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Registered Nurse, DOSA/Pre-Admission Clinic (VID: 4789)

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Location: Palmerston North Hospital
Service: Theatre - Operating Theatre
Position Type: Nursing
Appointment Type: Permanent/Fulltime
Close Date: 31/03/2019

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

(Scope of Practice – Registered Nurse)

Day of Surgery Admissions (DOSA)/Surgical Short Stay Unit (SSSU)/Pre-Admission Clinic (POAC)
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We are looking for an experienced registered nurse to join our amazing nursing team!

Our ideal candidate will have a positive attitude to their work and be an amazing team player. You will communicate well and want to actively contribute to the department, and importantly have a sense of humour!
We have a permanent, full time vacancy within our forward-thinking day of surgery unit, rotating through pre-admission clinic, day surgery and a 6-bed surgical short stay unit.
The job is suited to a reliable person with great interpersonal skills that can adapt to change within a developing service. Experience within a perioperative environment and post graduate study (especially health assessment papers) while not essential, would be an advantage.
This position would have the opportunity for you to consolidate your assessment skills in our pre-admissions clinic.
Hours of work will be 40 a week working rostered rotating shifts including nights and weeks. 0.9FTE (36 hours) will be a consideration for the ideal candidate.
Essential criteria:
• At least one year’s recent medical/surgical experience as a New Zealand registered nurse or Nursing Council equivalent registered nurse
• At least four years post registration surgical experience in an equivalent secondary care facility outside of New Zealand AND completion of the CAP training (Not suitable for New Graduates)
Contact the Charge Nurse, Ben Duff for more information if needed.


MidCentral District Health Board 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 Vulnerable Children 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. To find out more information about the Vulnerable Children Act 2014 click here​.

MidCentral District Health Board employs more than 2500 staff at Manawatu, Palmerston North, Tararua and Horowhenua and Otaki districts.
Palmerston North Hospital is a 350 bed secondary hospital, which services an urban population of 80,000 and a total population catchment of 168,000. In addition, the hospital is a teaching hospital, and is associated with both Auckland and Otago medical schools.
Palmerston North is a major university city and is at the hub of key routes to the central North Island ski fields, and river adventures. Wellington the capital city, is only a two hour journey by road, as are the wine growing regions of Hawke's Bay and Wairarapa.


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

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