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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:

 

Commercial Services Manager

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.

We are looking for an innovative and motivated Commercial Services Manager with excellent communication skills and at least five years commercial management experience to lead our retail and fundraising services across Mercy Hospice.

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

You will be responsible for:
 

  • Providing strategic design and activation across the retail and fundraising activities across Mercy Hospice
  • Providing commercial direction, and lead commercial projects
  • Using a supportive, mentoring and collaborative leadership management approach to ensure the Fundraising and Retail Coordinators take responsibility for operational management on a day to day basis, and they are supported to an appropriate level in development of their teams and their service
  • Developing an effective approach to management of the retail and fundraising processes, and management procedures

The successful applicant will have:
 

  • Previous commercial leadership experience
  • Proven strategic management and business planning experience
  • Outstanding leadership, project development and people management skill, ideally related to retail, or fundraising
  • Being a champion of the Mercy Hospice values; dignity, respect, compassion, advocacy, quality and stewardship, is a must
  • A demonstrated ability to be able to communicate effectively at all levels of an organization, across multiple departments

This is a permanent 0.9 to 1.0 FTE position - working 72hrs to 80hrs a fortnight.

Application Information:

Does this sound like the role for you? Please apply through Seek.

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

AApplications close 27th November 2017, or when a suitable applicant has been found.

Registered Nurse CPC2

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: 30th November 2017 or when a suitable applicant has been found

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 casual position. Applicants must be available to work fully rostered shifts.

Applications close: 19th November 2017 or when a suitable applicant has been found.

Please apply through Seek by submitting your CV and a cover letter, setting out your reason for making the application to Renee Fletcher - HR Assistant.

Community Fundraiser

Support Mercy Hospice Auckland's Mission of caring for people facing life-limiting illnesses. In this entry level role learn to manage and coordinate hospice-led community fundraising events and develop relationships with new supporters, speakers, small businesses, community groups, schools and peer to peer fundraisers to the achievement of the Mercy Hospice fundraising strategy.

Start your Fundraising career and join our FUNdraising team in a full time capacity. The role is an excellent opportunity for a motivated individual wanting to further grow their fundraising and events management experience in a successful, nurturing team environment.

Your key responsibilities:
 

  • Overseeing and coordinating a selection of MHA special events including the Trees of Remembrance campaign, and other small community events
  • Ensuring annual financial targets are met for your portfolio
  • Promoting Hospice services and how people can help to the wider Auckland community
  • Playing an integral role in the fundraising team through effective planning, organisation and implementation of all hospice special events and related activities
  • Collaborating with colleagues, volunteers, sponsors and partners, supporters and the wider community

You will be able to clearly demonstrate recent experience, competencies and technical skills required to fulfill the role, specifically:

  • Experience in organizing small events
  • A passion for fundraising
  • Strong communications skills
  • Having values that match our organisation

This is a fulltime position, with hours typically 8.30 - 5pm, with flexibility for the right candidate.

Application Information:

Please apply through Seek.

For more information and a position description please contact Natalie Macaulay, Senior Fundraising Coordinator on 022 191 7977 or careers@mercyhospice.org.nz 

Applications close: 5th December 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