Careers At Lake Taupō Hospice

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EDUCATION FACILITATOR 0.4FTE / COMMUNITY NURSE 0.2FTE

Nursing/ Facilitator

Why we need you…

Our Clinical Team provides specialist community palliative care to patients and their family/whanau in their homes, working closely with General Practice Teams and residential care facilities in and around Taupo/Turangi. We are looking for an Education Facilitator to facilitate the national Hospice New Zealand education programme for our primary palliative care providers and to implement a systematic, evidence-based approach to end-of-life care in primary palliative care settings. The Education Facilitator will also support the professional development of clinical staff and lead continuous quality improvement initiatives. This role includes a component of community palliative care nursing with some after-hours on-call, requiring an individual who is flexible, and who has the ability to work autonomously and as part of a team.

We encourage you to apply for this role if you have:
• A current New Zealand Practicing Certificate as a registered nurse
• Minimum three years post-graduation experience in palliative care
• Minimum Post-graduate Certificate in Palliative Care
• Ability to build positive working relationships with other health professionals
• Preceptorship Training and/or Certificate in Adult Teaching would be advantageous.
• Current portfolio as per the Nursing Council of NZ’s Professional Development & Recognition Programme
• Experience working within a multi-cultural environment with an appreciation of Tikanga Maori.
• Full, clean drivers licence

About us

We deliver high quality, specialist palliative care to people with life-limiting illnesses and their family/whanau in the Taupo/Turangi Community. The majority of people receiving hospice care live in their own homes, with a smaller percentage cared for in primary care settings such as residential care facilities. We have a strong focus on employee wellbeing and flexibility. We encourage and support continuous professional development. You will be mentored in the role and have access to monthly clinical supervision. This role offers the opportunity to work within a growing multi-disciplinary specialist palliative care team, with the opportunity to make a real difference in the lives of patients and their family/whanau through education and training that is aimed at improving the skills and knowledge of primary palliative care providers and hospice staff.

Lake Taupo Hospice values diversity and inclusion and is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to those of all backgrounds and identities. For more information about this position, or to request a copy of the job description, please contact Theresa Mackenzie, Clinical Manager on 07-377-4252 or email cm@laketaupohospice.co.nz If this sounds like a role for you, please apply now.

Don’t miss out on this great opportunity! Closing date: Thursday 30 September 2021.
(NB: we may begin interviewing before the closing date)

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