National Travel Assistance (NTA) Coordinator


Ehara taku I toa takitahi engari, he toa takitini

My strength, is not the strength of one, it is the strength of many

Mō te tūnga | About the role

The Allied Health team at Te Nīkau Hospital is looking for a National Travel Assistance (NTA) Coordinator to join our team of enthusiastic and dedicated multidisciplinary professionals. 

The NTA Coordinator is responsible for facilitating local claims for travel assistance as required by Te Whatu Ora as contracted by the Ministry of Health. You will contribute to the overall goal of Te Whatu Ora to provide quality health care through assisting patients to attend appointments with their health Specialists.

This role requires someone who can work independently and is self-motivated, as well as the ability to engage and communicate with health professionals and the community.

What you’ll do with your time

  • Facilitating local claims for travel assistance as required by Te Whatu Ora Te Tai o Poutini as contracted by the Ministry of Health
  • Assess client eligibility and process claims as per the NTA Policy
  • Liaising with all appropriate health professionals and other agencies to ensure we achieve the best outcomes for our patients

We are looking for someone with the following traits

  • Sound administrative and computer skills
  • Organised with the ability to keep clear and accurate records
  • Excellent people and communication skills
  • The ability to work independently, yet seek support when needed
  • Strong cultural awareness
  • knowledge of the primary to secondary health service interface would be an advantage
  • You must be flexible with excellent time management

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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 West Coast and the Canterbury community.

The culture at Te Tai o Poutini West Coast, 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

We are unique and like no other in New Zealand with a close-knit community where your work will make a real difference. We will help you grow in rural health with a continued focus on your career development. We continue to break new ground and shape our health system to wrap care around patients in their communities.

This isn’t a job for just anyone, joining us means sharing our goals and values and being dedicated to this community and our team as we seek to become a centre of excellence in rural health care. We offer competitive benefits, flexible working arrangements and a relocation scheme to candidates who will join us in this.

Ngā hua | Benefits of working at Te Tai o Poutini West Coast

When you work at the Te Tai o Poutini West Coast, 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 businesses. At Te Tai o Poutini West Coast you are part of something greater than yourself and encouraged to be your unique self.

Tono ināianei | Apply Now

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Applicants will be progressed as they apply, so if this sounds like you, please apply now! 

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

Please visit our careers website for other roles and find your ideal fit within the West Coast or 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. This vaccination requirement includes gaining Booster Doses required to perform your role under the Health Order. 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.

Nau mai, haere mai, tauti mai!



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Permanent/Part Time

Job no: WC2160838

Location: Greymouth

Closing Date: Thursday 6th October