Registered Nurse (FTE: 0.8) – Rainbow Place Nursing Team

Rainbow Place is the children and young people’s service of Hospice Waikato – we are the only hospice in New Zealand that offers specialist child-focussed palliative care services supporting children and young people aged 0-18 years, and their families, living with a life limiting/life threatening condition.

Care and support are offered to children and young people often for many years from diagnosis of a life limiting/life threatening condition, throughout the child/young person’s life, end of life care and onto bereavement support. The Rainbow Place team work alongside other health professionals involved in the care of the child/young person, providing skilled paediatric palliative care input, and supporting their family/carers.

Care and support is provided wherever it is needed, such as the family home, school, hospital and other community facilities, as well as the Rainbow Place facilities and Hospice Waikato In-Patient Unit for respite, symptom control and end of life care. Rainbow Place staff are supported in their work by the large team of specialist palliative care staff at Hospice Waikato, including voluntary staff who enhance the service and facilities in a variety of ways.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Registered Nurse to join our Rainbow Place team. As a member of the Rainbow Place Nursing Team, you will contribute to the collective growth and development of Rainbow Place services at Hospice Waikato. You will be committed to the on-going development of your paediatric and palliative care knowledge and understanding.

To be the right fit for this role and our organisation you would bring:
• Registered Nurse Qualification
• Registration with Nursing Council of New Zealand
• A current practising certificate with Nursing Council of New Zealand
• Paediatric nursing experience
• Ability to work autonomously and as part of an interdisciplinary team
• A visible passion for nursing and the field of children’s palliative care
• Current full New Zealand driver’s license
• Post-registration qualification in Palliative Care
• Experience in family support
• Advanced clinical assessment skills
• Experience in patient/family education
• Experience in community-based nursing

If you wish to discuss any aspects of this position please contact Zoe Fairbrother, Rainbow Place Team Leader, at the following address

If this sounds like the role and organisation you want to be a part of then please send your application to

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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