Waipuna Hospice - Nurse Practitioner

on 16 October

Waipuna Hospice

Nurse Practitioner (Mātanga tapuhi)


An exciting opportunity has arisen at Waipuna Hospice for a motivated and experienced Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner.

Are you a Nurse Practitioner currently working within New Zealand and have a minimum of 5 years’ recent clinical experience in Palliative Care Nursing working at an advanced level? If so we would like to hear from you.

The Nurse Practitioner is a valued member of the Inter-Disciplinary team and contributes to hospice clinical, educational and service development activities. This role involves assessment, diagnoses and management of patients with palliative care needs including the prescription of medications.

As an experienced Nurse Practitioner you'll interact with a range of health professionals, and therefore your excellent interpersonal skills and ability to build relationships, and work in an interdisciplinary team is imperative. Ideally, you'll have experience in leadership and have proven success in mentoring and educating nurse.

About Us

Waipuna Hospice is the sole provider of specialist community palliative care in the rapidly growing Western Bay of Plenty. As well as having an established inpatient unit, we support a large community team. These services are funded through DHB contracts, fundraising and income from our second hand retail stores.

About You

Our successful applicant will have:

  • Registered as a Nurse Practitioner (Palliative Care scope) with Nursing Council
  • Current practicing certificate (Nursing Council of NZ)
  • Demonstrated ability to articulate nursing advice within an IDT
  • Experience working with patients from diverse cultural backgrounds
  • Ability to demonstrate advanced practice competencies in both an autonomous and collaborative manner, taking a leadership role as appropriate

At Waipuna Hospice we are fully committed to providing ongoing professional development opportunities for all staff. We pride ourselves on having excellent working conditions and provide a competitive remuneration package which includes discounts to local gyms, pharmacy’s and health insurance.

Waipuna Hospice Mission, Vision and Values

Our Vision: To provide high quality end of life care for all

Mission: To provide the best possible specialist hospice palliative care, enhancing the quality of life for those facing end of life and bereavement.

Our Values

Compassion: Supporting one-another – patients, families, whanau, friends and staff, volunteers and colleagues

Advocacy: Ensuring equity of access to services for all our communities

Respect: Upholding autonomy of each person and their community, accepting one another’s cultures and beliefs

Empathy: Acknowledging uniqueness, supporting with dignity, respect and compassion

Quality: Committed to continuous improvement, aligned to values and core services

To Apply

Our application process may include interviews, psychometric assessments, reference checks and pre-employment screening. If this sounds like the role and an organisation you want to be a part of then please apply online now.

Applications close 28th October 2020 or sooner if an ideal candidate is found



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