Clinical Coordinator

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    Govt NZ Jobs
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    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    3 months ago
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  • Job Type: Ongoing – Full Time
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  • Location: Otago
  • Date Advertised: 26-JAN-21
  • Job Reference: NZ/1508970
  • Job Title: Clinical Coordinator
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Allied Health Clinical Co-ordinator

Home team (Community Services) – Dunedin

  • Allied Health Professional
  • Permanent position, full-time position (0.8 – 1.0FTE)
  • Clinical co-ordinator (20hours/week) and Clinical (12-20hours/week)

About the team

The health professionals within the Home team will cover Monday to Sunday with staggered start and finish times between the hours of 8am and 8pm and all shifts are 8 hours. The focus of the service is hospital avoidance and supported discharge working across a range of settings including the community, Emergency Department, Internal Medicine Assessment Unit and the in-patient wards. The Home team will be a comprehensive integrated service that is responsive to patient and service needs, focused on delivering one car up the drive way, one assessment and one plan of care. The team includes nursing, allied health, and administration.

To help lead this change we are looking for an exceptional Allied Health Professional who can balance the Clinical Co-ordinator and clinical aspect of the role to develop and embed the day to day operational functioning of the team. You will provide efficient, effective and quality leadership to an inter-professional team who will be strongly focused on providing high quality, safe patient care.

About the roles

In the clinical role, you will be a registered Physiotherapist, Occupational therapist or Social worker.

This role requires a professional who is adaptive to change, resourceful, flexible to service needs and future development and has a genuine passion for working in the community

Within this position you will require the following:

  • Advanced comprehensive clinical assessment and problem solving skills
  • Ability to work autonomously and collaboratively within the interprofessional team
  • Ability to direct and delegate to 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

In the Co-ordinator role you will:

  • provide the professional direction, leadership and day to day management
  • provide co-ordination and allocation of staff to patients based on clinical requirements and skill mix of the clinical team
  • ensure patient and staff safety and best practice is a priority.

The Clinical Co-ordinator will report to the Home team Implementation Lead and will be strongly supported by the Service Manager and Directorate Leadership.

About you

You will need to be a NZ Registered Allied Health Professional with a current APC and a minimum of two years post registration experience in New Zealand and a full clean NZ driver’s licence.

This is a demanding and challenging role where the successful applicant will demonstrate sound professional judgement, strong leadership skills and a clear commitment to high quality care and the development of the Service. Key to your success in this position will be your ability to lead effective teams. The successful candidate will have experience working in in-patient and community settings and be able to demonstrate good clinical decision making, be able to think outside the square and have excellent communication and engagement skills.

To be successful in the role you will have a strong commitment to your ongoing professional development.

If you would like the opportunity to be part of this innovative team, then we would love to hear from you.

About Southern DHB

Southern District Health Board (Southern DHB) exists to support everyone across our district to live well, and access the right care when they need it, by delivering high quality, patient-centred and equitable health services to our diverse communities.

The Southern district offers the benefits of excellent amenities, first class primary through to tertiary education, affordable housing and outstanding recreational opportunities. Whether it surfing, kayaking or sailing; skiing, hunting or fishing; theatre, live-music or art – there’s literally something for everyone. Check out for what the region and we can offer you and your family.

Closing date: Monday, 15 February 2021.

Please note that we may begin shortlisting as we receive applications and could withdraw the advertising at any time.

For further information please contact Theonette Ramsden, Recruitment Advisor – Strategy, Primary and Community Directorate, Phone (03) 214 5770 or email:

Please note we may begin shortlisting as we receive applications and could withdraw the advertising at any time. If you are interested, don’t delay applying!

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.

Pre-Employment Occupational Health Assessment

In the interests of protecting our people and our patients, all appointments will be subject to an Occupational Health Assessment to confirm suitability and fitness to work in the role you are being considered for.

To apply

We only accept online applications. Please apply via our website: