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Clinical Nurse Specialist

Clinical Nurse Specialist - Palliative Care

Based in Whakatane

0.4 - 1 FTE. Days and hours are negotiable


Introduction to the job.

We are seeking an experienced Palliative Care Clinical Nurse Specialist with a passion for the provision of integrated community palliative care and education.

  • To provide an in-reach / liaison service to Aged Residential Care (ARC) facilities to support the delivery of best practice palliative care for Hospice EBOP patients 

  • To provide ongoing clinical care / support to HEBOP patients in ARC facilities

  • To coordinate and deliver Hospice New Zealand (HNZ) Fundamentals of Palliative Care Program and HNZ Syringe Driver Competency Program to ARC facilities and generalist palliative care providers

  • To provide coaching and mentoring to staff in ARC facilities across the region to support the delivery of quality palliative care to residents and their families /whanau

  • To promote and encourage a learning environment within Hospice EBOP clinical team, facilitating and coordinating responsive and comprehensive learning opportunities


We are looking for someone who has:

  • -5+ years’ experience in, and sound knowledge of, specialist palliative care

  • Relevant post graduate qualifications in palliative care (minimum: Postgraduate certificate, working on Postgraduate diploma)

  • Advanced patient assessment skills

  • Advanced communication skills

  • Ability to work independently in the community

  • Passion for education delivery


What We can offer:

  • No night shifts / shift work

  • 6 weekly on-call weekends

  • Education development

  • Pathway to learning

  • Great family/work/life balance

  • Free flu vaccination

  • Great, friendly team culture

  • Flexible work arrangements

  • $3000 Relocation Bonus


Why live in the Eastern Bay of Plenty?

Our sunny slice of paradise offers something for everyone. We know you’ll love it too. 

​The warmer months bring even more buzz to town, from food festivals to marathons to live bands. There are so many outdoor activities to choose from to lap it all up too - whether that be a beach walk, or a bike ride along the river. 

Are you a foodie? Look no further. In the colder months, the cafés up their game. The Whakatāne township is also home to the most delicious cuisine, from award-winning pies to Korean fusion to freshly baked croissants at Sunday’s markets.

​If water activities are what you're into, you'll never get bored. There's kayaking, paddleboarding and a great surf beach. Jetskiiers and watersports frequent the harbour, and further along Ōhope Beach on a windy day, you can join the kite surfers. One of the only marine volcanic dive spots in New Zealand is off the coast of Whakatāne too. If you’d rather stay on the land, grab your rod and a chair, and find a spot on the wharf at high tide to join the other fishermen enjoying a lazy weekend. 

​Like weekends away? Whakatāne is only a few hours’ drive from the mountain or the lakes if you’ve seen enough of the sand.  It’s also a quick drive to Mount Maunganui if you’re keen to dabble in some shopping and the city life, before enjoying a scenic drive back to the traffic free Whakatāne.

The Eastern Bay of Plenty is beautiful, and we know you'll love it here! Come and join us!

How to Apply

Call us on 07 307 2244 to chat about the job.

Come in for a visit at 37 Goulstone Road, Whakatāne.

Visit our website at

Email us with a copy of your CV at

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