Emergency Department

Come and work in the Rotorua Hospital Emergency Department

About Rotorua Hospital Emergency Department

This is a busy hospital Emergency Department seeing 33,500 patients per annum with the full mix of presentations from obstetric and gynaecology and paediatrics through to mental health and trauma.

It is a 34-bed facility, which includes three resuscitation areas, five monitored spaces, 17 acute cubicle spaces (including four dedicated paediatric rooms) and a six bed clinical decision unit.

There are dedicated procedure rooms for performing ear, nose and throat, ophthalmology, gynaecology, orthopaedic and general procedures.

There is also 24 hour access to radiology services, laboratory and blood bank facilities.

Why you should choose us 

We have exciting opportunities for Registered Nurses and Health Care Assistants to join the team in Rotorua Emergency Department on full- time or part-time, permanent or fixed term basis.

We welcome new faces and skills to our team.

RNs who are new to ED Nursing Practice can join our New To ED programme that  supports RNs as they take up this new area of nursing practice.

For experienced ED nurses, we have a strong support system in place for staff to study and develop new clinical skills and knowledge.

Rotorua ED is able to support nursing from a new graduate through to senior leadership roles.

We have a clinical nurse specialist team and associate clinical nurse managers led by a clinical nurse manager and supported by a clinical nurse educator.

Rotorua ED has a strong medical workforce which supports a teaching environment. It is recognised as an Accredited Emergency Depatment (ACEM) training site.

There are multiple opportunities for multi-disciplinary education.

About our region 

Te Whatu Ora Lakes provides healthcare to a population of 112,000 people from its two general hospitals in Rotorua and Taupō, a top tourist area of New Zealand.

In addition to the two urban centres with friendly, modern and progressive hospitals, the areas are known for their beautiful lakes, trout fishing, mountain biking, skiing and other outdoor activities.

Family friendly beaches are also only an hour’s drive away.

Working within Te Whatu Ora Lakes is a great opportunity to balance an amazing lifestyle with a rewarding professional experience in a supportive work environment.