Clinical Assessors – North East Community Service Team

  • 32 hour per week (0.8FTE) fixed-term position available for an Allied Health professional until March 2023.
  • Registered health professional (Social Worker, Physiotherapist, Occupational Therapist) with current APC.
  • Competent in the use of the InteRai assessment tool would be beneficial but not essential.

Mō te tūnga | About the role

Based at Princess Margaret Hospital, our North/East Community Services Team is a large interdisciplinary team working with clients in the community with a goal of maintaining patient independence. We offer assessment, treatment and rehabilitation of older persons.

Ko wai koe | About You;

Working as a Clinical Assessor is about assessing clients’ needs. That could mean supporting them and their families in the community with home supports or advocating a move to Rest Home or Hospital Level of Care facility.

Our service is forward thinking and we’re one of the teams in New Zealand using InterRAI to effectively assess the needs of our patients.  We have a restorative model of care enabling the people we work with to remain independent in the community. 

The Clinical Assessor is part of the interdisciplinary team and is the key link in the care chain from the ward to community and GP services.  Therefore, you’ll understand how important it is to be patient focussed and you’ll hold a who’s who of services for Older People in your head!

Registration with a Allied Health professional body and a full NZ driving license are a must, as are your enthusiasm and dynamic style!

There is one (0.8FTE) 32 hour per week fixed term role available until March 2023


Mō mātou | About Us

“Ko ngā tāngata, te mātua mahi - Putting people at the heart of all we do”

We are committed to honouring Te Tiriti o Waitangi and its principles by ensuring our partnership with Māori are at the forefront of all our conversations. We believe in improving, promoting, and protecting the health and well-being of the Canterbury the West Coast community.

The culture at Canterbury District Health Board, is driven by our ā Mātou Uara (Our Value​​​​​​​s):


  • Care and respect for others - Manaaki me te whakaute i te tangata.
  • Integrity in all we do - Hāpai i ā mātou mahi katoa i runga i te pono.
  • Responsibility for outcomes - Te Takohanga i ngā hua
Ngā hua | Benefits of working at CDHB


When you work at the Canterbury District Health Board, you are part of a wider whānau that will support you along your journey. We offer great coaching, mentoring and learning outcomes for all staff. We are always improving our facilities across all campuses and have amazing discounts from select retailers, restaurants and business.

Tono ināianei | Apply Now

Only applications submitted via our career site will be accepted, therefore apply directly on our career site hereContact us on for additional information.

We have a range of clinical and non-clinical roles at CDHB, there could be a place for you!

Please visit our careers website for other roles and find your ideal fit within the Canterbury District Health Board.

The Future of the Health Industry

The role that you are applying for is one that may only be performed by a person who has been vaccinated against Covid-19.  It is therefore a condition of this application that you are vaccinated against Covid-19. As a person working in the health and disability sector you will come into contact with a large number of people, some of whom may be vulnerable.  Without a vaccine, there is the risk that you may contract Covid-19.  The requirement to be vaccinated is to keep you safe and also to endeavour to protect others against the potential transmission of Covid-19 as a result of you contracting it in the course of your employment.


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Permanent/Part Time

Job no: PC2145088

Location: Christchurch

Closing Date: Tuesday, 4 October 2022