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Registered Nurse or Enrolled Nurse, OPAL Unit (VID: 6622)

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Location: Palmerston North Hospital
Service: Palmerston North Hospital
Position Type: Nursing
Appointment Type: Permanent/Negotiable
Close Date: 7/05/2023
​As applications are received they will be reviewed and shortlisting may take place earlier than the advertised closing date.
MidCentral requires ALL its employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (including the first booster vaccination). We will not accept applications that do not meet this criteria.
MidCentral actively seeks Māori into our workforce to reflect the community we serve. We strive to be a place where people love to work and learn. We aim to develop a diverse team that reflects the communities that we serve and we welcome people of all ethnicities, genders, sexual orientations, religious and political beliefs, socio-economic situations and accessibility needs.



Make the Move to MidCentral

The Older People’s Acute Assessment and Liaison (OPAL) Unit is seeking to employ motivated and enthusiastic registered nurses to join our team. 
We offer timely, multi-faceted care in a specialist environment for older people.

OPAL provides holistic care to maintain or improve patient abilities and functional outcomes, reducing in-hospital complications and facilitating timely transfer back to the community.
As a Registered Nurse in the OPAL Unit you will assess patient care requirements then work with patients and their families to formulate a plan of care. You will then implement this plan while providing 24 hour support and evaluating progress, being the first contact for any of your patient’s concerns or queries.
Hours of work will be 64 per fortnight, working rotating shifts.
We welcome applications from registered nurses who meet the following essential criteria:
  • At least twelve months experience as a registered nurse in an acute area of a NZ secondary or tertiary hospital,

  • Would consider six months recent experience in a MidCentral acute setting
If you have a current practising certificate and a commitment to the provision of excellent patient care, then we look forward to hearing from you.
Please note there are various job descriptions as follows:
• For part two of the RN JD please click here.
• For part one of the EN JD please click here.
• For part two of the EN JD please click here.


 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 Pae Hauora o Ruahine o Tararua MidCentral (MidCentral) is part of Te Whatu Ora, Health New Zealand and provides healthcare services to over 180,000 people across the Manawatū, Horowhenua and Tararua regions. With a large hospital campus in 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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