Registered Nurse / Tapuhi Rēhita - Early Supported Discharge

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Location: Hutt Hospital 

Service: Te Herenga Tangata; Community Older Persons, Rehabilitation and Allied Health

Contract: Permanent 

Hours: 24 hours per fortnight

The Team

Our Early Supported Discharge team works to prevent avoidable admissions and to support timely transfer home for ongoing health needs assessment and recovery planning. The team is expanding and we are looking for another Registered Nurse, keen to work with people in the community following presentations to our ED and Inpatient services.

About the role

Many of our patients are older adults so you will need a special interest in caring for this population group, completing comprehensive assessments and referring to colleagues/other services depending upon the needs of your patient.  We will soon be seeing people discharged home for rehabilitation following an injury, so you will also bring a restorative/rehabilitative approach to your management and rehab plans.

Skills and Experience

Our staff are our most valuable asset so we are committed to using their time well. Our future direction will see us delegating more work to highly trained Rehabilitation Assistants and, where appropriate, cross-skilling with other professions to reduce unnecessary referrals and duplication of work.  You will continue to find professional support from your nursing colleagues within the team and from the Associate Director of Nursing. 

We are committed to improving better health outcomes for Māori and Pacific whānau so you will bring an holistic approach to understanding people’s needs and your personal and professional commitment to health equity is a must. You’ll also bring sound clinical skills, excellent time and case load management, great communication, and inter personal skills. 

The successful applicant will be joining a core team of two RNs and a Health Care Assistant. In the short-term the role will be 24 hours per fortnight, increasing to 40 hours as additional funding comes on line. Days of work include Fridays and alternate Saturdays. We are committed to developing a culturally diverse team and strongly encourage applicants of all backgrounds with the right skills to consider applying. 


We offer a supportive workplace culture with a commitment to your on-going professional development. This includes; a comprehensive orientation programme, training and study opportunities, and peer support.

Staff benefits include our newly developed staff 'Wellness Program', discounts from many companies throughout the region, and use of our onsite gym.

How to apply

Please complete an online HVDHB application form by clicking the 'Apply Now' button. You can also apply and see a copy of the job description through our careers website:  

Please note: For tracking and evaluation purposes, all applications must be submitted via our on-line process.

For further information on this role, please email our Recruitment Team and indicate the vacancy number 1114511A-21 and job title in the subject line.

HVDHB is a pro-equity Health Organisation, with a particular focus on Māori and Pacific Peoples, and the Disability Community.

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Permanent/Part Time

Job no: 1114511A-21

Location: Lower Hutt, Upper Hutt

Closing Date: Friday, 9 July 2021