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Our staff provide and deliver hospice services both in the community and in our inpatient unit. There are also a group of other professionals surrounding and supporting our services including Family Support, Social Work, Administrators and Volunteers.

Current Positions:

Strategic Clinical Director - Integrated Palliative Care (SCD-IPC)

A newly created role in the Auckland DHB area

  • Exceptional clinical leadership opportunity
  • Lead the integration of specialist palliative care services across our district

Mercy Hospice Auckland is an independent charitable organisation founded by the Sisters of Mercy nearly 40 years ago to provide specialist palliative care for the population of the ADHB area which serves a multi-ethnic population of around 500,000 people. Multi professional palliative care services are provided in the community as well as in a 13 bed in patient unit.

In partnership with the Community and Long Term Conditions Directorate, ADHB, we have developed a new role for an experienced and enthusiastic clinical leader to provide strategic leadership and planning for the provision of quality specialist palliative care services across the Auckland District through existing clinical team leaders. This is an exciting opportunity for a clinician with vision and leadership skills to support the development of an integrated specialist palliative care service provided by two specialist providers, Mercy Hospice and the ADHB Hospital Palliative Care Team. The role will lead the transformation and delivery of evidence based and high quality palliative care with opportunities to improve integration with other providers across our community including general practice, residential care services, community services and NGOs.

Reporting to the CEO Mercy Healthcare / Hospice, the role will provide strategic leadership to deliver a seamless palliative care service across the ADHB district. In doing so the role will promote and support integration of clinical practice and influence how specialist palliative care services are practiced, organised and delivered across ADHB. The role does not include direct management or operational responsibilities in either Mercy Hospice or ADHB but requires the person to work in close collaboration with the clinical leaders and all services providing palliative care. However, to influence and effect strategic direction of palliative care in Auckland City Hospital, the Service Lead Clinician who leads the Hospital Palliative Care Team will be directly accountable to the SCD-IPC for the implementation of strategic directives. The SCD-IPC works closely with the clinical leaders and all clinical teams in both Mercy Hospice and ADHB.

We seek someone who shares the vision of a truly seamless palliative care service who will provide strategic direction to inspire and lead from the front. We expect the role to provide strong clinical governance across services and professionals.

You will be an experienced palliative care specialist and have superior leadership skills gained from your experience and from tertiary level education and training. You will relish the challenge of service change and development and be a big picture thinker with well-developed people leadership capabilities. To be successful in this challenging and rewarding position you will have a strong interest in delivering integrated care and the development of new community based models of care.

This really is an opportunity to influence the shape and delivery of palliative care for the future of our community.

For further information about our organisations please visit our websites www.mercyhospice.org.nz and www.adhb.health.nz

For a Position Description and to register your interest, please contact Cheryl Kenwright, HR Manager, Mercy Hospice on DDI: +64 9 376 7566 | Mob: +64 21 301 552 or email Cheryl.Kenwright@mercyhospice.org.nz

You must either already hold New Zealand Registration and an Annual Practicing Certificate in a relevant clinical field (nursing, medical or allied health) or be eligible for registration in New Zealand.

If you are located outside of Auckland or New Zealand we are happy to discuss registration and relocation with you.

Applications close: Monday 15th May 2017

Registered Nurse - Bureau

Mercy Hospice Auckland provides specialist palliative care services for people facing life limiting illnesses in the Auckland City and the central suburbs area. Applications are sought for a committed and experienced nurse to join our Community Palliative Care (CPC) team on a casual basis.

We are looking for applicants who will ensure the provision of high quality specialist nursing care to those patients and families/whanau enrolled in the Mercy Hospice Auckland programme. Being a champion of the Mercy Hospice values; dignity, respect, compassion, advocacy, quality and stewardship, is a must.

The successful applicant will be responsible for:
 

  • Providing high quality nursing care to patients with complex needs – including physical, psycho-social/emotional and cultural needs.
  • Providing support and education to primary care providers including practice nurses, district nurses and aged residential care facilities
  • Collaborating with the multidisciplinary team to meet the palliative care needs of patients and family/whanau.
  • Maintaining current palliative care nursing knowledge that is evidence based by engaging with education opportunities provided within and outside MHA

Contribution to weekend rosters may also be required.

The successful applicant will have:
 

  • A minimum of 2 years experience working in a specialist palliative care environment
  • Current practising certificate
  • A post graduate qualification in palliative care nursing minimum PG Cert or studying towards a palliative care focused PG Diploma - preferred but not essential
  • Proven interpersonal communication and leadership skills
  • Computer literacy
  • Current drivers licence

Application Information:

To apply please send your CV and covering letter, setting out your reason for making the application to: Renee Fletcher - HR Assistant: careers@mercyhospice.org.nz

Applications Close: Friday 26th May

Registered Nurse

Mercy Hospice Auckland provides specialist palliative care services for people facing life limiting illnesses in the Auckland City and the central suburbs area. Applications are sought for a committed and experienced nurse to join our Community Palliative Care (CPC) team.

We are looking for applicants who will ensure the provision of high quality specialist nursing care to those patients and families/whanau enrolled in the Mercy Hospice Auckland programme. Being a champion of the Mercy Hospice values; dignity, respect, compassion, advocacy, quality and stewardship, is a must.

The successful applicant will be responsible for:
 

  • Providing high quality nursing care to patients with complex needs –including physical, psycho-social/emotional and cultural needs
  • Providing support and education to primary care providers including practice nurses, district nurses and aged residential care facilities
  • Collaborating with the multidisciplinary team to meet the palliative care needs of patients and family/whanau
  • Maintaining current palliative care nursing knowledge that is evidence based by engaging with education opportunities provided within and outside MHA

Contribution to the on-call and weekend rosters is also required.

The successful applicant will have:
 

  • A minimum of 2 years experience working preferably in palliative care or related fields
  • Current practising certificate
  • A recognised post graduate qualification is desirable but training and support will be provided for the right person interested in developing their skills in palliative care
  • Proven interpersonal communication and leadership skills
  • Computer literacy
  • Current drivers licence

This is a permanent 0.8FTE position

Application Information:

To apply please send your CV and covering letter, setting out your reason for making the application to: Renee Fletcher - HR Assistant: careers@mercyhospice.org.nz

Applications Close: 19th May 2017

Clinical Nurse Specialist: Community Palliative Care

Mercy Hospice Auckland provides specialist palliative care services for people facing life limiting illnesses in the Auckland City and the central suburbs area. Applications are sought for a committed and experienced senior nurse to join our Community Palliative Care (CPC) team.

As a Clinical Nurse Specialist you will be a role model of excellence in nursing knowledge and advanced clinical practice. You will be expected to coach and mentor a small team of (3-4) palliative care nurses in a designated area of Auckland City.

We are looking for applicants who can demonstrate outstanding leadership, project development/management and people management skills for the CPC team. Being a champion of the Mercy Hospice values; dignity, respect, compassion, advocacy, quality and stewardship is a must.

The successful applicant will be responsible for:
 

  • Managing a case load of patients with complex palliative care needs
  • Delivering packages of education to community palliative care providers
  • Supporting the use and sustainability of the ADHB Last Days of Life Care Plan to Residential Care Facilities
  • Project managing initiatives in the provision of community palliative care

The successful applicant will have:
 

  • Ideally a minimum of 2 years experience working as a Clinical Nurse Specialist in palliative care
  • Current practising certificate
  • A post graduate Diploma qualification in palliative care nursing minimum or studying towards a palliative care focused PG Diploma
  • Proven interpersonal communication and leadership skills
  • Computer literacy
  • Current drivers licence

This is a permanent position, working 72hrs per fortnight (0.9FTE)

Application Information:

To apply please send your CV and covering letter, setting out your reason for making the application to: Renee Fletcher - HR Assistant: careers@mercyhospice.org.nz

Applications Close: 31st May 2017

Health Care Assistant - Inpatient Unit

Mercy Hospice Auckland provides specialist palliative care and hospice services for people facing life limiting illnesses in the Auckland City and Central suburbs area. Applications are sought for a Health Care Assistant to work alongside the nursing team in our 13 bed inpatient unit.

The successful applicant will be responsible for:
 

  • Assisting nursing colleagues to provide personal care to patients
  • Ensuring meals and refreshments are provided for patients in the IPU
  • Communicating to the nursing and medical staff of any physical, psychosocial/spiritual needs seen during patient cares
  • Ensuring nursing equipment and resources are available for staff to use
  • Identifying potential health and safety hazards and managing any risks

The successful applicant will have:
 

  • A minimum of 2 years working as a Health Care Assistant - either in palliative care, general medicine or aged care
  • Excellent communication skills and a 'can do' attitude

This is a permanent 0.8-1.0FTE position. Must be available to work fully rostered shifts.

Application Information:

To apply, please send your CV and a cover letter, setting out your reason for making this application to: Renee Fletcher - HR Assistant: careers@mercyhospice.org.nz

Applications Close: 31st May 2017

Social and Community Service Team Leader

Mercy Hospice Auckland provides a range of specialist community palliative care and hospice services for people facing life limiting illnesses, in the Auckland City and the central suburbs area, caring for them with the utmost professional skill, compassion and quality of service.

We currently have an opportunity for an experienced manager to join our Family Support Team. The team provides excellent social services to patients and their families/whanau and community outreach programmes.

You will be responsible for leading a well-established team of clinical practitioners, including Social Workers, Counsellors, Cultural and Bereavement Support.

We are looking for applicants who are interested in joining us and working in a values based clinical environment.

You will be responsible for:
 

  •  Leading social and community care within Mercy Hospice Auckland, ensuring that it is seen as an integral part of the Mercy Mission
  • Planning, assigning, reviewing, supervising and managing the work and day-to-day activities of a group of professional clinicians responsible for performing complex social work, counselling and community services to patients and families
  • Fulfilling a clinical role within the team when required to support patients and families
  • Coordinate with the interdisciplinary team and community to provide appropriate family support to patients and families
  • Facilitate specific education sessions on social and community support as required

What we are looking for:
 

  • The capacity to work with people who have a life limiting illness and people who are grieving
  • A registered healthcare professional with current registration relevant to scope of practice
  • Professional and personal experience that would meet the requirements of the position
  • A positive, compassionate and empathetic attitude

This position is a full time (1.0 FTE) Monday to Friday position.

Application Information:

For more information and a position description please contact Cheryl Kenwright, HR Manager, Cheryl.kenwright@mercyhospice.org.nz, 09 376 7566.

Applications close 14th May 2017

General Maintenance Support

Mercy Hospice Auckland is a not for profit organisation. Its Mission is to ensure that those in our community facing life limiting illnesses are cared for with the utmost professional skill, compassion and quality of service. Our values are integral to the Mercy Hospice Auckland culture and we are committed to practising these core values individually and as an organisation.

Located on College Hill, our facility comprises a 13 bed inpatient unit and is the base for our inpatient and community clinical teams and non-clinical support staff. In addition, we have 9 shops across Central Auckland.

We are looking for a team player to support our Facilities Coordinator with general maintenance and safety of all MHA grounds, buildings, equipment and leased retail shops.

Scope of duties will include:
 

  • Ensuring all general maintenance and repairs across all areas (including shops) are conducted in a timely manner to ensure our facilities, equipment, etc remain fit for purpose
  • Assisting the Facilities Coordinator with BWOF and other compliance checks
  • Keeping our grounds tidy and attractive for visitors and patients
  • Responding to maintenance requests and other reasonable tasks

Successful applicant will have:
 

  • Ability to build positive relationships
  • Attention to detail
  • Clear verbal and written communication skills
  • Reasonable level of fitness
  • Initiative and ability to prioritise
  • A current (full) Drivers Licence
  • Ideally a background in maintenance of buildings or trade

This is a permanent 0.5FTE position, working 20hrs per week Monday - Friday, however there is the potential for these hours to increase.

Application Information

To apply please send your CV and a cover letter setting out your reason for making this application to: Renee Fletcher, HR Assistant: careers@mercyhospice.org.nz

Applications close: 9th June 2017

Relief Retail Manager - Blockhouse Bay Hospice Shop

Mercy Hospice Auckland provides a range of specialist community palliative care and hospice services for people facing life limiting illnesses, caring for them with the utmost professional skill, compassion and quality of service.

Our nine retail shops help us to raise funds which enable us to provide our specialist service free of charge to all patients and families within the Central Auckland area. Without the great relationships we have with customers and the regular donation of goods, we would not be able to raise these vital funds.

We are looking for a passionate, committed and experienced Relief Retail Manager to work Fridays and Saturdays in our Blockhouse Bay Shop.

You will be responsible for:
 

  • Managing the operational aspects and daily activity of the shop on behalf of the permanent Retail Manager
  • Demonstrating outstanding customer service skills
  • Communicating efficiently and effectively with both the customers, volunteers and also when providing a handover to the Retail Manager
  • Managing and sorting incoming donations

What we are looking for:
 

  • Proven experience of running a retail shop and preferably management experience
  • Excellent communication skills, an approachable attitude and a team player
  • A high energy approach and a passion for customer service
  • Ability to manage a busy and varied work load

This is a permanent 0.4FTE position, working 8.00am - 4.30pm

Application Information

To apply please submit your CV and a cover letter though Seek. If you would like any further information or a job description please email Annie Hurley, Retail Sales and Operations Manager – Annie.hurley@mercyhospice.org.nz

Applications close: 19th May 2017

Saturday Relief Retail Manager - Ellerslie Homeware Hospice Shop

Mercy Hospice Auckland provides a range of specialist community palliative care and hospice services for people facing life limiting illnesses, caring for them with the utmost professional skill, compassion and quality of service.

Our nine retail shops help us to raise funds which enable us to provide our specialist service free of charge to all patients and families within the Central Auckland area. Without the great relationships we have with customers and the regular donation of goods, we would not be able to raise these vital funds.

We are looking for a passionate, committed and experienced Relief Retail Manager to work Saturdays in our Ellerslie Homeware Shop.

You will be responsible for:
 

  • Managing the operational aspects and daily activity of the shop on behalf of the permanent Retail Manager
  • Demonstrating outstanding customer service skills
  • Communicating efficiently and effectively with both the customers, volunteers and also when providing a handover to the Retail Manager
  • Managing and sorting incoming donations

What we are looking for:
 

  • Proven experience of running a retail shop and preferably management experience
  • Excellent communication skills, an approachable attitude and a team player
  • A high energy approach and a passion for customer service
  • Ability to manage a busy and varied work load

This is a permanent 0.2FTE position, working 8.00am - 4.30pm

Application Information:

To apply please submit your CV and a cover letter though Seek. If you would like any further information or a job description please email Annie Hurley, Retail Sales and Operations Manager – Annie.hurley@mercyhospice.org.nz

Applications close: 19th May 2017

Seeking Volunteers for Ellerslie Hospice Shop

We are seeking Volunteers for our Ellerslie Homeware store.
Come and join our team and help turn second hand goods into first class care for our patients and families using Mercy Hospice services. Our Ellerslie Shop offers a great community vibe, an opportunity to meet new people, and develop retail skills. Duties are one 3 hour session per week or fortnight, Monday-Saturday, 10am-1pm or 1pm-4pm.
Contact Julie Reid on 361 5966 or Julie.Reid@mercyhospice.org.nz