Harbour Hospice is the only specialist, palliative care provider for the Hibiscus Coast, North Shore and Warkworth / Wellsford communities. We provide compassionate, free care working primarily with patients, families and carers in their homes, and also within our three hospice sites. Our bespoke services include medical care, spiritual support, physiotherapy, social activities and more, with an emphasis on helping people live every moment in whatever way is important to them.
About the role
As a Clinical Nurse Specialist in our community palliative care team, you’ll play an advanced nursing practice role in the community. You’re likely to be based at Takapuna but will travel to visit patients throughout the region. You’ll provide specialist and compassionate nursing care to patients and whanau and connect and partner with the multi-disciplinary team and other health services. Managing a clinical caseload will include assessing patients and family needs and reviewing palliative care plans with the multidisciplinary team. You’ll contribute to the development of other nurses in the team with your advice and support and work to safeguard and continually improve, the current high standards of care we provide. With a focus on evidence-based practice you will contribute to advancing palliative care nursing practice.
Work/life balance is important to us and we’ve embraced new ways of working. We’re flexible, so you tell us the hours you want, and we’ll see what we can do!
An independent problem solver and a Registered Nurse with a post-graduate qualification, you have proven experience in palliative care or other similar specialties, like oncology, neurology, and haematology. A natural collaborator, you’ll communicate effectively with a wide range of professionals in hospice, hospital and community organisations. You’ll really appreciate using your skills and knowledge to role model, mentor and educate the wider nursing team. You enjoy a challenge and you’re dedicated to working with patients and families with palliative care needs, bringing compassion to all that you do.
You will also demonstrate:
- Registered Nurse, New Zealand Nursing Council and a current NZ Annual Practising Certificate
- Postgraduate Diploma in specialty nursing and minimum Level 4 PDRP
- Passion for education and mentoring others
- Knowledge and understanding of the Treaty of Waitangi and implications in nursing practice
- Full, clean New Zealand Driver’s License
What’s in it for you?
We genuinely care about you and will demonstrate that with ongoing development opportunities including paid study leave and a high trust culture. You can work flexibly from home, onsite and in the community, managing your workload autonomously. Our team are collaborative, always open to questions and to give help and you’ll become one of the go to people for advice and support in palliative nursing practice. You’ll be an important part of a well-established, supportive and dedicated multidisciplinary team who share a passion for making every moment count for the people we care for at Hospice. Most of all, you will make an amazing difference to the lives of patients and their families.
How to apply
For more information or to obtain a position description call Peggy Newton, Recruitment Specialist, on 021 241 5567 or click below to submit your application online. Be sure to include a cover letter about you and why you’d like to join the team.