Careers

Why Clutha Health First?

We pride ourselves on being a rewarding place to work, small enough to get to know everyone, but big enough to develop and challenge your career. There are many opportunities to have a positive impact on our community. 

We have a large, modern facility which is well equipped with modern technology. Clutha Health First has great collegial relationships between our staff and General Practitioners both onsite and within the Clutha District together with our wider health network in the southern region. 

We offer generous education allowances and annual leave entitlements. We are supportive of staff training and professional development.

Clutha is a great place to achieve a great work/life balance. With stunning scenery, vibrant thriving communities and plenty of space it’s life at a slower southern pace.

Come and join our team. Check out our open positions below. 

 

Come and join us at Clutha Health, enjoy what our District has to offer you and your family.

Open Positions

Core Midwife/Registered Nurse Maternity

6 months fixed term, 48-72 hours per fortnight (0.6-0.9FTE)


Mō te tūranga | About the role:

This is an opportunity for a Core Midwife or Registered Nurse to join our small, friendly rural maternity unit.

The Midwife/RN will be in sole charge while on duty working rotating 12 hour shifts which may include some on call.

You will either be:

  • A Registered Midwife with recent, relevant clinical experience, or;
  • A Registered Nurse with experience of, or an interest in, maternity nursing

And must in both cases, possess the following competencies/skills:

  • Level 4 CPR
  • Proficiency in breast feeding knowledge (BFHI accredited)
  • Neonatal Resuscitation Certificate or relevant
  • Postnatal assessment of mother and baby
  • Basic IV Therapy
  • Breast Feeding Workshop

To view the detailed position descriptions, please select the following links: 
Core Midwife     Registered Nurse


Mō mātou | About us:

Clutha Health First is an integrated family health centre offering a range of services including primary care birthing and maternity unit, inpatient ward, general practice and a variety of community/allied health services. We have an onsite laboratory and radiology service. Balclutha is within easy commuting distance of Dunedin and Gore. There is free carparking in Balclutha.

For further information on living and working in the Clutha District please visit www.cluthanz.com

Painga | Benefits:

We pay Health New Zealand pay rates, provide commitment to and encouragement with professional development and a supportive, friendly working environment.

Tono ināianei | Apply now:

We only accept online applications. Please click here to apply.

Please note you must have completed the Primary Course of COVID vaccinations and provide official proof from NZ Government 'My Covid Record' prior to appointment. 

For informal enquiries about this position please contact:
Michelle Thomson, Team Leader – Maternity Services
Email:  michelle.thomson@chf.co.nz
Telephone: 027 201 8022  

Rā mōnehu | Closing Date:  26th May 2024 

 

Nurse Practitioner - Full Time 

Te Whiwhinga mahi | The opportunity:

We are seeking expressions of interest from Nurse Practitioners (Primary Care/Endorsed Prescriber) to join our practice.  This is a new position giving the NP the opportunity to join our team of 4/5 General Practitioners, 12 Practice Nurses, 2 Nurse Practitioners and supporting administration staff. 

The Nurse Practitioner will work across the spectrum of primary care delivering services to their own enrolled patients as well as rostered days to the Medical Assessment Unit so experience in the acute setting would be an advantage.  Nurse Practitioners with a particular interest in the Care of the Elderly are encouraged to apply as we hold contracts with one aged residential care facility and would be keen to have a Nurse Practitioner pick up the role of managing this cohort of patients. 

As a Cornerstone accredited practice which has embarked on the Healthcare Home pathway, and with the facility working towards being a Rural Hub under Te Whatu Ora Southern Primary and Community Health strategy, there is huge potential for the right candidate to be at the forefront of fundamental changes to how health is to be delivered to our rural communities.

To view the detailed position description, please click here. 

Tono ināianei | Apply now:

We only accept online applications. Please click here to apply.

Please note you must have completed the Primary Course of COVID vaccinations and provide official proof from NZ Government 'My Covid Record' prior to appointment. 

For informal enquiries about this position please contact:
Gary Reed, CEO
Email: gary.reed@chf.co.nz
Telephone: 419 0516 

  

 

General Practitioner 

Te Whiwhinga mahi | The opportunity:

We seek a permanent General Practitioner who enjoys clinical variety and has a strong focus on patient quality, working 8 to 10 sessions (4 to 5 days) per week with no on-call or weekend requirements. 

Mō te tūranga | About the role:

In addition to providing General Practice care, we support and encourage our GPs to provide speciality interest clinics. We currently have specialised clinics for fractures, minor surgery and joint injection.  Sub-specialty interests are welcome, for instance GPSI Skin Lesion Programme, Point of Care Ultrasound etc.

Mō mātou | About us:

Based in Balclutha, the general practice has 8,300 enrolled patients, is Cornerstone accredited, and has recently completed the Health Care Home programme.  The GP practice is part of a integrated health centre incorporating a general practice Medical Assessment Unit, 15 bed medical ward, Primary Maternity Birthing Unit, onsite radiology and pathology services, a broad range of specialist private and public outpatient clinics and supporting Community/Allied Health services which combine to produce a well-supported working environment.

Painga | Benefits:

  • No after hours, on-call or weekend hours;
  • The ability to provide or upskill to a sub-specialty interest;
  • A model of care that’s integrated across primary and secondary services;
  • An innovative and supportive organisation. 

Tono ināianei | Apply now:

Click here for further detailed information or to apply for this position. 

Please note you must have completed the Primary Course of COVID vaccinations and provide official proof from NZ Government 'My Covid Record' prior to appointment. 

For informal enquiries about this position please contact:
Gary Reed, CEO
Email: gary.reed@chf.co.nz
Telephone:  027 228 5778

Living and Working in the Clutha District

Balclutha, located on the banks of the Clutha River, is one hour from Dunedin and 20 minutes from the Catlins coastline. The South Otago area offers a broad range of outdoor and sporting opportunities with easy access to beaches and rivers.

The Clutha District offers a relaxed lifestyle, friendly people and supportive smaller communities with strong educational facilities and lower cost living which all combine to deliver the work life balance you could be looking for to experience an increased quality of life. 

Going inland, we are three hours' drive from Central Otago (Queenstown, Wanaka) where there are wineries, beautiful lakes for water sports in the summer and mountains for skiing in the winter. 

Discover more about living and working in the Clutha District; visit www.cluthanz.com

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