Vacancy: Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner (July 2021 start)

September 29th, 2020

An exciting opportunity has arisen at Mary Potter Hospice for a motivated and experienced Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner working predominantly within the Community but with the flexibility to work with our Inpatient Unit in an overall hospice setting.

The Nurse Practitioner is a valued member of the Multi-Disciplinary team contribute 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 a nurse practitioner, you will provide advanced clinical expertise, leadership and support with a multidisciplinary approach that contributes to the vision and values of palliative care.

You will demonstrate nursing leadership by participating in submissions and policy development and provide advisory support and mentorship for Registered Nurses and the rest of the multi-disciplinary team.

You will possess a registration with the Nursing Council of New Zealand in the Nurse Practitioner scope of practice and hold a current practicing certificate, a Master’s Degree, or equivalent (with NZ recognised prescribing). A post-graduate qualification in palliative care and be able to demonstrate effective written and verbal communication skills and excellent interpersonal skills.

We offer a friendly, values driven and professional working environment, with a strong focus on your wellness and your ongoing professional development.

If you are excited by the prospect of contributing in a substantial way to the future model of care for Mary Potter Hospice we would love to talk with you.

Please send a cover letter, CV and application form by 19 October 2020 to Catherine Hart, Mary Potter Hospice, PO Box 7442, Newtown 6242 or email

For further information please phone Astrid Adams, Medical Director on 021 941 315

Mary Potter Hospice Application Form
Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner Job Description