Registered Nurse - Assessment Planning Unit
Mō Tātou – About Us
Situated in the sunny eastern coast of New Zealand's North Island, the Bay of Plenty is just that, offering vast golden sand beaches, bush-clad mountains, lush farmlands and more. Its pleasant climate means the area has become a favourite for holidaymakers, retirees and those looking for a different lifestyle outside the main cities.
Te Whatu Ora - Health New Zealand, Hauora a Toi Bay of Plenty is spread across a vast geographical area and centred across two hospitals based in Tauranga and Whakatāne. We serve a population of approximately 259,000 in the major population centres of Tauranga, Katikati, Te Puke, Whakatāne, Kawerau and Ōpōtiki. Te Whatu Ora Hauora, a Toi Bay of Plenty, is one of the Bay of Plenty's largest employers, with over 4000 staff.
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He Kōrero mō te tūranga - About the Role
Our Unit is looking for two Registered Nurses passionate about working in a fast-paced, dynamic environment!
We are seeking experienced, passionate, and driven registered nurses to join our vibrant and innovative nurse-led Assessment Planning Unit (APU) team. You will join a skilled and knowledgeable nurse team aiming for high-quality patient care. The position is based at the Tauranga Hospital.
The APU is a dynamic, fast-paced, and busy unit providing assessment and treatment for acutely unwell patients admitted by their GP, plus patients admitted from the Emergency department. APU consists of a 24 bedded assessment and planning area and 8 ambulatory chairs, also known as the Ambulatory Care Unit. Working in APU at Tauranga Hospital, you will be part of a highly-skilled and supportive team of 65 staff members who manage a unique variety of health conditions presenting at our provincial hospital. This is an exciting environment in which to develop excellence in nursing assessment and planning skills, with the support of the APU staff.
Furthermore, to provide a liaison service for our frail older adults admitted to APU, we also have a dedicated team called the PARIS team in APU that, with input from multidisciplinary team members, Physiotherapists, Occupational therapists, Social workers, and Gerontology Nurse Specialists provides Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment (CGA) based care for the frail older adult.
He korero mōu - About You
The ideal successful applicant will be able to:
- Work effectively and efficiently in a high-pressure team nursing environment
- Demonstrate good organisational and communication skills
- Can demonstrate a safe clinical practice
- Demonstrate a calm demeanour and a good sense of humour
- Looking to become part of a team and is a team player
Sound like you? We encourage you to apply today.
Ko o tatou painga – Our Benefits
- In-House career development
- Relocation assistance available for overseas applicants
- Flexible working practices (e.g. We support work-life balance and flexible work arrangements whenever possible)
- Highly rewarding role and opportunity to make a difference!
- Be a valued member of a multidisciplinary team
- Subsidised onsite hospital gym membership
- Free flu vaccinations
- Free onsite parking
- Discounts (with local businesses)
Ngā uarātanga ō ā mātou mahi – Our Values
At Te Whatu Ora Hauora a Toi Bay of Plenty, we recruit for our Manaakitanga CARE values. Why do we do this? Because values-based teams deliver better care.
Our manaakitanga CARE values (Compassion, All-one-team, Responsive and Excellence) support each of us to make a difference every day in the things we do and say. Therefore, it's important that when recruiting, we recruit new colleagues who live by our CARE values.
Te Whatu Ora Hauora a Toi Bay of Plenty are committed to improving Māori health outcomes and achieving health equity for Māori through Te Tiriti o Waitangi obligations. It is essential you demonstrate an awareness of Māori indigenous rights and current issues in relation to health and health equity.
Me pēhea te tuku tono - How to Apply
You can view the position description below and to apply for the role, please click "APPLY NOW." All applications must be submitted through our online career portal for tracking and reporting purposes.
It is desirable that new employees of Te Whatu Ora are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, which includes two doses of an approved vaccine. If you are unable to receive a COVID-19 vaccine or booster for any reason, please indicate this in your application so we can discuss this with you further.
Children's Act 2014
Due to this position having contact with children and Te Whatu Ora Hauora a Toi Bay of Plenty's commitment to child protection, you will be subject to ‘safety checks' under the Children's Act at the time of hire and thereafter as per the relevant legislation.
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