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.

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.

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 Royston 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 100 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 Hawke’s Bay, we are proud to be the leading private healthcare hospital.

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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.

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.

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