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Registered Nurse, Medical Assessment and Planning Unit (VID: 4776)

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Location: Palmerston North Hospital
Position Type: Nursing
Appointment Type: Permanent/Negotiable
Close Date: 24/03/2019
Have it all with a great career and lifestyle....
at MidCentral District Health Board!

(Scope of Practice: Registered Nurse)
• Various hours available
• Work in a fast paced environment

We are looking for experienced, quick thinking, and dynamic registered nurses to join the Medical Assessment and Planning Unit (MAPU) team at Palmerston North Hospital.
We have various hours available working rostered, rotating shifts. Actual hours will be negotiated with the successful applicant/s.
MAPU is a dedicated area which accepts acute medical patients from the Emergency Department.  With an average length of stay of around 24 hours our unit does not resemble the usual medical ward.  The emphasis is on rapid patient assessment and treatment with the aim of either an early discharge, or a clear plan of care on admission. 
Applicants must meet the following essential criteria: 
  • One year experience as a New Zealand registered nurse or Nursing Council equivalent registered nurse in an acute secondary care facility. The ideal applicant/s 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.
If you are interested in advancing your assessment skills and working as part of a supportive team we look forward to hearing from you.
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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