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Community Based Registered Nurse (with a special interest in Aged Residential Care)

Part Time

Do you have a passion for both palliative care and aged care? Here is a unique opportunity to practice in both settings. The purpose of this role is to work within the existing community team environment and have a special interest of support in Aged Residential Care. This role will help to empower aged residential care nurses and health care assistants to provide high quality, person centred, palliative care by providing education, targeted clinical mentoring, and coaching and support patients and families in their own home.

This role will help facilitate and improve equity of access to quality primary palliative care in the community and Aged Residential Care (ARC) facilities to ensure improved service integration, and to support people to remain in their place of choice for End-of-Life care.

As a Hospice Southland community team member, you will liaise with health professionals in multiple agencies to develop a coordinated approach to care.

Experience in both Palliative Care and Aged Care coupled with a relevant Post-graduate qualification are recommended. Excellent communication skills, strong organisational abilities, and an aptitude for coaching, and mentoring are crucial. 

Are you an exceptional and skilled nurse looking for an opportunity to practice holistically, independently, and with a variety of roles and challenges? This is a wonderful opportunity to maintain and develop further the presence of Hospice Southland in Aged Residential Care and all general health teams working in the community.

The role skills for this position would be comparable to a Registered Nurse with sound, practical experience including advanced nursing assessment skills and proven effective communication skills. Awareness of current trends in palliative, end of life care and gerontology will be essential. 

Please download the Job Description here.

Please download and complete the Application form here. 

Applications close at 4.00pm on 25 February. Please include a cover letter and CV with the application and forward to steph.ash@hospicesouthland.org.nz.

If you require any further information please contact Steph Ash, Clinical Manager on 03211 3081.