Clinical Needs Assessor, Health of Older People

14 Sep

Health of older people and those under 65 years of age affected by complex health conditions

Te Whatu Ora Health New Zealand (Nelson Marlborough) formally NMDHB

Permanent 0.8FTE positions (64 hours/fortnight)

Location: Richmond Health Hub

  • Support people to achieve their goals, retain their independence and enjoy optimum quality of life wherever they live
  • District-wide position requiring flexibility to travel, as required, for service delivery

Ngā mōhiohio e pā ana ki tēnei mahi (About this position)

You will work with our team based at Richmond Health Hub and will have close working relationships with the Marlborough Needs Assessment team, Nelson Hospital, and will work in partnership with Te Piki Oranaga Maori Health Providers, community services, inter-district health services and Iwi.

We will value your commitment to working within a restorative model and your experience of working with older people with a health related disability, or those under the age of 65 affected by complex health conditions.

The Needs Assessment Service works across Nelson and Marlborough, therefore the ability to be flexible to travel for service delivery, as needed, is essential.

Ko wai he kaitono tōtika? (Who is an appropriate applicant?)

We are looking for a motivated and enthusiastic registered health professional with a full driver’s license, good computer skills and experience working with people with health related disabilities and ensuring Māori Health equity is front and centre. Our team works with people to identify their goals and assist them towards safe, independent living so a willingness to work within a partnership model is essential.

Te Whatu Ora (Nelson Marlborough) is the main health provider for Te Tau Ihu, the top of the south. Nearly 3,000 strong, we are Nelson and Marlborough’s largest employer, which means the opportunities here are endless. Our main locations are Nelson and Wairau Hospitals, and the Richmond and Marlborough Health Hubs, however we are spread across the region and service all parts of the community. Our work can be challenging, but we are up for it. We have a great team and we work hard to make a difference. We value integrity, innovation, respect and teamwork.

Ētahi atu mōhiohio (More information)

Ngā huanga o tēnei mahi (The benefits of this position)

We provide a great place to work with professional development opportunities, job security, and workplace wellness programmes. The top of the South Island is renowned for National Parks, access to outdoor recreational pursuits, arts, vineyards and much more. The community has excellent options for schooling and most sporting and cultural facilities.

The full-time equivalent salary range for this position, if an Allied Health professional is appointed, is $77,705 to $85,992 (Steps 5 to 8) based on the current PSA Allied Public Health and Technical MECA, dependent on skills, experience, and registration in NZ. Should a Registered Nurse be appointed the full-time equivalent salary will be between $71,452 and $83,186 (steps four to seven) based on the current NZNO Nursing and Midwifery MECA dependent on skills, experience and registration in NZ.

The Nelson Tasman region is a place of stunning natural landscapes – lakes, mountains, rivers, native bush and beaches. The region is known for its relaxed lifestyle and year round dry and sunny days. Find out more at

Me pēhea ahau e tono ai? (How do I apply?)

For general enquiries please contact our recruitment team on or 03 546 1274

Alternatively, for role specific information please contact Simone Slavin – Service Manager Needs Assessment Service on

Apply now. It’s easy. Just fill in our online application form and include a covering letter outlining our interest in this position.


Applications are open until filled.
Applications will be reviewed as received.

Te Whatu Ora strongly endorses Te Tiriti o Waitangi.

We believe that to achieve equity in health outcomes for Māori we need a workforce reflective of the population it serves. We strongly encourage applications from candidates who identify as Māori and we recruit for cultural competence.

He waka eke noa. We are all in this together.