Registered Nurse MAPU
Hutt Valley District Health Board
Lower Hutt, NZ
5d ago

Nau mai, haere mai ki whanau ora ki Te Awakairangi (HVDHB)

Location : Hutt Hospital

Service : Medical Assessment & Planning Unit ( MAPU)

Contract : Permanent Part-time 0.9 FTE

Kōrero mō te tūranga About the role

The Registered Nurses in MAPU are key in meeting the service’s overall aim. The successful candidate will have astute assessment skills to identify the unwell patient as well as see the holistic needs of all admitted patients.

This means being able to proactively refer patients to other services and key health care professionals in a timely manner at any point in the admission.

You will work within a small team of registered nurses, health care assistants and administrative support personnel. You will report to the Clinical Nurse Manager and be supported in your learning and development by the Clinical Nurse Educator.

The nurses in MAPU work closely with ED, medical staff, allied health and the Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist. It is very much a team approach to ensuring the efficient admission and discharge of all those admitted.

Underlying all interactions and day to day tasks the MAPU staff illustrate the values of the DHB; Always Caring, Can Do, In Partnership and Being Our Best.

Upholding these values is key to our high functioning, positive MAPU team.

This position is rostered and rotating (AMs, PMs, Nights, weekdays, weekends, public holidays).

Mō tō mātou rōpū About our team

MAPU (Medical Assessment & Planning Unit) is a 16 bedded unit aimed at assessing, treating and supportively discharging medical and surgical patients back home within a 24 hour timeframe.

The unit works hard to enable efficient and effective patient flow through the system. This means taking direct admissions from GP practices and also ED with the aim of providing a thorough assessment and MDT review to enable a safe and timely discharge home.

Moū About you


  • Current medical or surgical experience in an acute NZ hospital setting, 5+ years’ experience required
  • Current NZNC APC
  • Ability to work effectively in a small team
  • Drive to upskill and eventually coordinate shifts
  • Competent in phlebotomy and cannulation
  • Committed to quality and safety in the workplace
  • Skilled in identifying the acutely unwell patient
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • NZRC trained (not essential but preferable)
  • A commitment to embedding the principles of CCDM in the workplace
  • For further information and answers to any questions, please contact Julie Boyer (MAPU CNM) via Julie.boyer

    E pā ana ki a tatou About us

    Here at the 2DHBs (Capital & Coast District Health Board and Hutt Valley District Health Boards) we embrace diversity and welcome applications from all people, including all gender identities, ages, ethnicities, sexual orientations, disability and religions.

    A workforce that is diverse and inclusive means that we are better positioned to understand and serve our community.

    The 2DHBs are pro-equity health organisation, with a particular focus on Māori, Pacific Peoples, and the Disability Community.

    To find out more about us click on the following links

    Me pēhea te tuku tono - How to apply

    Click the apply now button to send your application directly to us. For further information on this role please email recruitment ccdhb. and indicate the job title and vacancy number in the subject line.

    We require all our employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 with an approved vaccine, including have had one booster vaccination.

    We are not accepting applications that do not meet this criteria.

    Ma tini, ma mano, ka rapa te whai

    By joining together we will success


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