Team Leader & Clinical Nurse Educator

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 terminal 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 an experienced, knowledgeable and vibrant person to lead our education and training team as a Clinical Nurse Educator.

The successful person will lead a professional team who develop and deliver evidence based education and training programmes to Registered Nurses, Health Care assistants, other health professionals and the general public in a variety of settings including aged related residential care facilities, primary health care, rural hospital and other community services. The education we provide includes in-service education, Hospice New Zealand programmes, seminars, study days, and eLearning.

Leading the education team, this role also carries primary responsibility for the delivery of clinical education and assessing the ongoing competency of Registered Nurses and Health Care Assistants across the Hospice Waikato in-patient unit, community and paediatric teams. The emphasis will be on developing and maintaining the clinical skills and competency of nurses working with adults and children in a palliative care setting.

To be the right fit for this role and our organisation you would bring:


• A current Nursing Council of NZ practising certificate for RN scope of practice
• Sound level of experience in a Leadership role, preferably within palliative care
• Experience in adult education, preceptorship or mentoring
• Significant experience in palliative care nursing
• Post-registration qualification in Palliative Care or a related field (minimum of Post-Graduate Diploma.
• Prepared to work towards a Masters qualification
• Competent with information technology, digital devices and eLearning
• Ability to work autonomously and as part of an interdisciplinary team
• Current full New Zealand driver’s license

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 valid work visa.