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 a Registered Nurse to join our Community Nursing Service - Hamilton team on a permanent basis, 32 hours per week (0.8 FTE).

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 can 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. You will also need to be committed to growing your own skills and knowledge and contributing to the collective growth and development of the palliative care nursing team at Hospice Waikato.

This role requires an ability to work shifts, including evenings and weekends, as well as on-call overnight.

To be considered for this role and our organisation 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
• Current full New Zealand driver’s license
• Experience in palliative care and/or community nursing
• Proficiency in the use of computers and digital technology

If this sounds like the role and an organisation you want to be a part of, please CLICK HERE and select the ‘apply for this job’ link.

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.