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.
As a Receptionist at Wakefield you will be responsible for welcoming all consultants, patients, staff and visitors. On top of this, you will take bookings, prepare patient information and perform administrative duties such as filing and copying files.
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As the perioperative Registered Nurse, you will be responsible for provide nursing care before, during and after patients undergo a surgical procedure.
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As Applications and Service Desk Manager, you will provide direction, support and coaching to the service desk and applications team to achieve agreed business and clinical outcomes.
As Service Desk Analyst, you will Provide first contact support and resolution for Service Desk calls, and escalation where required.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
Welcome, it is my pleasure to offer you a glimpse of what our nursing staff have accomplished.
I have extensive management experience including my role as Clinical Charge Nurse, Endoscopy Unit, which I have held for 21 years.
I am in charge of providing education and support to all clinical staff, which provides continuing excellence in the health and wellbeing all patients and their families at Wakefield Hospital. I am also involved in the operation and professional oversight of all clinical staff within the hospital in collaboration with the Theatre Sevices Manager.
If you’re looking to join our nursing team, I look forward to meeting you. Contact me if you have any questions.
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.
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.
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
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.
Websites you may find of interest include:www.wellingtonnz.comwww.wellington.govt.nz
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