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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:

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: 28th July 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: 28th July 2017

 

Clinical Nurse Specialist - Supportive Hospice Aged Residential Exchange (SHARE)

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.

The Clinical Nurse Specialist SHARE is an advanced nursing practice role and is responsible for the implementation of the SHARE intervention to Aged Residential Care Facilities in the Auckland District Health Board catchment.

As a senior nurse, this role has a responsibility to undertake with each of the participating facilities a review and assessment of goals of care, initiate a reciprocal clinical coaching and role modelling process, education planning, role modelling of advance care planning conversations and debriefing and reflection.

The Clinical Nurse Specialist SHARE works within a collaborative model with the nursing and medical team in each participating ARC facility and the wider MHA MDT.

The successful applicant will be responsible for:
 

  • Ongoing development of collaboration relationships between MHA and participating Aged Residential Care Facilities
  • Supporting participating Aged Residential Care Facilities to identify and plan for those residents with life limiting illnesses
  • Delivering palliative care education within those facilities as required
  • Providing coaching and mentoring to clinical staff as required
  • Role modelling advance care planning conversations for clinical staff

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 80hrs per fortnight (1.0FTE)

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: 11 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: 30th June 2017

Chinese Liaison Support

Mercy Hospice Auckland is a non 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 of dignity, compassion, respect, quality, advocacy and stewardship are integral to the Mercy Hospice Auckland culture and we are committed to practising these core values individually and as on organisation.

We are seeking a health practitioner with an understanding of Palliative Care role to support and coordinate care for Chinese patients and their families residing within the ADHB area. In addition the Chinese Liaison will provide cultural support and consultation to community healthcare providers and contribute to education, mentoring and support programmes ensuring that a high standard of cultural care is provided at Mercy Hospice Auckland.

You will be responsible for:
 

  • Coordinating the emotional, psychosocial, cultural and spiritual care for Chinese patients and their families referred to the MHA service
  • Providing support, mentorship and education for the MHA clinical teams on cultural issues related to end of life care
  • Engaging in activities to raise awareness in the Chinese community of palliative care and hospice services
  • Supporting and reviewing cultural care policies as required as part of the regular policy review process

The successful applicant will have:
 

  • A recognised qualification and relevant experience in healthcare
  • Be a fluent speaker of Mandarin and/or Cantonese
  • An understanding of both Western and Eastern health perspectives
  • Have the ability to communicate confidently and effectively with relevant groups and individuals
  • Excellent computer skills including Word, PowerPoint, Outlook Express and Excel as well as typing and note taking
  • Able to travel around Auckland City area with a current drivers licence

This is a permanent full-time position (1.0FTE)

Application Information:

For more information and a position description or to apply for this vacancy, 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 11th August 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