Clinical Coordinator (Gore)

Mō mātou | About us:

Presbyterian Support Southland’s (PSS) vision is a community where all people can make the most of their strengths and feel included, valued and safe.

To make this vision a reality, we assist and encourage people facing life’s challenges. PSS is a Charitable Trust and Southland’s largest social service and aged care provider. Our two service arms, Family Works and Enliven, provide a range of services in response to the changing needs of individuals and family/whānau in the wider community of Southland.

We work to enable a positive and lasting change for everyone in our community and offer support services to people regardless of their beliefs, ethnicity or background.

Resthaven Village is an integral part of the Eastern Southland community, located in the very heart of Gore and provides a residential and hospital level care. Living at Resthaven often means residents can remain living in an environment they have grown up in - close to family and friends.

Mō te tūnga | About the role:

As a result of an internal promotion we have an opportunity for a full time permanent Clinical Coordinator at our Resthaven Village Care Home based in Gore.  The role will involve being part of an on call roster and covering Registered Nursing shifts from time to time if required.

The primary purpose of the role is to assist the Resthaven Village Manager with the provision of clinical oversight and support for the our nursing and care workers to ensure we deliver the highest standard of clinical care for our residents.

Ngā pūkenga | What you will need to be successful:

  • Current Nursing Council of New Zealand Annual Practicing Certificate
  • A minimum of five years nursing experience in New Zealand preferably in an aged care context
  • Ability to motivate others to develop their clinical practice and provide a high standard of care
  • Previous experience working in a nursing leadership capacity
  • Previous experience undertaking InterRAI assessments and reviews
  • Strong communication skills and ability to provide leadership to staff members
  • Ability to build strong relationships with residents, their families and your colleagues

Ngā kawenga | Key Responsibilities:

  • Providing a resident driven environment by forming caring relationships with residents, families and whanau
  • Ensuring support plans are developed to accurately reflect the level of support and progress of individual residents and implemented effectively
  • Providing clinical advise in a timely manner in response to queries from management and staff
  • Assisting the Manager to maintain the clinical standards required by the Ministry of Health
  • Coordinating training programmes to support the professional and clinical development of staff
  • Ensuring everyone is kept up to date with the latest best clinical practice for aged care
  • Undertaking regular reviews of processes and procedures ensuring efficient use of resources

Me pēhea te tuku tono | How to apply:

If you are keen to help us provide a clinical leadership to ensure the highest standard of care for our residents please forward your cover letter and Curriculum Vitae to

Please note to be considered for this role you will need to have the right to work in New Zealand.

Pre-employment checks may include criminal history check, drug and alcohol testing and a medical assessment.

Applications close: 19 May 2023

(interviews with suitably experienced candidates may be conducted prior to closing date)