Health Care Professional for Primary and Community Services

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

Right now, we’re looking for a Registered Health Care Professional (HCP) to join the Community Services Team and make a difference in outcomes for individuals who require care and support to live in the community and maximise their independence. The service provides support to a wide range of ages and care needs. 

Day to day this role is focused on undertaking client assessments and assisting them to set goals and identify services that will meet their needs.  There is an assessment tool in place that works in conjunction with the experience and insight of the registered health care professional and subsequent monitoring and evaluation of their health status is also a key element.

This autonomous role works on a rotational basis (with the other community team members) and includes triage, hospital liaison and community.

The role is suited to a registered HCP who can utilise their initiative and well-honed experience to establish care plans to support clients and their families along with providing client advocacy if required. 

Success factors for this role includes

  • Understanding of the Health of the Older Person Strategy and other relevant national policy documents and legislation
  • Commitment to enhancing the quality of life and supporting independent community living and ability to manage client and family expectations
  • To be solution focused
  • Able to work effectively independently and as part of a multidisciplinary team
  • Comfortable with technology
  • Effective communication skills with a broad range of people and professional teams

Why choose South Canterbury

As one of the country’s smaller Districts, 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 are 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 our fantastic Timaru lifestyle: between the beach and the mountains, work-life balance is truly achievable here.

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.

Apply now - this moment is yours!

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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

Application closing date is 6 June 2023 (applications will close earlier if a suitable candidate found)

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/Part Time

Job no: EQAM3138112

Location: Primary and Community Services

Closing Date: Thursday, 15 June 2023