Registered Nurse - South Waikato (0.7 FTE)

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

Our people are part of an organisation that:
• Recognises people and the difference they make
• Is committed to developing its people to the highest professional skill level
• Understands the value of social, emotional and spiritual support for all
• Delivers its services with a multidisciplinary focus
• Is committed to being the best in its field

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Registered Nurse to join our Community Nursing Service providing specialist palliative care to patients and their family/carers in their own home. As a part of the Community Nursing Service - Rural team, the Registered Nurse role provides specialist palliative care to patients and their family/whānau in collaboration with District Nursing Services and General Practitioners. This role will be 0.7 FTE (7 days a fortnight).

This role specifically provides care for people living in the South West Waikato area (Te Kuiti and Taumarunui) and so would suit a person living in this area. There is also a requirement to travel to Hamilton for meetings and education. Proficiency with information technology and related digital devices is
essential.

Hospice Waikato requires staff to be committed to growing their own clinical knowledge and contributing to the collective growth and development of specialist palliative care at Hospice Waikato. To be the right fit for this role and our organisation you would bring:

Essential:
• Registered Nurse qualification
• Registration with Nursing Council of New Zealand
• A current practising certificate with the Nursing Council of New Zealand
• Current full New Zealand driver’s license
• A minimum of 3 years post registration experience in a relevant area of nursing
• Experience in community based nursing
• Proficient with information technology and related digital devices

Desirable:
• Experience in palliative care nursing
• Experience in patient education
• A post registration qualification in palliative care or willingness to pursue this

If you wish to discuss any aspects of this position please contact Wayne Naylor, Director of Nursing, at the following address wayne.naylor@hospicewaikato.org.nz

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