Registered Nurse - Auckland

A great Plunket Nurse can make a lifetime of difference to a new pēpi, if you’re motivated to make a lasting change, join us! We have permanent roles to work in Māngere, Manurewa, Kelston & Glen Eden teams. If you're not looking to work in these areas, but feel like we might be the right fit, pop an application in - we can get in touch when we have a vacancy in your area.

While we would prefer a full time applicant we're open to hearing from you if you're looking for part time work - let us know in your cover letter what you're seeking.

Raising tamariki in a household when you are well resourced, have support and are excited to welcome a new addition, while rewarding, is still one of the most difficult experiences in life. Whānau Āwhina Plunket walk alongside caregivers across Aotearoa from all backgrounds, including those who are experiencing difficult periods or other issues which make their load more complex during an already demanding period. It is here where we are most required to make change.

Te Whiwhinga mahi | The opportunity

Plunket Nurses go far beyond weighing babies. Our duty of care means that issues such as family harm, substance addiction and high levels of deprivation can and do all co-exist with the clinical aspects of conducting our top to toe physical assessments. You will manage the case load within a community in Aucklandengaging with whānau once they are discharged from their midwife (or other LMC) through to around 2-3 years old. Imagine, literally watching your community grow before your eyes!

We love what we do, being able to make decisions and work on your own is something that many of our Nurses highlight as a bonus for working with us. It is different from a hospital or GP clinic environment. Here are some things to know about our mahi:

Flexibility: no more weekends or nights, no putting in leave requests months in advance and hoping for the best. In return, a degree of flexibility is required – holding clinics & conducting home visits means it is not necessarily a 9-3 Monday - Friday, but it’s probably the closest you’ll find! 

Working autonomously: with a focus on supporting people in the community and in their own homes, for the most part, you work on your own; but the team are readily available for support and you will have a base clinic to connect to. It is a different experience, but if you’re up for a change, it is extremely rewarding!

Pay rates for our Registered Nurses are between $62,911 ($31.84 per hour) and $90,099 ($45.60 per hour) depending on experience

He kōrero mōu | About you

Gaining and maintaining trust with our whānau is perhaps the most important aspect of this role. Having the people skills to form connections with parents and caregivers is key to this position. You will come to us with exceptional clinical skills, which will be tested daily as you conduct assessments on from 4 weeks through to 3 years.

Where we connect with clients with multiple needs, there will be a number of referrals to be written and sent, so a level of computer literacy is required for the role. Having an understanding of the Westport area will be advantageous.

Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou | What we offer

Various wellbeing schemes such as a wellbeing day: use your one of your sick leave days to proactively protect your well being

  • Retail discounts
  • Monday – Friday role with flexible working arrangements where possible.
  • Programmes to build your cultural competence so you can contribute to our goals most effectively

Me pēhea te tuku tono | How to apply

For further information please contact Pip Cracknell (Clinical Leader) on


Applications must be made online and close on 9 May 2024. Please note, we will consider applications as they are received and may close this advert early if we find a suitable candidate.


He huanui oranga mo ngā mokopuna whakatipuranga roto i ngā hapori heke iho, heke iho -

Setting the path of wellness in our communities for the early years, for generations to come

Whānau Āwhina Plunket is committed to supporting the health and wellbeing of pēpi, tamariki and their whānau/family. We have committed to adopting a pro-equity approach where we give life to the Treaty principles of tino rangatiratanga, partnership, active protection, equity and options in our mahi/work to ensure healthy tamariki, confident whānau and connected communities. This journey is creating exciting career opportunities - If you would like to contribute to the important mahi we do, nau mai, haere mai. 

Apply now

Permanent Full Time, Permanent Part Time

Job no: 2024-21415

Location: Auckland City

Closing Date: Applications close: 9 May 2024