About this role
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Location : Hutt Valley DHB
Service : Community Health Service Group
Contract : Permanent - full time
About the Role
Hutt Valley DHB is looking for an innovative and solution-focused Specialist Discharge Case Manager. This dynamic community-facing role will work for people in hospital to achieve timely discharge, sustainable community living or placement, and avoid unnecessary hospitalisation.
You will be an experienced Social Worker, Registered Nurse or health professional, ideally with a post-graduate qualification and be confident and experienced working inter-organisationally to meet people s needs, with significant experience working with people with very complex needs.
You will have a comprehensive knowledge of Hutt Valley community providers and community strengths and assets. Culturally adept, you will be able to collaboratively work with Māori and Pacific communities and services.
Knowledge of the DHB clinical environment, systems and processes, and the NZ health system and processes is desirable.
Hutt Valley DHB is a wonderful location just 15 minutes from beautiful Wellington city, serving a mainly urban population of around 140,000.
Hutt Valley DHB works to improve, promote and protect the health of the people living in the Hutt Valley. It employs around 2,400 staff, with many based at Hutt Hospital's campus.
Hutt Valley DHB secondary care facilities are located at Hutt Hospital in Lower Hutt with around 270 beds, including OPRS and OPMH beds.
Rheumatology; School Dental Services; Regional Public Health; and Regional (Breast and Cervical) Screening Services.
We embrace diversity and welcome applications from people of all gender identities, ages, ethnicities, sexual orientations, disability and religions.
A workforce that is diverse and inclusive means that we are better positioned to understand and serve our community. We are a pro-equity health organisation, with a particular focus on Māori, Pacific peoples and disabled people.