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Position Title: Registered Nurse - Early Discharge and Rehabilitation Service for the Older Person
Location: Otago
FTE (Hours): Permanent, 0.7 FTE
Date Posted: 01/12/2017
Application Closing Date: 17/12/2017 11PM
Job #: 055270
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Registered Nurse

Early Discharge and Rehabilitation Service for the Older Person

  • Permanent, Part-time (0.7FTE)


This is an exciting opportunity for a Registered Nurse to join our supportive nurse led Early Supported Discharge team based within our Early Discharge and Rehabilitation Service for the Older Person (EDRS).


The role will see you working autonomously and collaboratively within an interdisciplinary team providing home-based holistic assessment, treatment and support for newly discharged older adults within their own homes. You will monitor their recovery and ensure that each individual receives appropriate rehabilitation and/or packages of care at the right time to maximise their functional ability, and maintain their independence in their own home.


A genuine passion for working in the community is essential to the success of this position.  Your high professional credibility will be complemented by your innate sensitivity when working with clients and their families, coupled with your robust holistic assessment skills. This role requires a nurse who is adaptive to change, resourceful and is flexible to service needs and future development.


Within this position you will require;

  • Advanced comprehensive clinical assessment and problem solving skills
  • Ability to direct and delegate to the Enrolled Nurse and Rehabilitation Assistants
  • Excellent communication skills to liaise with health professionals, both within the in-patient services and in the community setting.
  • Recent experience of working with the older adults in acute, rehabilitation or community settings


With the growing focus on community based care this is a fantastic opportunity for a Registered Nurse with at least 5 years’ experience. Your strong skill set and knowledge base will be complimented by your willingness to learn and share your skills with the wider team.  Flexibility is essential as the work is challenging and varied.


The Registered Nurses within the EDRS service currently cover Monday – Friday 9.30 am – 6 pm. And 8.30 am – 5pm on Saturdays. This permanent part time position will require you to work 7 days per fortnight.


To be successful in the role you will have a strong commitment to your ongoing professional development, and it is expected that you will have / or be committed to working towards a post-graduate pathway. If you think this sounds like the opportunity you have been looking for, then we would love to hear from you.


Closing Date: Sunday, 17th December 2017


For further information please contact Jan Strachan, Recruitment Advisor – Older Persons Health, Clinical Support and Community Directorate, Phone (03) 214 5770 or Email:

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