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Medical Officer within Palliative Medicine

Do you wish to practice

  • in a Holistic manner?

  • Within an inclusive team structure where your role is valued?

  • Where communication is paramount and allows for individualised care to become a reality?

  • Where you have sufficient time to spend with patients and families

  • In a setting with regular work hours where work/life balance is a reality?

We have a unique and exciting opportunity for you to practice in hospice and palliative medicine.  A rewarding full-time fixed term or permanent opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic, highly motivated and self-driven Medical Officer to join our dedicated, passionate and collaborative team.  

About us

Hospice Southland helps people who are living with a terminal illness to live life to its fullest, while providing comfort and specialist palliative care.

Our patients and their family/whanau are supported by our team of specialist palliative medicine doctors, nurses, social worker, counsellors, pharmacist and spiritual care coordinator.

With a purpose built six-bed short stay facility our inpatient unit is staffed by experienced palliative care doctors, nurses and allied health staff.  Hospice Southland also supports patients at home as this is where they often generally prefer to be.  To support this service Hospice Southland also operates 7 shops turning 2nd hand goods into 1st class care by raising essential funds to provide specialist palliative care to our community. Our Hospice shops are in Invercargill, Gore, Winton, Queenstown and Te Anau. With a history spanning 27 years in Southland, Hospice Southland remains in operation due to generous donations, volunteer contributions and Ministry funding.  We take huge pride in the strong community support we receive. 
 

About the role

Reporting to the Medical Director you will be a qualified medical practitioner at SHO or registrar level, or an accomplished GP with an interest in Palliative Medicine.  You will actively support our patients and their family/whanau during their admission to the hospice inpatient unit and in the community, including aged residential care facilities.  You will be part of a team that provides specialist palliative support in Invercargill and throughout Southland and the Wakatipu Basin. You can design or participate in quality improvement initiatives, and there is even the option of undertaking the Clinical Diploma in Palliative Medicine through the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP). You will participate in the on-call roster as well.

Your interest in Palliative Medicine, coupled with excellent communication skills, strong organisational abilities, and an aptitude for teaching/coaching are crucial.  Post-graduate experience or education in Palliative Medicine whilst desirable, is not essential. 

For those who are not in the know Invercargill is the capital of Southland which boasts multiple leisure opportunities as well as excellent educational and sporting facilities.  In Southland you will be able to live in a community dedicated to excellence in family focused lifestyle.  Access to a world class outdoors environment is second to none for those keen to experience nature at its best, be it world heritage walks or globally recognised brown trout fisheries, the wineries of Central Otago or the ski fields in Queenstown, there is something for everyone.  This is a lifestyle opportunity not to be missed.

Applications

For more information or if you want to be part of our special team knowing you are making a real difference in your community and you have the skills and experience we are looking for please contact Dr Amanda Sommerfeldt on 032 211 3081 or amandas@hospicesouthland.org.nz

A full job description can be downloaded here

 

 

Day Programme Co-ordinator

Are you an enthusiastic person who has experience in health care or similar? and have you had success in group programming coupled with a strong ability to demonstrate compassion/empathy whilst treating others with courtesy, respect and fairness?

About the role

A unique and exciting part time opportunity has arisen for a highly motivated and self-driven Day Programme Co-Ordinator to join our dedicated, passionate, and collaborative team working 32 hours per week. 

Highly organised you will have the drive and energy for developing and delivering the day-to-day organisation of our locality-based Day Hospice programme, by providing a safe and therapeutic environment for patients receiving hospice palliative care.

You will proactively work closely and collaboratively with the Allied Health Team Leader, Clinical Manager and Multi-disciplinary Team to develop, design and deliver activities and programmes to meet the needs of palliative care patients and their carers/whānau.

In addition to these responsibilities, you will successfully co-ordinate all services/activities associated with the Day Programme which includes day care, activities for patients and family/whanau whilst co-ordinating our Living Legacies/Biography services and Complementary Therapy initiatives.

You will have experience working in a health care or similar setting with a proven experience and success in group programming.  Ideally, you will hold a NZ recognised Health Professional qualification such as Occupational Therapy, Social Work and/or Nursing, although, this is not essential.

About us

Hospice Southland helps people living in Southland and the Wakatipu Basin who are living with a life limiting illness to live life to its fullest, while providing comfort and specialist palliative care. 

About Southland

For those who are not in the know Invercargill is the capital of Southland which boasts multiple leisure opportunities as well as excellent educational and sporting facilities.  Access to a world class outdoors environment is second to none for those keen to experience nature at its best, be it world heritage walks or globally recognised brown trout fisheries, the wineries of Central Otago or the ski fields in Queenstown, there is something for everyone.  This is a lifestyle opportunity not to be missed.

How to apply

If you want to be part of our special team knowing you are making a real difference in your local community and you have the skills and experience we are looking for please apply direct using the apply link below or forward your cover letter, including salary expectations and an up to date CV to Tracy Mitchell on TracyM@hospicesouthland.org.nz before 7th August 2020.

A copy of the job description can be found here

Applicants must be legally be entitled to work in New Zealand.

 

 

Weekend Retail Supervisor – Yarrow Street

(up to 13 hours per week)

We are seeing a proactive, engaging and organised Retail Supervisor to support out Retail Manager at Yarrow Street, Invercargill. 

Main accountabilities will include:-

  • Managing the facility and retail activity of the Hospice Store including opening and the closing (securely) on a Saturday and Sunday
  • Managing our team of volunteers
  • Accepting, sorting, and pricing donations who are received from our community
  • Restocking the store with donations as and when required
  • Merchandising and dressing the store to entice customers in
  • Managing all till transactions whilst ensuring any cash held on the premises is always secure
  • Some heavy lifting

To be successful you will-

            · Have experience in retail and cash handling/management

· Have excellent written and verbal communication skills

· Have natural creativity

· Have leadership skills

· Have a flexible, can-do attitude and be self-disciplined

· Have excellent customer service skills with a friendly and helpful personality

If you have the skills and experience, we are looking for please apply direct to Tracy Mitchell enclosing your most recent CV and covering letter to recruitment@hospicesouthland.org.nz.  Closing date is 5pm on Friday 24th July 2020.  Alternatively, if you have any questions on this role please see Kara Glover, Community Funding Manager.

Applicants must be legally be entitled to work in New Zealand.