Work with us

Bowen offers the opportunity to work alongside some of New Zealand’s top specialists in modern facilities using the latest techniques and equipment.

We value our highly skilled staff and offer ongoing training. Bowen Hospital is not a training facility, therefore we do not offer elective placements to international students. Read the information below to find out more about working with us.

Join the Bowen team

We are constantly looking for exceptionally talented people with clinical and non-clinical experience to join our ever-growing team. So if you feel you want to make a positive difference in healthcare, create your future with Bowen Hospital.

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The Bowen Team

Bowen Hospital employs more than 110 staff. Bowen’s medical professionals are enthusiastically supported by the hospital administrators and management.

Evolution Healthcare has a commitment to provide ongoing training for its staff, both on and off site. Opportunities to attend clinical conferences and undertake relevant post graduate study are encouraged and where appropriate financially supported.

Join our exceptional hospital

We’re currently looking for Registered Nurses, Anaesthetic Technicians, Allied Health, and Theatre staff to join our awesome team.

When you join us at Bowen Hospital, you will be given the support you need to succeed. We provide a safe, friendly, inclusive and diverse work environment. We have a proud tradition of patient care with over 100 years of supporting our community. We are supported by the latest technology, equipment and facilities, and we are excited to be expanding to keep meeting the demand for our region. Located in the tranquil space of Crofton Downs, Wellington, we are proud to be the leading private healthcare hospital.

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An opportunity to work with the best

Bowen attracts some of the finest surgeons in New Zealand.

Working at Bowen offers you an opportunity to work with these highly respected specialists, in partnership with a first rate nursing team.

Our specialists perform a wide range of diagnostic, interventional and surgical procedures. Evolution Healthcare regularly invests into our facilities and equipment, allowing specialists and staff to practise their profession within a superior medical environment.

Bowen Hospital’s operating suite comprises 3 theatres and a 7-bed recovery unit. A dedicated Gastroenterology Unit onsite offers an additional waiting area, a consulting room, a single procedure room and 3-bed recovery area.

The benefits

At Bowen hospital, we believe our greatest asset is our staff. To reward and retain the best people working in the industry today, we offer a generous package of benefits and incentives to every staff member, including:

– Excellent remuneration in well staffed and supportive environments
– Superior allowances for weekends and nights
– Subsidised Medical Insurance for permanent employees
– Generous Leave Allowances
– Flexible Shifts
– Security Surveillance System
– NZ Nursing Council accredited Professional Development and Recognition Programme
– Employee Assistance Programme – Counselling Service.

Our nurses

If you’re a nurse looking to work at Bowen, we look forward to meeting you! Here’s a little more information on our wonderful nursing staff.

Meet Pam Kohnke – Theatre Manager

“It’s a very happy team. We strive for gold-standard practice.”

Bowen has three well-equipped and up-to-date theatres plus PACU, CSSD and anaesthetic technician services. We perform approximately 4,000 procedures annually, about 5-10% of which are laparoscopic. The procedures are diverse and progressive, so the work is varied and technologically challenging. Nurses work across the specialties, which are managed by three Team Leaders. We support nurses’ ongoing learning in general, and especially, clinical learning that expands your skills across specialties.

Hours of work are Monday to Friday with minimal call to cover infrequent instances of return to theatre. Shifts start between 7:00am and 12:00 noon, and the latest finish time is 8:30pm. Most staff are full-time working 8 hour shifts, but we have the flexibility to negotiate your hours with the hospital’s needs – for instance, there are short shifts of 5 hours, and long shifts of 10 hours.

Education and training

Ongoing training

Qualified and experienced nursing staff provide high-quality clinical care. Which is why we actively encourage our staff to participate in ongoing training and education.

Throughout the year Bowen Hospital is visited by trainee doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and physiotherapists. An essential part of their training is contact with patients, which occurs only under the direct supervision of senior staff or consultants. Such contact, obviously, requires the support and consent of the patients involved and this is very much appreciated by trainees and senior staff.

Bowen has an active PDRP programme and a dedicated PDRP Co-ordinator. Her role involves providing guidance to our nurses, both registered and enrolled, to ensure their professional development and practice hours are met, as set out by the Nursing Council of New Zealand. She also provides assistance to nurses with their portfolio’s and ensures their annual appraisals are completed.

Monthly PDRP education inservices are held and topics covered include:
– Nursing Council of New Zealand Competencies
– The importance of having a current up-to-date portfolio
– Tips on how to develop a portfolio and maintain it
– The importance of continuing on-going education ensuring nursing practice is safe and evidence based.

Applying from overseas

Bowen Hospital welcomes applicants who have the legal right to work in New Zealand.

If you are not a New Zealand or Australian citizen, please contact your nearest New Zealand Immigration Service to see if you are eligible to work in New Zealand.

We will endeavour to assist you with your application for a work or residence permit should you have a suitable specialised qualification such as registered nurse, ODP/anaesthetic technician or central sterile services technician.

We recommend you contact the appropriate organisation to ensure your qualifications are recognised in New Zealand and you can obtain registration:

Nursing Council of New Zealand
The Medical Sciences Council of New Zealand
NZ Sterile Services Association

About the region

Bowen Hospital is located in Wellington.

Wellington is a compact, vibrant and dynamic capital city with great lifestyle choices.

Surrounded by a picturesque natural harbour and green hillsides, it has easy access to the wine region of Martinborough and ferry to the Marlborough Sounds. Excellent educational opportunities for yourself or your children, from early childhood to post graduate studies at University. The national museum “Te Papa” leads you to life on the waterfront, major sporting and cultural events at the Stadium and a world class café culture.

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