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Benefits of Working at Mercy

Mercy Hospital in located in Maori Hill overlooking picturesque Otago Harbour and the peninsula, within a leisurely walk, or a few minutes drive, of central Dunedin.

The environment is special when working in Mercy, and is enjoyed by staff and patients alike. It is surrounded by beautifully kept park-like gardens, a place where staff can relax outside for lunch, or just sit and enjoy the colourful flower beds and the magnificent views.

There are 197 full and part-time staff at Mercy Hospital. They include nurses, administration, reception, laundry, kitchen, housekeeping, maintenance, gardening and stores officer.

The Sisters of Mercy have a strong commitment to their staff.

    Benefits for staff working at Mercy include:

  • Free on-site staff parking
  • Fruit for morning tea with subsidised lunch and evening meals.
  • Subsidised chair massages to assist with relaxation and shoulder-muscle aches.
  • Wellness initiatives: Mercy has an occupational health nurse who provides workplace assessments and health monitoring against hazards in the workplace. In addition, staff wellness initiatives are regularly organised.
  • Social Club: Mercy Hospital operates an active social club, with events held during the year to which all staff are invited.
  • Discounted gym memberships
  • Staff support programme: This provides opportunities for all permanent full-time/part-time employees to deal with personal difficulties. It is designed to assist staff in a constructive way.
  • Mercy Hospital management also holds regular events during the year.
  • Discounts with local businesses and retail shops.

Mercy Hospital is also committed to ongoing education, which includes a theatre peri-operative programme for student nurses wanting to specialise in theatre. This is arranged with Otago Polytechnic.

Participation in conferences or courses of academic study related to long-term career goals are encouraged.