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Nurse Practitioner - Palliative Care

Nurse Practitioner - Palliative Care

Based in Whakatane

Days and hours are negotiable


Job Introduction

We are seeking a Nurse Practitioner with expertise in providing specialist palliative care to patients diagnosed with a life threatening disease. A passion in delivering and educating those who are travelling this journey.

  • To provide specialist managemnt of complex symptoms and pain issues in advice, consultation, implementation for EBOP patients.

  • To provide medication prescribing for patients in the managment of complex symptoms.

  • To liase collaboratively in partnership with GP practices in providing excellent palliative care to EBOP patients.

  • To liase with HPCT at Te Whatu Ora in the management of patients admitted to hospital.

  • To oversee and work collaboratively with CNS in provision of education programe for Allied Health Providers.


We are looking for someone who has:

  • 5+ years experience in the delivery of specialist palliative care to a wide range of patients.

  • Relevant qualifications that fit the profile of a Nurse Pratitioner.

  • Ability to manage a structured case load as well as maintian an effective managerial role.

  • Excellent clinical reasoning skills with ability to intergrate these skills when assessing patients symptoms.

  • Courage to work autonomously displaying excellent decision making skills with the ability to show confidence in moving decisions forward for the good of the patient.

  • An excellent understanding and grasp of Te Ao Māori, tikanga practices and abilkity to implement interventions as requirted.

  • An excellent understanding of Te Whare Tapu whā model of care.

  • Is a team person, can demonstrate good communication skills with colleagues and patients/whānau/family.


What we can offer:

  • No shift work

  • Great family / work / life balance

  • Free flu vaccination

  • Great, friendly, team culture

  • Te Reo training

  • Cultural training

  • $3000.00 relocation costing

  • Flexible work arrangements

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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