Careers

Work with us

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

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    The Royston Team

    Royston Hospital employs more than 160 staff including over 88 qualified nurses. Royston’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.

    An opportunity to work with the best

    Royston attracts some of the finest specialists in New Zealand. Working at Royston 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. Evolution Healthcare regularly invests into our facilities and equipment, allowing specialists and staff to practise their profession within a superior medical environment.

    Royston Hospital’s operating suite comprises 5 theatres, an endoscopy procedure room, modern CSSD and an 8-bed recovery unit fully equipped to meet the requirements of advanced surgery. Recent expansions to the Royston Hospital site includes 2 state of the art digital theatres to be commissioned in the coming months.

    The benefits

    At Royston 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
    – Superior allowances for weekends and nights
    – Generous Leave Allowances
    – Flexible Shifts
    – 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 Royston, we look forward to meeting you! Here’s a little more information on our wonderful nursing staff.

    Suzette Du Plessis

    Meet Suzette Du Plessis – Theatre Services Manager

    Royston Operating suite comprises five theatres, an endoscopy procedure room and an eight bed recovery unit fully equipped to meet the requirements of modern surgery. One of our theatres is a Digital i-Suite with inter-connectivity to the seminar room, offering updated technology both in surgery and for training purposes. Our hospital provides a comprehensive range of private surgical facilities. Our professionally and highly skilled team enjoy the challenge offered by a dynamic range of surgical specialties.

    Staff participation in ongoing training and education is actively supported and encouraged. Theatre lists run over week days, with morning lists generally starting from 0800 hours and afternoon lists scheduled to end at 1800 hours. Theatre staff are rostered to lists rather than shifts. Saturday work is very infrequent.

    Regular audits are undertaken as part of our quality assurance programme. We have a great team of proactive staff who are included in ongoing quality initiatives.

    Susan Parsons Royston Hospital

    Meet Susan Parsons – Clinical Co-ordinator DSU / PACU

    Our PACU is spacious and well equipped, with eight fully monitored bed spaces. The work is challenging and stimulating with a mixed case load including complex and innovative surgical procedures.

    We are a small friendly team rostered for shifts Monday to Friday, where we work cohesively to ensure optimum care for the vulnerable patients entrusted to our care. Our team is well supported by the anesthetists and consultants, and together we are committed to quality and excellence, which is evident in our high standard of care.

    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 Royston 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.

    Royston has an active PDRP programme and a dedicated PDRP Coordinator. This 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. Our PDRP Coordinator 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

    Royston 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

    Royston Hospital is located in Hastings, the heart of Hawke’s Bay.

    The region is renowned for its Mediterranean climate, stunning scenery, unique architecture, world-class wines and gourmet food.

    The combination of a rich cultural heritage, a flourishing arts community and a wide variety of recreational and sports activities provides the ultimate lifestyle.

    Websites you may find of interest include:

    www.hawkesbaynz.com
    www.napier.govt.nz
    www.artdeconapier.com

    Join our team

    If you would like to find out more or talk to someone about joining our Royston team, fill out the form below.