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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:

Clinical Services Manager

You won't want to miss this exciting opportunity!
Lead, motivate, inspire, and innovate at Mercy Hospice Auckland

We are one of New Zealand's pioneering hospices, leading the way in palliative care for the last 38 years. Our Mission is to care for people facing life limiting illnesses with the utmost professional skill, compassion and quality of service.

We are looking for an innovative and motivated Clinical Services Manager with excellent communication skills and at least five years management experience in Palliative Care to lead our nursing, psychosocial services and education team.

Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, you will be responsible for the strategic direction and operational structure to ensure the upmost quality of nursing care for Mercy Hospice. Working alongside the Medical Director you will play a key role in the Management team contributing to our strategic development, mission and vision.

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

Possessing sound clinical knowledge, being passionate about nursing and having a commitment to excellence is key to this role.

Stakeholder management is critical; therefore professional credibility and networking skills are essential in order to build effective relationships with the wide range of stakeholders.

Does this sound like the role for you?

Applications close 15th September 2017, or when a suitable applicant has been found.

Please apply through Seek.

For more information and a position description please contact Cheryl Kenwright, HR Manager on 09 361 5966 or cheryl.kenwright@mercyhospice.org.nz

 

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: 1st September 2017

Clinical Nurse Educator

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 dynamic Education team requires a skilled Clinical Nurse Educator to work with the team to provide an increasing need for palliative care education in the ADHB area and most particularly the Palliative Outcomes Initiatives (POI). We invite applications from Registered Nurses with proven education experience for this 0.6FTE position.

The successful applicant will be part of a team that is responsible for:

  • Education opportunities which foster high quality care to patients and their families with palliative needs
  • A high quality education programme which is accessible to a wide range of specialist and generalist palliative care providers - includes but is not exclusive to ADHB and Aged Care facilities
  • A high functioning internal education programme which encourages a learning culture and excellence in the provision of specialist palliative care - this includes the wider MHA interdisciplinary staff and volunteers
  • Fostering collaborative relationships with other health, social care and education providers, and promoting and supporting (through education) the implementation of palliative care in a variety of settings
  • Provide expert support to members of the POI multi-disciplinary team in developing customised education packages for residential care clients

The successful applicant will have:
 

  • A current practising certificate
  • A minimum of 5 years working in the health care sector, preferably palliative care, residential aged care or acute care setting
  • A Post Graduate qualification in a related specialty palliative care, residential aged care or adult education
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and presentation/education skills
  • Computer literacy including proficiency in PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook
  • Experience working within electronic learning programmes would also be an advantage

Application Information:

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

Applications close: 31 August 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: 1st September 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