At Evolution we take pride in providing exceptional outcomes to all people in our care, including all our staff. Being part of Evolution means you are well supported on your journey with us as we provide many professional development opportunities, including leadership programmes, scholarships, PDRP, coaching, and more.
People are at the centre of everything we do, and that’s why at Evolution Healthcare we have several professional development opportunities to support your career advancement.
We are invested in your learning, whether it is supporting you by enhancing your practice under the Professional Development Recognition Programme, undertaking the Registered Nurse Anaesthetic Assistant Training, access to e-learning courses and NZQA qualifications, or leadership development, your learning and development is our priority.
Our Employee Scholarship Programme provides our people with opportunities to pursue higher education and development through funding of up to $10,000. At Evolution your success is our success, and our Employee Scholarship Programme demonstrates the r importance we place on career advancement.
Health and wellbeing
Working in private healthcare has many benefits, including Christmas closure breaks. Many of our people enjoy the opportunity to relax and rejuvenate each year with a two-week closure period to enjoy time with their whānau and friends.
Along with ensuring you have regular rest breaks and annual leave we have a strong focus on health and wellbeing. At Evolution we support our people to thrive and offer many benefits to ensure you do. Through our Employee Assistance Programme, mental health and wellbeing webinars, participating in fun runs and sporting activities, we ensure your health and wellbeing is our focus.
Evolution Employee Recognition Programme
Across Evolution we recognise and reward our staff for the exceptional care provided. This ranges from our individual Evolution service recognition to more formal recognition and reward programs, and our Circle of Excellence Master Award.
Every year we host our annual Quality Improvement Awards. The Awards celebrate quality and provides the opportunity for our teams to share learnings and best practice innitiatives across our Group, and shines a light on the often-unseen aspects of healthcare services. Some of Evolution’s Quality Award Initiatives have gone on to be finalists in regional and national healthcare awards which demonstrates the high standard our people provide in their quality improvement initiatives.
Supporting our communities
We are proud to provide healthcare services to many communities. Each year Evolution provides tens of thousands of elective surgeries across our Group. Alongside keeping Kiwis well, we take pride in supporting our communities. We do this through fundraising activities, donations, sponsorship and other areas to provide for our communities.
Continued Medical Education (CME)
At Evolution, we offer staff the opportunity to participate in ongoing training and education, such as Continued Medical Education.
Continued Medical Education (CME) is medical education activities designed to complement and increase the practitioner’s knowledge and skills, and to develop further in their field.
Evolution Healthcare is a registered provider with regular endorsements.
Delivery is with Evolution Healthcare Specialists and Clinicians who are experts in their fields and clinical areas via face-to-face meetings or webinar.
Professional Development Recognition Programme (PDRP)
Evolution has an active PDRP programme with dedicated PDRP Co-ordinators. Their 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. They also support nurses with their portfolio’s and ensures their annual appraisals are completed.
Monthly PDRP education in-services 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.
Employee Referral Programme
At Evolution Healthcare our people know our Group best – our culture, our values and our purpose. We want to reward our kaimahi staff for referring people who would be an outstanding addition to our Group.
When a kaimahi/staff member refers a candidate and they are successfully appointed into a permanent full-time or part-time role, the kaimahi/staff member can receive a referral bonus!