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Associate Charge Nurse, Ward 29 (VID: 6454)

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Location: Palmerston North Hospital
Service: General Surgery - Ward 29 Surgical
Position Type: Nursing
Appointment Type: Permanent/Part-time
Close Date: 9/10/2022
​As applications are received they will be reviewed and shortlisting may take place earlier than the advertised closing date.
We are looking to fill this position as soon as possible so may withdraw the advert if the perfect candidate is found before the expiry date. Don’t delay applying if you think you’re the right fit to join the MidCentral team!
To comply with the current COVID-19 Health Order, MidCentral requires ALL its employees to be fully vaccinated (and boosted as applicable) against COVID-19. We will not accept applications that do not meet this criteria.
MidCentral actively seeks Māori into our workforce to reflect the community we serve.

Have it all with a great career and lifestyle.... 
at MidCentral! 

(Scope of Practice – Registered Nurse)

Join a close, supportive leadership team and be involved in promoting a positive team environment focused on quality patient care and developing an exceptional workforce.

Expressions of interest are sought from experienced, motivated registered nurses, with recent surgical nursing expertise, for this part-time role.

The Associate Charge Nurse will be a vital member in the surgical services team who supports and develops staff, and is responsible for ensuring quality care is delivered to patients.  You will be required to be an excellent role model for clinical practice and leadership, and be prepared to accept challenges in an ever changing work environment.

The ACN will: 
  • Co-ordinate the delivery of patient care over a 24-hour period
  • Enhance continuity of patient care
  • Facilitate clinical excellence in nursing practice
  • Facilitate education of nursing staff.
  • Registered Nurse, minimum Level 3 Professional Development Recognition Portfolio 
  • Evidence of recent experience in co-ordinating shifts within inpatient wards
  • Demonstrate an active commitment to colleagues and own professional growth
  • Recognition by your peers that you have developed medical clinical experience and leadership skills.
This part time position is 56 hours a fortnight working rostered, rotating shifts with the option to work in other areas as a RN, including the Hospital Coordination Unit, up to full time.

There is the expectation that the Associate Charge Nurse would cover the Charge Nurse when required.
For further information you are welcome to contact Joanne, Charge Nurse, Ward 29.
MidCentral is committed to ensuring that children and young people are safe from abuse and harm. As part of our commitment to children and young people, and in line with the Childrens Act 2014, appointment to positions that involve regular or overnight contact with children will include worker safety checks. These checks are in addition to the requirement to have a satisfactory police clearance. Further information will be provided to shortlisted candidates. More information about the Childrens Act 2014 is available from the Ministry for Children (Oranga Tamariki) website. 

Te Whatu Ora, Health New Zealand Te Pae Hauora o Ruahine o Tararua MidCentral (MidCentral) provides healthcare services to over 180,000 people across the Manawatū, Horowhenua and Tararua regions. With a large hospital campus at Palmerston North, it also provides key health care and support services to neighbouring communities.


For further information:
Human Resources
Private Bag 11036
Manawatu Mail Centre
Palmerston North 4442

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