Clinical Manager – Ziman House

  • Lead a team of nurses and HCAs to provide outstanding aged care
  • Be part of rebuilding Ziman House and giving it a fresh start
  • Critical mahi with support from the whole community

Be a critical part of giving Ziman House a fresh start, and bring back aged residential care to Reefton’s elderly people and their whanau.


Māte huruhuru, Ka rere te manu.
Adorn the bird with feathers so it can fly.

Ziman House, Reefton Health Services’ 12-bed aged care facility, is a beloved and treasured part of the community. It closed early in 2022 for an overhaul of its environment and management structure, but the DHB and the people are eager to see it reopen. First, however, we need a Clinical Manager.

Based in Reefton, you’ll be responsible for Ziman House, and all that comes with running an aged care residential facility. You’ll lead a team of around 10 direct reports, both nurses and health care assistants, ensuring that our residents and their whanau receive exceptional levels of care. You’ll also take on responsibility for Home & Community Services in Reefton, providing an integrated approach to older persons care in the area. Across all aspects of the role, you’ll benefit from close working relationships with the leadership of the primary and community team in Reefton.

The West Coast District Health Board covers a wide geographic area, covering mainly small, remote towns. With that in mind, you’ll find it’s more actively involved in primary health care than many other DHBs you may have experienced. We’ve been able to integrate traditional GP services with community services, and sometimes inpatient care, building truly interdisciplinary teams that ensure our people get the full range of healthcare. We employ 473 FTE nurses, so you’re in good company!

You’ll bring a clinical nursing background, probably in aged residential care, and a desire for your mahi to really matter. While Ziman House has 12 beds, we expect seven to be full when we reopen as we build the facility’s capability back up. That means you’ll be working with a maximum ratio of 1:12, which means plenty of time to spend getting to know the residents and their whanau.

So if you’re looking for a role where you can make an impact and start with a clear slate, this is it. Ziman House is seen as a real taonga in Reefton, so you’ll not only have great support from the DHB, the entire community will be rallying behind you as well.

In this community, you’ll be strongly connected to the residents – caring for your child’s best friend’s grandparent, for instance, or even your neighbour. That’s what makes this role so special.

On top of that, Reefton’s an area with a low cost of living, easy access to the great outdoors, and none of those big-city problems. Accommodation and relocation support is on offer, and you’ll be welcomed with open arms for your mahi.

This is the kind of work you got into a career in aged care for. So if an easy small-town life in a tight, friendly community appeals to you, it’s time to talk.

Apply online, or to find out more information, please contact Tracey Sutherland – Recruitment Partner on:

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/Full Time

Job no: WC242689

Location: Reefton

Closing Date: Apply Today!