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Oncology Ambulatory Care Registered Nurse (VID: 6948)

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Location: Palmerston North Hospital
Service: Palmerston North Hospital
Position Type: Nursing
Appointment Type: Permanent/Negotiable
Close Date: 1/10/2023
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
We are looking for an enthusiastic and committed Registered Nurse for our Oncology Ambulatory Care Outpatients Service. In this role you will be responsible for the day to day provision of nursing care in the Oncology Day Unit and outpatient clinics for the specialties of Clinical Haematology, Medical Oncology and Radiation Oncology. Our nursing team is integral to the care provided in these specialist areas.

Hours of work will be 0.5 FTE working rostered duties, including 8 and 10 hour shifts.
This role is central to patients receiving outpatient chemotherapy and supportive treatment and works closely with our Oncology inpatient ward to ensure coordinated patient flow across the service.
As an acute oncology nurse, you will have the opportunity to work with patients who are going through a difficult time in their life and help make a real difference to their experience. You will have opportunities to develop skills in the specialised area of oncology and work towards senior clinical and leadership positions such as nurse specialists. Furthermore, you will have the opportunity to work in a part of the hospital that is committed to improving Maori health outcomes and have opportunities to be part of our Kaimahi Māori team to broaden your knowledge of Māori health, tikanga and te reo. You will also be a part of a supportive team with a good sense of humour.

For some people the thought of working in cancer can be daunting. However the humanness of cancer is what also makes it meaningful. We are committed to providing support and continuing professional development.

The successful candidate will ideally have:
  •  Oncology nursing background
  • 1 year post graduate nursing experience in an acute care hospital 
  • Advanced patient assessment skills
  • Have or working towards Expert Level PDRP
  • Excellent communication skills & computer knowledge
  • Self motivation to learn is important if you are interested in applying for this position
  • Have, or work towards CVAD certification and chemotherapy administration competence within the first six months of employment – full support will be given to achieve this.  
If you are interested in finding out more about this exciting opportunity, you are welcome to contact:
Vanessa Bradley, Charge Nurse, Oncology Ambulatory Care.
The annual salary for the appointment will be within step 1 (new graduate) $73,566 to step 7 $103,630 as per the “Registered Nurse and Midwife Salary Scale” in the Collective Agreement.  Salary is proportionate to hours worked. 
For part two of the job description please click here.

Come and join us
Employing over 2500 people, MidCentral offers a supportive work environment that accepts and values all employees.  We actively seek Māori kaimahi into our workforce and provide an environment which delivers our commitment to   equity, diversity, and inclusion.

MidCentral region offers an excellent lifestyle for families with scenic spots for hiking and mountain-biking, great schools and tertiary institutions.  With the mountains, city and sea at your doorstep, you’ll get to taste the best of both worlds – the perfect blend of rural and city living.

  • An encouraging learning environment where you will continue to grow and be challenged
  • A professional and supportive culture and team setting
    Fulfilling and challenging work with great lifestyle options
  • Tailored wellness programmes

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.

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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.

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.
MidCentral actively seeks Māori into our workforce to reflect the community we serve.

Most positions are defined as a Core Children’s worker under the Children’s Act and require full safety checks completed before employment commences. 

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

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