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.

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Kia hiwa ra! Kia hiwa ra! 

Kei te Wātea te tūranga o Te Tumuaki, ko te mahi nei hei arahia te Wharetūroro o Atawhai, Mercy Hospice Auckland.

Koutou kātoa e tautoko ana ngā kaupapa Katorika, whanaungatanga me te whakaaro atawhai atu, atawhai mai, hei hāpai i ngā tāngata kātoa i raro i te tumāhatanga o te wa, mihi mai.

He whanau nui mātou, he mahi whakahirahira tēnei  ki te whanau o Katarina McAuley.
Heoi ano mihi mai, mihi mai, mihi mai.

Ngā Whaea Atawhai o Aotearoa Sisters of Mercy New Zealand, a Congregation of Catholic women religious founded in Ireland in 1831,  provide education, healthcare, community development and social services in Aotearoa New Zealand, Tonga and Samoa.  Their vision is particularly shaped by the call of the Gospel, the vision of their foundress Catherine McAuley, and their commitment to Te Tiriti o Waitangi.

We are looking for a CE who can uphold the Mercy mission.

Mercy Hospice is a not for profit specialist palliative care service based in Ponsonby, Auckland. Annually we care for more than 1,000 people who have a  life limiting illness and provide support to their whanau both in the community and within our in-patient service. We employ around 150 people including medical, nursing and allied health specialists supported by around 500 volunteers.

This is an executive leadership position which would suit an experienced clinician who has extensive management experience and a sound knowledge of the health sector. It is a complex role encompassing a range of clinical services, fundraising, retail as well as operational support services.

People are our most important asset. Our values of dignity, compassion, respect, quality, advocacy and stewardship are integral to the Mercy Hospice culture and we are committed to practising these core values individually and as on organisation. We serve all sectors of our community and together with our founders Nga Whaea Atawhai o Aotearoa Sisters of Mercy New Zealand we acknowledge and honour the spirit of Te Tiriti o Waitangi.

Reporting into the CEO, Mercy Healthcare Auckland Limited you will lead Mercy Hospice with the Executive Leadership team to deliver high quality palliative care services in line with the mission, healthcare philosophy, values and scope of practice of Mercy Hospice for people living within Auckland DHB area.


  • Ensures Mercy philosophy, values and mission influence and guide service delivery, planning and decision making
  • Provides inspiring leadership to implement and achieve the strategic objectives and the annual business plan
  • Promotes a positive culture of engagement and participation to deliver quality care
  • Inspires and leads Mercy Hospice to become a centre of palliative care excellence exemplifying a spirit of innovation and responsiveness to community needs
  • Understands, assesses and manages strategic, reputational and operational risk
  • Has a good understanding of financial, fundraising and commercial requirements and risks

We are ideally looking for a person with:

  • Executive leadership experience in a senior clinical or health sector role managing a large team
  • Post graduate qualification in a clinical and/or business management qualification
  • A credible and inspirational leader who has the ability to work collegially with multi-disciplinary teams
  • Excellent communication skills – verbal and written
  • A compassionate, empathetic person of high integrity with self confidence who identifies strongly with the Mercy mission and Mercy’s healthcare philosophy.
  • Has an open and inclusive management style which respects the diversity of our whole team, patients and stakeholders

This position is a full time (1.0 FTE) position, working Monday to Friday, plus attendance at events some of which are outside of the usual working hours.

For a copy of the position description  or more information about the role, please email Cheryl Kenwright, HR Manager,  [email protected]  Visit our website

Applications close 31st January 2021 or when a suitable applicant is found.

Mercy Hospice (MH) is the provider of specialist palliative care services to the people of the Auckland District Health Board area. MH has a 13-bed inpatient unit and a community nursing team providing patient centred palliative care to approximately 1200 people. MH is known for providing excellent working conditions for staff.   

We are looking for an experienced nurse that wants to be part of our Community Palliative Care (CPC) team.  In this role you will deliver high quality, specialist & holistic nursing care to patients and families/whanau. 

You will also provide support and education to other members of a patient’s health care team including practice nurses, district nurses and aged residential care facilities.   

The successful applicant will have: 

  • Current NZ Annual Practising Certificate  
  • Postgraduate certificate / diploma in specialty nursing practice / or min 2 years’ experience in palliative care  
  • Excellent communication skills 
  • Current NZ Drivers Licence 

This is a permanent position, working 0.8FTE (64 hours per fortnight)     

Most shifts are Monday-Friday but contribution to the on-call and weekend roster is required. 

Free staff car parking is provided. 

Support Mercy Hospice’s (MH) Mission of caring for people facing life-limiting illnesses in accordance with the philosophy, mission, and values of the Sisters of Mercy.   

For more information contact Sandra Notley, Nurse Practitioner, Clinical Team Leader – Community Team on 09 376 7564 or [email protected]  

For a copy of the position description, please contact Renee Fletcher – [email protected]  

To apply for this role, please submit your CV and a Cover letter via our advert on Seek. 

Applications close 23rd December 2020, or when a suitable applicant has been found. 

  • 18 months fixed term  
  • 0.8 FTE  

Improving people’s experience of care in the last few days and hours of life. 

Mercy Hospice (MH) is the provider of specialist palliative care services to the people of the Auckland District Health Board area. MH has a 13-bed inpatient unit and a community nursing team providing patient centred palliative care to approximately 1200 people. MH is known for providing fabulous working conditions for staff.  

We have a new opportunity to join our team as Last Days of Life Facilitator.  

This is a nursing role, responsible for implementation, administration, education, evaluation and sustainability of the care of those who are in their last days of life. 

In this role, you will aim to ensure a seamless care pathway across inpatient, homecare, aged residential care and acute hospital settings.  As a Registered Nurse, you will be responsible for improving the quality of nursing, and safeguarding high standards of care, for those who are in their last days of life.  

You will work on all aspects of end of life care, from the education & development of internal staff as well as our community colleagues of staff, to audits and research.   You will work collaboratively with specialist and primary providers of palliative care to ensure the highest standard of care is provided.  You will determine the learning needs of these providers and, in collaboration with our Learning & Development team, you will develop a flexible training programme to meet these needs. 

To be successful in this role, you will have a good insight into palliative care and acute care services.   You’ll be practicing as a Registered Nurse and have experience across several different clinical settings.  You’ll be comfortable delivering presentations and coaching. 

As well as this, you’ll have the ability to work autonomously, have a high level of initiative, integrity and trust and be comfortable working with a variety of people and cultures. 

For more information about the role, or for a copy of the position description, please email Fern Qian, HR Administrator, [email protected] 

Applications close 10 November 2020 or when a suitable applicant is found 

 Support Mercy Hospice’s Mission of caring for people facing life-limiting illnesses in accordance with the philosophy, mission and values of the Sisters of Mercy