Clinical Nurse Specialist, Palliative Care

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  • Location: Wellington Regional Hospital, Newtown
  • Contract: Permanent, part time

We have an exciting opportunity for a permanent part time (0.90) FTE Clinical Nurse Specialist to work with the  Hospital Palliative Care Team.   


  • Expert assessment of palliative care need and therapeutic approach
  • Improve symptom control, advance care planning/decision making and psychosocial support including family/whanau
  • Support development of new and innovative models of working and service provision 
  • Educate, upskill and support hospital clinical staff in general palliative care provision
  • Participate in development of policy, guidelines and pathways


  • Expertise  in specialist palliative care nursing (preferably  hospital based)
  • Work with other specialty services
  • Have obtained (or working towards) Post graduate nursing qualification
  • Work within a multidisciplinary team
  • Can do attitude


Capital and Coast DHB (CCDHB) is located centrally in Wellington and has over 5,100 full-time equivalent staff, making us one of the major employers in the Wellington region. CCDHB operates two hospitals – Wellington Regional Hospital in Newtown and Kenepuru Hospital in Porirua – as well as the Kapiti Health Centre at Paraparaumu. 

The Mental Health, Addiction and Intellectual Disability Service (MHAIDS) spans three DHBs - Wairarapa, Hutt Valley and Capital and Coast DHB’s and includes local, regional, and national services. The local MHAIDS services are provided from multiple sites within the 3DHB sub-region – greater Wellington, Hutt Valley and Wairarapa. 

Here at CCDHB we embrace diversity and welcome applications from people of all gender identities, ages, ethnicities, sexual orientations, disability and religions. A workforce that is diverse and inclusive means that we are better positioned to understand and serve our community.

CCDHB is a pro-equity Health Organisation, with a particular focus on Māori and Pacific Peoples.

CCDHB provides a range of specialist services including neurosurgery, oncology, neonatal intensive care and community-based services including district nursing, rehabilitation services, social work, alcohol and drug services, and home support services to a population of around 900,000 people.


Applications will not be accepted via email. All candidates applying for any of our current vacancies must complete an online CCDHB application form by clicking the 'Apply Now' button. 

Applications close on Sunday 18 August, 2019. Please ensure your uploaded CV and cover letter is in either Word or PDF format. For further information on this role, please email and please indicate the vacancy number (NM170-19) and job title in the subject line.

Ma tini, ma mano, ka rapa te whai

By joining together we will succeed

Permanent/Part Time

Job no: NM170-19

Location: Wellington Hospital

Closing Date: Sunday 18 August, 2019