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Clinical Needs Assessor

Clinical Needs Assessor

Needs Assessment Service Coordination

Southland Hospital

  • Permanent part time 0.75FTE (30hours/week)
  • You will work business hours, Monday to Friday


About the Team

Our Care Coordination Centre is passionate about the community it serves and works effectively, keeping our clients’ best interests at the top of our minds.  You’ll be joining a small, hardworking team and will play an important part in its success

We are looking for a flexible and motivated team member to work within our Clinical Needs Assessment (CNA) team.


About you/ the opportunity

You will utilise the national assessment tool interRAI to assess and determine best outcomes for our client group. Your role as a CNA will be to assess health of older people clients and clients under the age of 65 with long-term chronic conditions. If long-term support is required, you will create a plan of care that is client centred and goal focused, based on the restorative model of care.


You will need to be a registered Health Professional under the Health Practitioners Assurance Act or Social Work Registration Act, have a current practising certificate and have excellent interviewing, assessment and problem solving skills.


Ideally, you will have experience working with older people in either a hospital, community or aged care environment.  You will need an excellent knowledge of community resources and services that are available to the older person.


Previous experience with the use of interRAI is preferred but not essential.  Training in interRAI is available and on-going support in the use of interRAI is provided.  It is essential that you have a current NZ driver licence.


You will also need a high level of verbal and written communication skills and experience working with electronic systems and be confident using a computer.


Why Southland?

Now is a great time to relocate to Southern if you were considering a move! The Southern district offers the benefits of excellent amenities, first class primary through to tertiary education, affordable housing and outstanding recreational opportunities. Whether it is surfing, kayaking or sailing; skiing, hunting or fishing; theatre, live-music or art – there’s literally something for everyone. Check out https://careers.southernhealth.nz/ for what the region and we can offer you and your whanau.


Southern DHB

The Southern DHB has the largest regional coverage of all the New Zealand health boards, providing services to 350,000 people in diverse communities across a huge geographical area. We take pride in all the services we provide and our aim is to improve, promote and protect the health of our region. Our customers – patients, staff and communities - are at the forefront of everything we do.


Position Description


Closing Date: Thursday 15 April 2021 

Due to the fast-paced nature of the DHB, our vacancy close dates may be subject to change. Don’t delay, make sure you apply as soon as possible.


For further information please contact Theonette Ramsden, Recruitment Advisor – Strategy, Primary and Community Directorate, Phone (03) 214 5770 or Email: theonette.ramsden@southerndhb.govt.nz


Pre-Employment checks

In the interests of protecting our people and our patients, all appointments will be subject to:

  • Occupational Health Assessment
  • Police Vetting / Ministry of Justice safety checks
  • Serious misconduct checks (previous Public Service departments and statutory Crown entities only)


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