment, great restaurants and cafes are sought closer to home the relaxed, holiday atmosphere of the Whangarei waterfront provides the perfect range of choice with family-friendly parks nearby.

Whangarei is set between the bustling city of Auckland and the magic of Cape Reinga.  Steeped in Maori cultural significance the region is also renowned for giant sand dunes and kauri trees, exciting wildlife, vast areas of green farmland and fruit orchards.

We hold the highest average annual temperature in New Zealand, with summer day time temperatures between 22°C - 26°C. Our winters are very mild, with winter nights dropping to around 7°C on the odd occasion. Light frosts are possible but are not common and snow is unheard of in low regions.

The region has an average of 2000 annual sunshine hours, and rainfall is around 1,500 – 2,000mm annually, but approximately one-third of that falls during the winter months of June, July and August.
With a land area of 13,789 km², it is just a bit smaller than Connecticut but bigger than any county in the UK.

Follow these links for more information about living in Whangarei including schooling and education and housing.

Want to know more?


Contact Kath Erai - Clinical Nurse Manager via email

Ready to make the move?

Contact the Recruitment Team at Northland District Health Board or apply now


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