At Hospice Eastern Bay of Plenty (EBoP) our mission is to provide excellent, passionate specialist palliative care for everyone in need throughout the Eastern Bay of Plenty and we are seeking a Senior Registered Nurse to join our wonderful team, to help achieve this goal.
Our skilled team at Hospice EBoP are committed to delivering optimum care for both patients and their families / whanau and being leaders in our field, ensuring availability of timely, equitable, and quality palliative care. We work as a team to ensure we provide the care needed to allow our patients to live well when their life is limited, but also do our part individually to ensure we can successfully achieve our objective. Your skills and knowledge will be particularly valued here at Hospice EBoP.
People make a choice to live in the Eastern Bay of Plenty for many reasons, including lifestyle, climate, outdoor pursuits, and proximity to other main centres/regions. This is an opportunity to use your skills, knowledge, and passion to further refine and develop our palliative care services. Our diverse urban and rural region is unique and offers opportunities for both individual and professional development.
About the role
Managing and coordinating the delivery of palliative care for up to 25 community patients in the Eastern Bay of Plenty, whilst supporting the Clinical Services Manager. This is a 2IC position who will relieve for the Clinical Services Manager in her absence, and triage new referrals with identified area allocations on their behalf.
Making daily calls to patients and visiting when necessary to those with complex care requirements and making sure patient notes are accurate, up to date and in a timely manner. Liaising with patient’s GP practices, carers, family/whanau, Allied Health and colleagues to ensure the best care is provided to each patient.
The candidate would also spend 0.2 FTE developing education in palliative care and presenting to Aged Residential Care facilities and Allied Health Providers, including education around Te Ara Whaka Piri (End of Life Care). Also supporting implementation of PDRP training to clinical staff.
We are looking for someone who:
Has at least 5 years’ experience in palliative care
Has either completed post graduate studies in palliative care or currently working towards their master’s degree*
Has nurse education experience or an interest in driving nurse education initiatives
A holistic approach to patient and family/whanau care
Excellent communication and patient assessment skills
Shows compassion, respect, and integrity
Ability to work independently and enjoy being part of a supportive and collaborative team
Strives for excellence in all aspects of their role
Current NZ Annual Practising Certificate
Applicants should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.
*Study leave support can be made available for the right candidate to complete palliative care qualifications.
This is a permanent position working up to 1 FTE (40 hours per week). Hours can be negotiated. A full copy of the job description is available at