Company Medacs Healthcare
Location Auckland City, Auckland
Listed Wed 14 Feb, 1:10 pm
Type Part time, Contract/Temp
Reference JOB - 080118 -
'Palliative Care - provision of humane and compassionate care for people in the last phases of an incurable disease, so they may live the final months, days and hours of their life as fully and comfortably as possible with dignity'.

As a Palliative Care HCA you will work as part of a multi-discliplinary providing basic nursing cares that meet the individuals nursing, medical, social, spiritual and emotional needs. You will also use your care experience, knowledge and skill to deliver excellent end-of-life care to patients and their families.

Our Clients

We work with a number of differing clients who offer palliative care services - from in-home care, in-patient care, community teams and hospital settings. Agency Palliative Care work is a great way to explore specialising in Palliative Care. Over the last year, some of our Agency Staff who were interested in Palliative Care but were wanting more security, have been facilitated into permanent roles with some of our clients.

Skills & Experience

We welcome applications from those with experience in all areas of care, who have a keen interest in caring for patients with life-limiting illnesses. Palliative Care takes time and experience to specialise in - but it's not for everyone. The emotional toll of working with the final stages of life everyday takes a special kind of person - but it will be some of the most rewarding care of your career. Experience we look for includes:

  • At least 12-months experience as a HCA (or overseas qualified nurse)
  • Current CPR, Basic Life Support or First Aid Certification
  • Ability to obtain verbal references from two senior referees whom you have worked with in the last 2 years
  • Must be eligible to work in NZ with appropriate immigration visa
  • Medication Competent
  • Completed 'Essentials in Palliative Care' course
  • MediMap Competent

Our Company

Medacs Healthcare is a leading staffing and services company providing temp, locum and contract recruitment expertise to public, private & commercial healthcare sectors. With more than 15 years in NZ we offer a local service through our offices in Auckland and Christchurch.

Our recruitment consultants are specialists in the healthcare sector, with many holding healthcare qualifications and direct commercial or clinical healthcare experience. Our team therefore holds a unique insight into the various clients we work with and can provide first hand information on how to get there, what to know and how you can do your best whilst on shift.

  • We have been in the NZ market for over 15 years and backed by a multi-national healthcare recruitment company
  • Specialist Healthcare Recruitment Consultants to support you everyday - the industry experts
  • 24/7 On-Call service - you can contact us anytime, any day
  • Be part of our growing team & work for a agency brand you can be proud of

Our candidates enjoy outstanding customer service, and our consultants are dedicated to finding the ideal role and opportunities that matches your experience and skill level.

Whether you are saving for a winter get away to the islands, want to pick up a few shifts whilst on University holidays, send some money home to the family or are keen to take on a new, exciting opportunity to kick-off 2018 - we can help! We get the right people, to the right place at the right time.

To apply in the strictest of confidence, please contact Abbeygail Beck (Senior Recruitment Consultant) on 09 623 8051 or via email at . Alternatively, please click 'Apply Now'.

Medacs Healthcare is committed to ensuring that vulnerable adults, young people and children are safe from harm and abuse. As part of our commitment to these individuals and in line with the Crimes Act 2011 & the Vulnerable Childrens Act 2014, all appointments to positions (whether temporary or permanent) will include worker safety checks. These checks are in addition to the requirement to have a satisfactory Police Vetting Check. This will be explained to all shortlisted candidates at phone screen and interview.