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Registered Nurse, Flexible Acute Flow Unit (VID: 6175)

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Location: Palmerston North Hospital
Service: Palmerston North Hospital
Position Type: Nursing
Appointment Type: Permanent/Negotiable
Close Date: 30/10/2022
​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.

Te Uru Arotau (Acute & Elective Specialist Services) are looking for a vibrant team of nurses to work in and run a newly established Flexible Acute Flow Unit (FAFU).
This is a 10-bedded unit located in the former Transitory Care Unit and adjacent to the Emergency Department. Its purpose is to accommodate inpatients of all specialties who require a short stay only. 

Successful applicants are required to be proactive in patient movement, and have an understanding of the importance of patient flow and whole-of-hospital response to bed management. 

 The team must be able to manage evolving clinical situations and have the confidence and ability to escalate concerns.
This role requires a high level of clinical ability, and to be confident in recognising the potential deteriorating patients and act appropriately. Nurses within the unit may work off Holding Orders, and must have an ability to escalate concerns in an articulate manner.
Functional relationships will include (but not limited to) clinical nurse leaders across the organisation, Duty Nurse Managers, Allied Health, Specialist medical and surgical teams.
These positions will be rostered and rotating.
If this sounds like you, or you would like more information about the role, please contact Neil McKelvie (Operations Lead Unplanned Care).
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:
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Private Bag 11036
Manawatu Mail Centre
Palmerston North 4442

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