Clinical Manager – Ziman House
Canterbury District Health Board
Reefton, NZ
3d ago
  • Lead a team of nurses and HCAs to provide outstandingaged care
  • Be part of rebuilding Ziman House and giving ita fresh start
  • Critical mahi with support from the wholecommunity
  • Be a critical part of giving Ziman House a fresh start, andbring back aged residential care to Reefton’s elderly people and their whanau.

    Māte huruhuru, Ka rere te manu.

    Adorn the bird with feathers so itcan fly.

    Ziman House, Reefton Health Services’ 12-bed aged carefacility, is a beloved and treasured part of the community. It closed early in2022 for an overhaul of its environment and management structure, but the DHBand the people are eager to see it reopen.

    First, however, we need a ClinicalManager.

    Based in Reefton, you’ll be responsible for Ziman House, andall that comes with running an aged care residential facility.

    You’ll lead ateam of around 10 direct reports, both nurses and health care assistants,ensuring that our residents and their whanau receive exceptional levels ofcare.

    You’ll also take onresponsibility for Home & Community Services in Reefton, providing anintegrated approach to older persons care in the area.

    Across all aspects ofthe role, you’ll benefit from close working relationships with the leadershipof the primary and community team in Reefton.

    The West Coast District Health Board covers a widegeographic area, covering mainly small, remote towns. With that in mind, you’llfind it’s more actively involved in primary health care than many other DHBsyou may have experienced.

    We’ve been able to integrate traditional GP serviceswith community services, and sometimes inpatient care, building trulyinterdisciplinary teams that ensure our people get the full range ofhealthcare.

    We employ 473 FTE nurses, so you’re in good company!

    You’ll bring a clinical nursing background, probably in agedresidential care, and a desire for your mahi to really matter.

    While ZimanHouse has 12 beds, we expect seven to be full when we reopen as we build thefacility’s capability back up. That means you’ll be working with a maximumratio of 1 : 12, which means plenty of time to spend getting to know theresidents and their whanau.

    So if you’re looking for a role where you can make an impactand start with a clear slate, this is it. Ziman House is seen as a real taongain Reefton, so you’ll not only have great support from the DHB, the entirecommunity will be rallying behind you as well.

    In this community, you’ll be strongly connected to theresidents caring for your child’s best friend’s grandparent, for instance, oreven your neighbour.

    That’s what makes this role so special.

    On top of that, Reefton’s an area with a low cost of living,easy access to the great outdoors, and none of those big-city problems.

    Accommodationand relocation support is on offer, and you’ll be welcomed with open arms foryour mahi.

    This is the kind of work you got into a career in aged carefor. So if an easy small-town life in a tight, friendly community appeals toyou, it’s time to talk.

    Therole that you are applying for is one that may only be performed by a personwho has been vaccinated against Covid-19.

    It is therefore a condition ofthis application that you are vaccinated against Covid-19. As a personworking in the health and disability sector you will come into contact with alarge number of people, some of whom may be vulnerable.

    Without avaccine, there is the risk that you may contract Covid-19. Therequirement to be vaccinated is to keep you safe and also to endeavour to protectothers against the potential transmission of Covid-19 as a result of youcontracting it in the course of your employment.

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