Clinical Nurse Advisor - MercyAscot Hospitals, Auckland

on 6 September


CLINICAL NURSE ADVISOR - 0.65FTE, MercyAscot Hospitals, Auckland

We have a rare vacancy for an experienced Registered Nurse to join our highly skilled Advanced Nursing Team.

Reporting to our dynamic Nurse Practitioner, this position is 0.65FTE (52 hours per fortnight). You will work predominantly after hours on a rotating roster, 10 hr shifts on week days and 12 hrs shifts on weekends, spending alternating weeks on each of the Mercy and Ascot sites.  

The responsibilities of the Clinical Nurse Advisor include:

  • Providing leadership and oversight of operational activities during afterhours and weekends
  • Providing specialist, evidenced based, clinical support and expertise at the bedside to our nursing staff, ensuring that the care delivered is safe and effective
  • Ensuring that our key focus of clinical excellence is consistently delivered to our patients, specialists and staff
  • Advocating on behalf of patients, families and colleagues
  • Using advanced assessment skills to support the clinical assessment of patients causing concern and escalating as appropriate
  • Monitoring staffing levels and adjusting as required to maintain safe staffing
  • Liaising with our Patient Flow Coordinator, ensuring beds and casual staffing are managed appropriately

The role is ideally suited to an experienced RN who has:

  • Recent and broad clinical experience - able to demonstrate a high level of clinical expertise and leadership
  • Experience in the ICU/HDU or Emergency Department environment
  • Current advanced clinical skills e.g. cannulation, phlebotomy, ECG, catheterisation
  • ACLS certification
  • Either obtained, or commenced study on, a post graduate advanced clinical pathway; however for the right person MercyAscot will fund you to complete clinical papers as part of Post Graduate Diploma in Health Science in Advanced Nursing. This will be supported by onsite training and development opportunities
  • Superior customer service skills

In return we offer you:

  • A comprehensive orientation programme to support your transition into this role
  • A competitive salary
  • Free car parking
  • Xmas & New year shut down period
  • Discounted health insurance (after 2 yrs service)
  • 5th week of annual leave (after 5 yrs service)
  • Funding for ongoing professional development
  • Employee assistance program (EAP)
  • Round the Bays, Annual Pub Quiz and many more staff events
  • And so much more, so check out the full benefits package on our Careers site

MercyAscot is New Zealand's largest private surgical facility operating across three Auckland sites in Greenlane, Epsom and Takapuna. We have 22 Operating Rooms and our teams work alongside some of New Zealand's leading specialists in order to deliver quality outcomes for our patients.

If you're an RN looking to advance your clinical career pathway and you believe you have what it takes to join our Advanced Nursing Team, then we look forward to receiving your application at

Or, if you'd like more information or a confidential chat, please call Jan Arnold, Talent Acquisition Manager on 09 941 4135.

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