Registered Nurse MAPU


Nau mai, haere mai ki Te Whatu Ora – Capital, Coast & Hutt Valley District

Location:  Hutt Valley Hospital

Service:    Medical Assessment & Planning Unit ( MAPU)

Contract:  Permanent Part-time 0.9 FTE

Salary:     $72,061-$95,340 NZNO Meca pro rata for part time salary

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 personal. 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 District; 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 supporting/ 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 or admission to the wards.

Moū – About you


At least 5 years medical or surgical experience in the acute NZ hospital setting

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

E pā ana ki a tatou – About us

Here at Capital, Coast & Hutt Valley District we embrace diversity and welcome applications from all people, including all gender identities, ages, ethnicity, sexual orientations, disability and religions. A workforce that is diverse and inclusive means that we are better positioned to understand and serve our community.

Capital, Coast & Hutt Valley District 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:

Capital and Coast

Hutt Valley

Mental Health, Addiction and Intellectual Disability Service 

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 and indicate the job title and vacancy number in the subject line.

Your safety and that of our patients is important to us. It is our expectation that you will be fully vaccinated against COVID 19, having received two doses of an approved COVID 19 vaccination.

Ma tini, ma mano, ka rapa te whai

By joining together we will succeed

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Permanent/Part Time

Job no: NM077-23

Location: Lower Hutt

Closing Date: Monday, 27 March 2023