Frequently Asked Questions
No. What you will need is empathy with older persons, a warm heart, energy to burn and a sense of immense pride knowing that what you do daily makes a real difference to so many people – our residents, their families, our community, YOU. Qualifications and experience will be rewarded with higher remuneration however we provide training and support for those wishing to enter the sector and attain qualifications.
We encourage you to be the judge of this but here are some points of difference our staff highlight when joining us:
- You’ll be working in an environment that is second to none – uniformally superior, warm, secure, beautifully appointed and superbly resourced.
- Ryman build its own complexes and is well recognised as a pioneer in the design and construction of aged care facilities. As a result our Villages are designed and built with stunning architectural concepts and nestled amongst beautifully landscaped gardens.
- The quality of national support provided to our Villages is high enabling nursing staff and nurse managers to deliver what it is they are there to – exceptional standards of care. Support is well structured, well run and accessible.
- We offer the only aged care specialist professional development programme for nursing staff.
- Our comprehensive induction programme is linked to National Qualifications framework
- Our staff turnover is, and has traditionally been, well below industry average something we attribute to the sense of satisfaction, personal and professional, among staff.
- Village gardens are truly beautiful – regularly winning community and commercial awards.
Yes, if you are a qualified nurse keen to embark on or part-way through your registration process we will assist you in several practical ways. In a number of instances we have employed qualified nurses as care givers pending their successful registration and completion of competence assessment programme.
Yes. We actively encourage expressions of interest from nurses wishing to develop their clinical or management experience and career. Our commitment to staff development is second to none in the sector and with our extensive Village network opportunities for development abound.
Your opportunities are limited only by your own horizons. We offer scholarships to support ongoing professional training and have nursing, care givers, gardeners and administrative and corporate staff currently partaking in such. From the time you set foot in our doors you’ll appreciate our commitment to your ongoing development. You’ll undertake our 3 month Induction Programme linked to National Qualifications, where relevant an Aged Care Education Programme, and you will participate in an ongoing Quality Accreditation Programme ensuring best practices and procedures are adopted and maintained. We offer the only aged care specialist professional development programme for nursing staff in New Zealand. We are recognised by ACC as holding the highest possible ranking in its Safety Management Practices Programme something we consider vital for the well being of our staff and residents.
Yes, we do our best to accommodate requests for transfer and our extensive Village network makes this easier. We also offer specific roles for staff wanting to travel from location to location – nursing, nurse management, clinical nurse managers and carpenters amongst them.
Yes. We offer short term, casual, contract and full time permanent employment in nursing, care giving, allied health, domestic and housekeeping staff and carpenters.
Somewhat uniquely we encourage fixed rosters – you commit to shifts that suit your lifestyle. Some of our staff however prefer to work a flexible roster and we accommodate that too.
Yes. In fact we go slightly further by supporting student nurses with part time work during their study programme. This culminates in our post graduate programme.
We employ over 2200 people all with quite diverse skill sets.
- corporate and administrative
- registered nurses
- nurse managers
- care givers
- domestic staff including chefs, cooks, kitchen and laundry hands and cleaners
- allied health staff
Yes. If you are a qualified nurse, with every reasonable expectation of registration with the Nursing Council and having passed your OET or IELTS we will actively assist you. In many instances we have employed foreign trained nurses as care givers, supporting them through their registration process or as they await placement on a competence assessment programme. We have limited places available for sponsored support in this way – due to high uptake from existing Foreign trained staff. But we welcome CVs