Registered Nurse - Acute Medical Assessment Unit

  • 0.8 FTE permanent position available in the Acute Medical Assessment Unit.
  • Registered with the Nursing Council of New Zealand with a current APC.
  • Ability to work in a multidisciplinary team.

Our Purpose: Why we do it

When you work with the Canterbury District Health Board, you’re part of something very special. We plan, fund and deliver health services to the almost 600,000 people that live in the Canterbury region. Our primary goal is to put people at the heart of everything we do.

The Team: What we do

The Acute Medical Admitting Unit (AMAU) based at Christchurch Hospital, is a 36 bed unit caring for a wide variety of acutely unwell patients. We want to see our staff grow so we encourage people with professional development opportunities and support people new to AMAU to thrive in a fast paced environment.

The Role: Where you fit in

In this role, you will be responsible for providing quality care to a wide range of patients presenting to AMAU with acute medical conditions. You will liaise with family and members of the multidisciplinary team to coordinate patient care

Your skills will include:

  • Recent acute medical experience and the ability to work cohesively in a multidisciplinary team.
  • Sound assessment and decision making skills.
  • Work calmly under pressure.
  • Excellent organisational and interpersonal skills.
  • Flexibility to work on a rotating roster.

Our Culture: What matters to us

Ko ngā tāngata, te mātua mahi

Putting people at the heart of all we do 

Health is ultimately all about people. What’s important around here is the way we care for and respect others, the responsibility taken for delivering outcomes, and going about our work with integrity. 

Belonging Here: Becoming part of our story

Being part of the Canterbury District Health Board, you will enjoy a fantastic benefits scheme, the opportunity for flexible working arrangements and ongoing focus on your career development.

The Canterbury DHB believes that diversity and inclusion is key to ensure we deliver the best care for our diverse population. The Canterbury DHB is an inclusive and equal opportunity employer that welcomes and respects everyone.  

If this role has sparked your interest but does not match your skills then please visit our careers website and have a look at our roles that better suit your expertise.

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Permanent/Part Time

Job no: PC0792751

Location: Christchurch

Closing Date: Wednesday, 8 April 2020