Expressions of interest are sought from Registered Nurses to become part of a LINK NURSE TEAMbeing developed by the Hospices of Auckland and Poi (Palliative Outcomes Initiative)The term “Link Nurse” refers to nurses who are prepared to act as links between Specialist Palliativeservices/Generalist Palliative services, the staff and patients/residents of the clinical area where they work and each other. Link Nurses have been used historically to promote the concept of infection control, Quality Assurance and mental health nursing.

As a Link Nurse you would:

  • Be orientated to the Link Nurse Programme through an Orientation Workshop at your local hospice
  • Attend two days of shadowing one of our palliative care specialist nurses to gain a deeper understanding of Hospice and palliative care services available
  • Be supported to attend Palliative Care Link Nurse Learning Labs every three months at your local hospice 
  • Be supported within your work place through education, coaching and training by our Hospice Poi MDT In-Reach Team, Specialist Palliative Care Community Team and Hospice Educators
  • Assist to develop and distribute resources in your place of work
  • Assist to make changes in your workplace that promotes best practice palliative care
  • Gain a greater understanding of the local palliative care network and the national standards for palliative care

Find out more

Download the Poi Link Nurse Brochure

Poi Link Nurse Learning Lab

Poi Link Nurse Learning Lab: experiences of nursing residents with covid-19 in Aged Care - special guest CNS Joanna Hathaway

Date: 16/9/21 1:30PM hosted by Poi at HWA via zoom - see brochure below

Ready to take the next step?

Submit your application form online now, or get in touch with your local hospice MDT to find out more.


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