Work with us

Wakefield offers the opportunity to work alongside some of New Zealand’s top specialists in modern facilities using the latest techniques and equipment. We value our highly skilled staff and offer ongoing training.

Wakefield Hospital is not a training facility therefore do not offer elective placements to international students. Read the information below to find out more about working with us.

Current vacancies

    The Wakefield Team

    Wakefield Hospital employs more than 320 staff including over 130 qualified nurses. Wakefield’s medical professionals are enthusiastically supported by the hospital administrators and management.

    Evolution Healthcare has a commitment to provide ongoing training for its staff, both on and off site. Opportunities to attend clinical conferences and undertake relevant post graduate study are encouraged and where appropriate financially supported.

    Join our exceptional hospital

    We’re currently looking for Registered Nurses, Anaesthetic Technicians, Allied Health, and Theatre staff to join our awesome team.

    When you join us at Wakefield Hospital, you will be given the support you need to succeed. We provide a safe, friendly, inclusive and diverse work environment. We have a proud tradition of patient care with over 90 years of supporting our community. We are supported by the latest technology, equipment and facilities, and we are excited to be expanding to keep meeting the demand for our region. Located in the heart of Wellington, we are proud to be the leading private healthcare hospital for our region.

    Contact us for further information on available vacancies.

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    An opportunity to work with the best

    Wakefield attracts some of the finest surgeons in New Zealand, including specialists in high technology, low invasive techniques.

    Working at Wakefield offers you an opportunity to work with these highly respected specialists, in partnership with a first rate nursing team.

    Our specialists perform a wide range of diagnostic, interventional and surgical procedures, including cardiac surgery. Evolution Healthcare regularly invests into our facilities and equipment, allowing specialists and staff to practise their profession within a superior medical environment. This includes our $130m Redevelopment investment.

    Full-time medical specialists providing 24-hour care complement our dedicated team of professional staff.

    Wakefield has 7 operating theatres, along with a 71-bed hospital, 10 recovery beds, imaging services, Angiography Suite, dedicated 5-bed Intensive Care Unit, Endoscopy Unit and Cardiac Labs.

    The benefits

    At Wakefield hospital, we believe our greatest asset is our staff. To reward and retain the best people working in the industry today, we offer a generous package of benefits and incentives to every staff member, including:

    – Excellent remuneration in well staffed and supportive environments
    – Subsidised Medical Insurance for permanent employees
    – Generous Leave Allowances
    – Flexible Shifts
    – Subsidised Cafeteria
    – Security Surveillance System
    – NZ Nursing Council accredited Professional Development and Recognition Programme
    – Employee Assistance Programme – Counselling Service.

    Our nurses

    If you’re a nurse looking to work at Wakefield, we look forward to meeting you! Here’s a little more information on our wonderful nursing staff.

    Meet Carole Kaffes – Clinical Operations Manager

    Welcome to Wakefield!
    Working in the role of Clinical Operations Manager is an exciting and rewarding role.

    I have a variety of skills and nursing expertise, as well as an extensive management background having worked in NZ Health Care System for 30 years.

    I am experienced in Operations/Clinical positions with a demonstrated history of working in the hospital and health care industry. Skilled in team motivation, operations management, coaching, government and personal values, I enjoy leading teams through change management.

    I am the Director of Nursing in the Aged Care sector, a Senior Health Advisor for the Ministry of Health, the Population Protection Manager for Auckland Regional Public Health and a qualified auditor. I also sit on the Registrant Quality Committee for the New Zealand Nursing Council.

    So, I am very passionate about the quality of care health care that all New Zealanders receive.

    I really enjoy working with dedicated health professionals who are continuously striving to deliver exceptional care to all our patients. If you are looking to work at Wakefield, please feel free to contact me.

    Meet Chris Norman – Theatre Services Manager

    We have six operating theatres plus PACU, CSSD and an anaesthetic tech team. It’s an excellent department with a wide range of specialties, and a lot of leading edge surgery, which all makes for a really interesting and developmental environment. All lists are staffed by three Registered Nurses and one Anaesthetic Technician.

    Most staff work 10 hour shifts over 4 days, with morning lists generally starting from 7:30am onwards, and afternoon lists scheduled to end at 6:00pm. We’ve found that staff are very happy with the 10 hour/4 day work pattern and enjoy the extra day off. We are flexible with other shifts as well. Saturday work is fairly infrequent.

    All the specialties and services have Team Leaders who are experts in their field. You will be able to focus on a main specialty area, and your Team Leader will support your learning and in consolidating your expertise.

    In our theatres there is a great team spirit, it’s also a great learning environment and we support lots of education. Contact me if you have any questions.

    Education and training

    Ongoing training

    Qualified and experienced nursing staff provide high-quality clinical care. Which is why we actively encourage our staff to participate in ongoing training and education.

    Throughout the year Wakefield Hospital is visited by trainee doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and physiotherapists. An essential part of their training is contact with patients, which occurs only under the direct supervision of senior staff or consultants. Such contact, obviously, requires the support and consent of the patients involved and this is very much appreciated by trainees and senior staff.

    Wakefield has an active PDRP programme and a dedicated PDRP Co-ordinator. Her role involves providing guidance to our nurses, both registered and enrolled, to ensure their professional development and practice hours are met, as set out by the Nursing Council of New Zealand. She also provides assistance to nurses with their portfolio’s and ensures their annual appraisals are completed.

    Monthly PDRP education inservices are held and topics covered include:

    – Nursing Council of New Zealand Competencies
    – The importance of having a current up-to-date portfolio
    – Tips on how to develop a portfolio and maintain it
    – The importance of continuing on-going education ensuring nursing practice is safe and evidence based.

    Applying from overseas

    Wakefield Hospital welcomes applicants who have the legal right to work in New Zealand.

    If you are not a New Zealand or Australian citizen, please contact your nearest New Zealand Immigration Service to see if you are eligible to work in New Zealand.

    We will endeavour to assist you with your application for a work or residence permit should you have a suitable specialised qualification such as registered nurse, ODP/anaesthetic technician or central sterile services technician.

    We recommend you contact the appropriate organisation to ensure your qualifications are recognised in New Zealand and you can obtain registration:

    Nursing Council of New Zealand</>
    The Medical Sciences Council of New Zealand
    NZ Sterile Services Association

    About the region

    Wakefield Hospital is located in Wellington.

    Wellington is a compact, vibrant and dynamic capital city which has so much to offer!

    Surrounded by a picturesque natural harbour and green hillsides, Wellington has easy access to the wine region of Martinborough and ferry to the Marlborough Sounds. Excellent educational opportunities for yourself or your children, from early childhood to post graduate studies at University. The national museum “Te Papa” leads you to life on the waterfront, major sporting and cultural events at the Stadium and a world class cafe culture.

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