Registered Nurse - Westport

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’re seeking a Registered Nurse in our Westport team on a part time (2 day a week) permanent basis.

Raising tamariki for those who have great support are well resourced and 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 the Westport area, this means you’ll engage once they are discharged from their midwife (or other LMC) through to their core 7 check, which takes place around 2-3. Imagine, literally watching your community grow before your eyes!

While you will be the only nurse in the area, you’ll work alongside a Community Karitāne, with many community groups established, you’ll hold clinics, and conduct home visits around the Westport area.


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

Our salaries are between $62,911 ($31.84 per hour) and $90,099 ($45.60 per hour) depending on experience


Me pēhea te tuku tono | How to apply

For further information please contact Julia Fraser (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. 

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Permanent Part Time

Job no: 2024-21393

Location: West Coast

Closing Date: Applications close: 9 May 2024