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Registered Nurse, Post Anaesthetic Care Unit (PACU) (VID: 5140)

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Location: Palmerston North Hospital
Service: Peri-Operative Service
Position Type: Nursing
Appointment Type: Permanent/Part-time
Close Date: 1/03/2020
Have it all with a great career and lifestyle at…
MidCentral District Health Board!

(Scope of Practice – Registered Nurse)

The Post Anaesthetic Care Unit (PACU) at Palmerston North Hospital is looking for an experienced registered nurse to fill a permanent position.
PACU is a progressive and dynamic unit that recovers patients following elective and acute surgery and procedures; including some work outside of the unit.

This area provides you with the opportunity to develop advanced life support skills while providing excellent patient centered care.
Hours of work will be 24 a week working rostered, rotating shifts covering a 24/7 service.
Essential requirements include:
  • Current Annual Practicing Certificate
  • Two years acute nursing experience
    Ability to work autonomously 
  • Excellent communication skills with a positive attitude
  • Ability to be flexible and prioritise
  • Work well within a multi-disciplinary team
Desirable requirements:
  • Experience in a PACU setting with airway management skills
  • 3 years' acute surgical experience
  • Advance IV Certifications
  • Level 3 PDRP
  • ​​​​ACLS Level 6

If this sounds like you, then we look forward to receiving your application.

Contact Ben Duff, Charge Nurse for more information.

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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