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Ko wai mātou | Our Organisation

We are Te Whatu Ora Te Toka Tumai Auckland. We provide health and disability services to more than half a million people living in central Auckland, regional services for Northland and greater Auckland, and specialist national services for the whole of New Zealand. Our main sites are Auckland City Hospital, Greenlane Clinical Centre and Starship Children’s Hospital, located in central Auckland.

We are part of Te Whatu Ora – Health New Zealand(), the overarching organisation for New Zealand’s national health service. Te Whatu Ora leads the day-to-day running of the health system, with functions delivered at local, district, regional and national levels. We are also an Accredited Employer with Immigration NZ (Please visit Immigration NZ Accredited Employer Work Visa() for more information if you will be needing a Work Visa)

We are committed to upholding Te Tiriti o Waitangi and providing culturally safe care. We value role modelling manaakitanga as demonstrated by Ngāti Whātua in the gifting of their whenua on which our hospitals stand. We aspire to having a workforce reflective of the communities we serve and achieving equitable outcomes for all.

Te whiwhinga mahi | The Opportunity

CVICU leads New Zealand in providing specialised nursing care based on clinical skills, research, education and innovation. We are a 26 bed adult ICU which is the National Centre for Heart and Lung transplant, Left Ventricular Assist Device (LVAD) implantations and Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO). We provide unique learning opportunities that you can’t get anywhere else in New Zealand. This is a 24 hour service based at Auckland City Hospital, covering primarily elective and acute admissions and we provide our patients with intensive care for a range of cardiac, thoracic and vascular procedures.

In addition, we provide excellent professional development opportunities and on-going education along with the opportunity to apply for subsidised relevant postgraduate education. Being part of our team, we offer 12 hr shift rosters that give you better work life balance. Our comprehensive and robust orientation programme is built for supporting all new staff, with or without previous ICU experience. We provide a guided progression plan to senior leadership roles within our unit and throughout Te Toka Tumai Auckland. Our dynamic peer support team is made up of health professionals from all over the globe, helping you adjust to your new role as a nurse in New Zealand.

If this sounds like what you are looking for, apply now!

For further details, please refer to the position description please click here().

Nga Pūkenga Motuhake | Important Skills

To be considered for this position you must have:

  • Registration or be eligible for registration with NZ Nursing Council
  • Min 1- 2 years’ experience in an ICU/HDU, acute surgical, acute medical or cardiac area
  • Ability to work alongside a multidisciplinary team
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team

Join our team

For more information about this role please contact:

For more information on nursing education and the nursing council please visit the Nursing Council website.()


He aha ngā painga o tēnei mahi mōu | Why you will enjoy working here

We recognise there is more to life than mahi | work, and we encourage and provide access to all our staff several services and benefits to support themselves whilst they are employed within Te Toka Tumai Auckland.

For more information on what we offer, please click here().

Me pēhea te tuku tono | How to apply

Please submit your application online, outlining your experience and motivation to apply to this role.

If you have any queries about accessibility, or technical issues with the online process, please contact Reshma Amin, Recruitment Consultant  via or 021 574 042  to discuss how we can best support your application.

Immigration/Visa Support

Immigration NZ has introduced a new Accredited Employer Work Visa system from 4 July 2022 that includes a simplified residency process for health workers on the new “Green List” of occupations – and this position is one of those designated critical positions! For successful candidates offered a position with us who require a Work Visa, we will provide support with their Visa application. Here are the links to two key pages of NZ Immigration's official site for more information:  Immigration NZ Accredited Employer Work Visa()  and Immigration NZ Green List Occupations()