Care Co-ordinator – Needs Assessment & Service Co-ordination (NASC)

Health of Older Persons, NASC Team – Talbot Park

Registered Health Professional

Permanent, Full-Time, 80 Hours Per Fortnight, Office Hours


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If you are just completing your new graduate year, are you looking for a community role to consolidate your communication, timekeeping and collaboration skills, then NASC might be the job for you!

Life is a collection of small moments: meaningful moments, challenging moments, moments to remember. At SCDHB, we want to support our people to enjoy more of the moments that matter. Are you ready to join us?

Here is an opportunity where you could start to make a real difference in outcomes for individuals who are in genuine need of support. 

Consider joining our supportive Community Service Hub to undertake this important role. You will assess clients and create a plan of care for them. Thereafter, you will coordinate client care and liaise with external providers who will go on to provide treatment to clients based on your plan of care. The regular client profile is aged over 65 years of age with aged related disabilities or chronic health conditions.

All assessments will be carried out using the appropriate assessment tools for the service. You will be provided training if needed. You will manage the client and family expectations, providing services within established funding guidelines and timeframes.

You will work autonomously for the most part and also in rotational roles alongside other members of the NASC team. You can be working in triage, hospital liaison and out in the community. Every role is different, giving you the chance to learn and grow as a healthcare practitioner.

Allied Health Professionals and Registered Nurses will benefit being under the Multi-employment Collective Agreement (MECA) and have the opportunity to progress through either Merit Steps or Professional Development Recognition Programmes (PDRP).

As one of the country’s smaller DHBs, our people always have room to move and grow. On top of all that, you’ll get to enjoy the fantastic Timaru lifestyle: between the beach and the mountains, that much desired work-life balance is truly achievable here.

If you are motivated to make a difference in the health of older person service, then this moment is yours.


Why choose South Canterbury DHB?

As one of the country’s smaller DHBs our people always have room to move and grow - you’ll get a wider exposure to specialties and enjoy the benefits of a flat structure: processes that run smoothly and a fun, friendly culture. With us, you’re more than just a number; you’re part of a team where everyone knows your name. You’ll also be supported to thrive through our many professional development opportunities.

On top of all that, you’ll get to enjoy the fantastic Timaru lifestyle: between the beach and the mountains, work-life balance is truly achievable here.

At SCDHB, integrity, collaboration, accountability, respect and excellence are at the heart of everything we do. We are a proudly diverse team, as we know a diverse and inclusive workforce achieves the best outcomes for our patients and communities. If you share in these core values and bring them into every aspect of your patient care, we can’t wait for you to join us.


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For more information regarding the nature of this role you are welcome to contact Tracey Foster, NASC charge nurse manager, by email at

We look forward to receiving your application directly via our Careers Site.
If you have any questions regarding this role please contact Human Resources by phoning 03 687-2230.

Applications will be accepted until OPEN 2022 (ie This vacancy will close as soon as a suitable applicant is identified).


As part of our duty of care towards our patients, it is crucial that all patient-facing staff be fully immunised. If you have made it to the later stages of recruitment, you will be expected to produce your immunisation records for infection control purposes.



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Permanent/Full Time

Job no: JPAL1137631

Location: Talbot Park Hospital

Closing Date: Open