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Registered Nurse, Medical Assessment and Planning Unit (VID: 6694)

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Location: Palmerston North Hospital
Position Type: Nursing
Appointment Type: Permanent/Part-time
Close Date: 2/04/2023

Our Organisation

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.

The Opportunity

Come and join a supportive, hard-working team in our brand new MAPU facility at Palmerston North Hospital!

If you are interested in taking your assessment skills to the next level, and be part of a supportive team that will help you grow in your role, we want to hear from you!

MAPU is a dedicated area that accepts acute medical patients from the Emergency Department. With a shorter stay for patients, around 24 – 48 hours, this isn’t your usual medical ward. The emphasis is on rapid patient assessment and treatment, with the aim of either ran early discharge or a clear plan of care on admission.

We are looking for experienced, quick thinking and dynamic registered nurses to join the team. In this fast paced, ever changing environment, no two days are the same!

Hours of work will be 32 a week, working rostered, rotating shifts.

We have also recently moved into our brand new MAPU facility, located at the front of Palmerston North Hospital, right next door to the new EDOA facility. The new, purpose-built facility has state of the art equipment, and increases our bed capacity from 15 beds to 20.

It’s never been a better time to Make the Move to MidCentral and explore our beautiful rohe!

About you
To be successful in the role, applicants must meet the following essential criteria: 
  • A minimal of 2 years’ experience as a New Zealand registered nurse or Nursing Council equivalent registered nurse in an acute secondary care facility. The ideal applicant will have medical or Emergency Department experience.

  • Three year’s post registration experience in an equivalent secondary care facility outside New Zealand AND completion of the CAP training.

How to apply

To view the position description and/or apply for the role (by submitting your cover letter and CV), please click “APPLY NOW”.  For tracking and reporting purposes, all applications must be submitted through our online career portal.

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.


​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.





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

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