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Registered Nurse, Ward 29 Surgical Services (VID: 6542)

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Location: Palmerston North Hospital
Service: General Surgery - Ward 29 Surgical
Position Type: Nursing
Appointment Type: Permanent/Part-time
Close Date: 2/04/2023
​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.



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Want to develop advanced surgical nursing skills?
Come join our supportive team caring for complex surgical patients. There is never a dull moment and always opportunities to develop your skills in advanced pain management, UWSD management, AirVo, advanced wound therapies such as Veriflow VAC and caring for the deteriorating patient among other skills.
Essential criteria: 

Two years’ experience as a New Zealand registered nurse or Nursing Council equivalent registered nurse in an acute secondary care facility, ideally with surgical ward or other acute experience eg Peri-operative, Operating Theatre/Emergency/ICU.
Three year’s post registration experience in an equivalent secondary care facility outside New Zealand AND completion of the CAP training.
Ward 29 has a permanent position available (0.8 FTE), working rostered, rotating shifts.
We need staff who work quick, think fast and who meet the meet the above criteria. Surgical services inpatient wards provide acute/elective services for patients of varying ages and a variety of surgical conditions.  The roles are challenging, varied and offer an opportunity to join an enthusiastic, progressive nursing team who pride themselves on providing quality nursing care to patients/families.
If you meet the essential criteria for a role within surgical services you are welcome to apply for a position.
​​​​​​​​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 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.

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

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