Registered Nurse

Hospice Waikato is an organisation focused on leading the way in the growing specialist field of community palliative care. We are totally committed to providing patient focused, highly professional care, for Waikato people living with life limiting or life-threatening illnesses and for those who support them.

Hospice Waikato:
• Recognises people and the difference they make
• Is committed to developing its people to the highest professional skill level
• Understands the value of emotional support for all
• Delivers its services with a multidisciplinary focus
• Is committed to being the best in its field

We are currently seeking expressions of interest from Registered Nurses who are interested in joining our Community Nursing or In-Patient Unit (IPU) teams on a permanent part time basis. Hours of work available will be between 0.6 and 0.9 FTE (24 – 32 hours per week).

The Community Nursing Service - Hamilton nursing team provides specialist community palliative care to patients and their family/whanau in their home, working closely with the wider hospice services, GPs, residential care facilities and district nurses in and around Hamilton city. This role therefore requires an individual who has the ability to work autonomously and as part of an interdisciplinary team, as well as emotional maturity and resilience. Experience in palliative care and/or community nursing will be a significant advantage and you will need to be proficient with digital technology and using portable electronic devices, as Hospice Waikato is embracing virtual health and new technology. This role requires an ability to work shifts, including evenings and weekends, as well as on-call overnight and applicants must have a current full New Zealand driver’s license.

Our 11 bed IPU has patients referred for complex symptom management, respite care, and end-of-life care. Our IPU is continually looking for new opportunities to deliver leading edge, patient focused palliative care, such as new treatment and supportive care approaches, enhancing the environment to meet patient and family/whanau needs, and the development of inpatient hospice services for children and young people. This role requires an ability to work shifts, including evenings, nights and weekends.

To be considered for this role and our organisation, in addition to the above, we are looking for someone who has:
• Registered Nurse qualification
• Registration with Nursing Council of New Zealand
• Current Annual Practicing Certificate with the Nursing Council of New Zealand
• A desire to learn and grow as an individual

If this sounds like the role and organisation you want to be a part of then please send your expression of interest to hr@hospicewaikato.org.nz.

The successful applicant will be required to undertake pre-employment health screening (including drug testing) and complete a Ministry of Justice criminal records check, the results of which must be to Hospice Waikato’s satisfaction.

Applicants must have NZ residency or a valid work visa.

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