Vacancies: interRAI Educators - Hamilton, Tauranga/Rotorua and Auckland

As an interRAI Educator you will work with and support our main stakeholders; DHBs, their Needs Assessment services, Home and Community Support Services and Aged Residential Care providers, to use the interRAI assessment and understand the data the assessment automatically generates. You will be working within a supportive team to provide interRAI assessment training and support for new assessors to reach competency, support those assessors that are already competent, and for ‘end users’, and other associated stakeholders. Applications close on Tuesday, 3 October 2017.

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Vacancy: Lead Business Intelligence Consultant - Health Data

We have a new opportunity for an experienced data professional who enjoys working with data to inform strategic decision making and measure performance. Your expert knowledge will have you providing strategic analytical and economic advice within TAS and across the health and wider public sector. Applications close 4pm, Friday, 22 September 2017.

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National Standards launched

interRAI Services have recently launched new National Standards for interRAI assessors using the interRAI Long Term Care Facilities (LTCF) assessment in New Zealand. Each section within interRAI has note fields, and the standards help assessors use these note fields appropriately.

Assessors will find that the new standards are clearer and more straightforward compared to the previous version, and they reduce duplication.

Workshops: Integrating interRAI in your facility

NZACA and interRAI Services are jointly conducting a series of workshops for ARC facility managers and lead interRAI RNs on how to further integrate interRAI into their care facilities’ operations.   The workshop was piloted in March and a series of workshops is now being carried out across New Zealand.

The purpose of the workshops is to help Managers and lead interRAI Registered Nurses better understand:

  • what the interRAI assessment process tells you about your residents
  • the benefits of interRAI assessment for:
    • the resident
    • the RN
    • the facility
  • communicating with the NASC office
  • how accessing the interRAI Home Care assessment can inform short term care planning in ARC
  • CAPs and Outcome measures, and their use
  • the opportunities for efficiency gains and other improvements that the interRAI process presents
  • the roles and responsibilities of care facility staff in the interRAI process
  • how to have oversight within your care facility
  • what the Quarterly reporting and data can tell us.


There is no charge to participants in the workshop. The first workshop will be in Nelson on Tuesday, 26 September, 10am-3pm. Contact John McDougall (NZACA) at if you would like to participate.

 Coming up: Software upgrade

The 2017 interRAI software upgrade is going to be in September this year. It is a smaller upgrade than in previous years. Changes include:

  • A mobile ‘check in check out function’ for Home Care assessments – the ability to transfer an assessment record to a mobile device and to use that assessment without internet connection
  • Palliative Care assessment summary section and client summary report – we have added a summary section to the Palliative Care assessment and users will now be able to print an assessment summary as with other interRAI assessments.

The upgrade is scheduled for the evenings of 6 October (Midland and Central regions) and 29 September (Northern and Southern regions). Users and providers are being notified, and will be supported throughout the process.

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Inside interRAI - the newsletter for users of interRAI

interRAI Services has published the first issue of inside interRAI, the email newsletter for interRAI users. Have a look and sign up to receive these operational updates every two months.

interRAI Informer Newsletters

The interRAI Informer is interRAI New Zealand's main newsletter, eight times a year, with updates about all aspects of interRAi. Inside interRAI is our newsletter for users of interRAI, full of operational updates and tips for assessors and users of interRAI, six times per year. Sign up to either or both of our newsletters.

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