Palliative Medicine Specialists

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Come to live and work in New Zealand’s largest and most rapidly growing region. You can enjoy a lifestyle that offers easy access to stunning beaches, ranges, forests and rivers – all in close proximity to the best of New Zealand city life – cafes, restaurants, great shopping, entertainment and educational facilities. The choice is yours.

Hospice North Shore and Hospice West Auckland are seeking applications from Palliative Medicine Specialists interested in being part of a fresh and exciting new initiative that involves working across two hospices. It is envisaged that the collaborative effort will grow and extend further in the future to cover all hospices and hospitals in the Waitemata District Health Board.

You will be employed predominantly by one hospice, but will assist with afterhours support and leave cover as needed for the partner hospice. This will form part of a reciprocal arrangement whereby the specialists of the respective hospices work in support of one another.

Hospice North Shore seeks two specialists (preferably full time) and Hospice West Auckland has a 0.5 FTE specialist role available.

Inpatient care is provided by both services. Hospice North Shore has 9 specialist palliative care beds and Hospice West Auckland has 4 specialist palliative care beds. We provide consultancy services to primary and aged residential care and offer learning opportunities to a wide range of professionals and consumers.

These are consultant roles with a strong focus on clinical leadership and the provision of mentorship and coaching to registrars, medical officers, house officers, pharmacist and multidisciplinary colleagues. Formal and informal learning through the provision of support and advice to primary care and aged residential care teams is another key part of the role, as is liaison with teams working in two local secondary hospitals.

Our organisations are committed to the maintenance of a strong team culture and a focus on learning and innovation so that the patients and families/whanau we meet receive the best care possible.

Successful candidates will hold a Specialist Palliative Medicine qualification (FRACP, FAChPM or equivalent) and be registered (or registerable) with the Medical Council of New Zealand.

If you are from overseas or outside Auckland, we can provide some assistance with the logistics of immigration and relocation, to make your move as smooth as possible.

For further information or a copy of the position description, please visit our websites at and
If this is just what you have been looking for, please contact Christina Mak, Human Resources Manager (, or Janet Long, People and Culture Manager (, to discuss further. We welcome your interest and application.

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