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Registered Nurse, DOSA (VID: 6406)

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Location: Palmerston North Hospital
Service: Theatre - Operating Theatre
Position Type: Nursing
Appointment Type: Permanent/Negotiable
Close Date: 27/11/2022
​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.


(Scope of Practice – Registered Nurse)

Day of Surgery Admissions (DOSA)/Surgical Short Stay Unit (SSSU) 
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We are looking for an experienced registered nurse to join our amazing nursing team!
We are looking for an experienced registered nurse join our amazing nursing team.
0.6-1.0 FTE is available for the right person.
Our ideal candidate will have a positive attitude to their work and be a great team player. 

You will communicate well and want to actively contribute to the department, and importantly have a sense of humour.
We are currently building a new day of surgery admissions area (DOSA) and surgical short stay unit (SSSU) with a project called SPIRE. We are looking for nurses to join our growing team in this new department.
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, while not essential, would be an advantage.
Our DOSA area has 6.45am, 7am, 11am and 12pm start times (8-hour shifts). The SSSU start times are 7am, and 1pm, with a 10-hour night starting at 9pm. Most of the shifts are with DOSA and are weekdays.
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 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. To find out more information about the Childrens Act 2014 click here​.

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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