Build your career
in aged care

Caring is more than a job, it’s a calling

As part of the Radius Care group, at RConnect caring is our calling too. We are focused on the highest quality of aged care for New Zealand’s elders, and we know that great nurses are the cornerstone of exceptional care.

We believe our nurses are the gold standard for our sector, both in competence and passion. And there is a reason why our nurses choose to stay with us, because the care we provide to our patients, is the same care and respect that we extend to each other as team members. 

Through RConnect, our nurses have the opportunity to choose roles in main centres and regions across New Zealand either on a casual, part time, or a permanent full time basis, ensuring that your career can adapt to meet your lifestyle. Just let us know the type of role you’re looking for and your preferred location, and we’ll let you know the roles we have available that suit your requirements.

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Our bureau nurses and care professionals benefit from:

Varied Opportunities

We bring the roles to you, with opportunities throughout New Zealand, and permanent, short term or longer-term secondments.

Training & professional development

We're committed to helping you grow so we offer training and education specific to the aged care sector.

Travel Support

We offer mileage for long distance travel, and help with flights and accommodation for short-term secondment roles.

Competitive Pay

Industry-competitive remuneration.

Specialist aged care clinical staff

As well as nurses, we also provide opportunities for other aged care professionals including healthcare assistants, domestic staff, clinical managers and facility managers and welcome you to join our team.

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Am I eligible to join RConnect?

In order to join you need to hold one of the following:

  • New Zealand/Australian Citizenship or Residency or
  • An open work visa or student visa

You also need to be:

  • Ideally a years experience in aged care and be passionate about delivering high quality care.
  • Flexible and able to learn new systems / processes (particularly if you are supporting external companies).

What if I am on an Accredited
Employer Visa?

At this stage you cannot join the company as your visa does not allow you to. We have applied for a new type of visa with Immigration NZ that would enable us to place AEWV holders into RConnect. We will make an announcement once this is approved.

How do longer placements work?

If you are asked and agree to work for another provider for a longer stint (i.e. working for another facility for several weeks at a time), all of your reasonable costs will be paid for such as travel and meal allowances. 

What do I get paid?

RConnect offers competitive remuneration. To find out more you can contact Shereen Singh at [email protected]

How do I apply?

To apply please email [email protected] or [email protected]. Please include your CV and your Cover Letter. You will be sent an application form to complete.

Do I sign new employment forms?

If you are a
current employee of Radius Care, you will only be required to complete an
application form and a variation letter.

If you are
a new employee, you will receive an offer letter, individual employment
agreement and a job description to sign. 

Do I need to pay secondary tax?

Because Radius Care is the parent company you do not need to pay secondary tax. Your tax rate will only change if you earn more and end up in a higher tax bracket.

What if I can’t attend a shift that I have already accepted?

You need to let us know as soon as possible. Please give us as much notice as possible as we will need to find cover for your shift.

What if a company cancels a shift on me at the last minute?

We hope that this is very rare. We will give you at least 4 hours notice and if we cannot find a replacement shift, you will receive 2 hours pay.

When will I get paid?

Payments will be fortnightly.

How do I report an incident or accident?

You will need to follow the client’s protocol. However, we ask that you also let us know as we will want to review any documentation and make sure that any required safety measures have been put in place.

How do I make a complaint?

We ask that you let the client know of any serious complaints or concerns. However, we ask that you also advise us. If you do not feel comfortable making a complaint directly to the client let us know and we will do this on your behalf.

What if I experience any bullying or undesirable behaviour?

You should let the shift supervisor know, but we ask that you also advise us by contacting your manager or emailing [email protected] as soon as you can. In our Health and Safety guideline document we outline ways to make a bullying complaint.

Will I be paid travel?

If you are required to work 25km or above you will be paid travel.

Do I need to attend mandatory training?

Yes you will be required to attend mandatory training when asked to.

Will I be orientated onsite?

Yes every time you enter a new facility you should receive orientation to the site, health and safety requirements and documentation requirements. If you go on site and do not receive any orientation please let us know and we can make sure that this happens.

What if I am offered a permanent role with a company that I have been temping for?

You need to discuss this with management at RConnect before accepting any offer of employment.

What if I feel pressured by the company that I am temping for to pick up shifts, that I have not agreed to?

Please let us know immediately. You can contact Shereen or the HR email.

What will I be paid on a public holiday?

You will be paid double your normal hourly rate.

Who is my primary contact at RConnect?

Your primary contact is Shereen Singh, General Manager at RConnect.

If you’re interested in joining the RConnect nursing bureau, we’d love to talk.

To register with us you will need a NZ working visa and relevant qualifications.

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