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Position Title: Clinical Needs Assessor - (Southland Hospital)
Location: Southland
FTE (Hours): Permanent Full time (40hours/per week)
Date Posted: 17/06/2020
Application Closing Date: 05/07/2020 11PM
Job #: 063386
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Clinical Needs Assessor

Needs Assessment Service Coordination

Southland Hospital

  • Permanent fulltime position


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 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 supports are required you will create a plan of care that is client centred and goal focused, based on the restorative model of care. You will work business hours, Monday to Friday.



About you

You will need to be a registered Health Professional under the Health Practitioners Assurance Act or Social Work Registration Act, 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 to the city itself, Invercargill offers the opportunity to have the lifestyle you’ve always dreamed of. Boasting excellent education and restaurants, competitive costs of living and a beautiful coastline, life can be as relaxed or as energetic as you want. Our team enjoy the short commute to work, leaving ample time for what matters to you most. Add to this the close proximity to some of New Zealand’s most famous scenery and holiday destinations (think Queenstown, Wanaka and Milford Sounds to name but a few!) you can go from seaside to ski-slopes in a matter of hours. Sounds too good to be true? Rest assured, you can have it all here. Why not come see for yourself!  Check out for what the region and we can offer you and your whanau.


Closing Date: Sunday, 5 July 2020

Please note that we may begin shortlisting as we receive applications and could withdraw the advertising at any time. For further information please contact Jan Strachan, Recruitment Advisor – Strategy, Primary and Community Directorate, Phone (03) 214 5770 or Email:


Children’s Act 2014

Due to this position having contact with children and the SDHB’s commitment to child protection, you will be subject to ‘safety checks’ under the Children’s Act at the time of hire and thereafter as per the relevant legislation.


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