Chief Clinical Officer - NPHS at Te Whatu Ora, All Locations
Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role
- Contribute to transforming the future of health in a rewarding role focused on making a difference and leading change
Join Te Whatu Ora at a key time of change where you will meaningfully contribute to our kaupapa of creating a more equitable, accessible, cohesive and people-centred health system. This is mahi that will improve the health and well-being of everyone in Aotearoa, and we've got an opportunity for you to be part of it.
Te whiwhinga mahi | The Opportunity
The National Public Health Service (NPHS) within Te Whatu Ora, work towards Pae Ora (healthy futures) for all by engaging with the wider determinants that impact people's health, focusing on oranga/wellbeing, prevention, protection, and population-level intervention. We are connected across boundaries to deliver public health services that are nationally planned, regionally delivered and locally tailored.
We have the opportunity available to join our National Public Health Service in a senior clinical role as Chief Clinical Officer NPHS. The purpose of the role is to:
- Lead quality governance across NPHS. This includes working in partnership to develop a quality governance framework
- To implement and maintain the elements of a quality system to ensure high quality public health work across NPHS
- Provide senior clinical leadership in public health across the NPHS, and
- Provide advice to the National Director of NPHS and provide support to the Director of Public Health including oversight of public health activities and upholding the standards required of statutory officers .
The role reports to the Deputy National Director as a formal line reporting relationship. However, the seniority of the role also means that you will be part of the NPHS Leadership Team (LT) and provide clinical advice to the National Director. In addition, the role will have a dotted-line relationship to the Director of Public Health role that sits in the Public Health Agency (Manatū Hauora).
This is a 0.4 - 0.5FTE position with the potential to be combined with another senior clinical or management role within the NPHS directorate.
Mōu | About you
You are able to provide evidence-informed, trusted public health and system leadership whilst representing the National Public Health Service within Te Whatu Ora's organisation wide clinical leadership structure. You will model and uphold cultural safety, including critical consciousness and reflective practices, as a core tenet of safe practice. Able to build collaborative and highly effective networks of influence with staff across NPHS, Te Whatu Ora and with stakeholders, building trust and confidence.
Ngā pūkenga me ngā wheako | Skills and experience
- Registered health professional, with 10+ years experience working in public health
- Postgraduate qualification in public health
- Current registration in relevant public health professional discipline and current Annual Practicing Certificate
- Proven experience in Public Health clinical leadership and people leadership (minimum 3 years in previous leadership roles), including leading leaders and other senior staff through innovation and lifting performance of a team/unit
- Experience in leading change and service and quality improvement initiatives
- Media experience, including as a spokesperson on high profile topics
- Experience in developing professional frameworks and quality governance systems
- Able to lead a culture of continuous improvement, innovation and excellence in public health practice, especially to drive equitable outcomes
Ka kawea e koe | You will bring:
- A commitment to being a good Te Tiriti partner in all your actions. This includes an understanding of the significance of and obligations under Te Tiriti o Waitangi, and the ability to apply Te Tiriti principles in a meaningful way in this role
- Competency with te ao Māori, tikanga, and te reo Māori or a commitment to starting your journey and taking ownership of your learning and growth
Ko te mahi e tika ana mō te ao hurihuri nei |Work that suits today's ever - changing world
Te Whatu Ora supports flexible and hybrid working for our kaimahi. In roles that don't require an in-person element, we encourage you to ‘work from where you are.' We want our national teams to be made up of diverse people from across the motu, just like our health system.
Nau mai, uru mai | Come and join us
When you join us, you become part of transforming the health system. This is a once in a life-time change, that will touch the lives of everyone in Aotearoa, and future generations.
Our name, Te Whatu Ora, means ‘the weaving of wellness'. Whatu is the combining together of people, resources, organisations, thoughts and actions for the betterment and wellbeing of all. Whatu is also a direct reference to the pupil of the eye, and the vision required of the new entity and system.
We are working towards a system that better meets the complex demands of a growing population, addresses the persistent inequalities experienced by Māori and ensures greater access, experience, and outcomes for those traditionally not well served by the system – Māori, Pacific, and Disabled People.
Tō mātou whakahaere ki te tika, te rerekētanga, me te whai wāhi mai | Our commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion
We want to see the real you in your application and welcome the real you on board if you come and work with us. Skills are gained across many areas of our life, not just in formal employment. If you can demonstrate the skills listed in the ad, but the experience was gained through whānau life, community or mahi aroha (volunteering) we encourage you to apply and share your story with us in your cover letter.
We particularly welcome applications from our diverse Māori, Pacific, disabled, and rainbow communities.
Me pēhea te tuku tono | How to apply
To view the position description and/or apply for the role (by submitting your cover letter and CV), please click “APPLY NOW.” For tracking and reporting purposes, all applications must be submitted through our online career portal. If you have any questions about the role, please feel free to contact Elismha Lubbe via email@example.com
Ngā taipitopito tūranga mahi | Job details
|Employer:||Te Whatu Ora|
|Position type:||Permanent Part time|
|Attachment:||Position Profile Chief Clinical Officer NPHS.pdf (PDF, 250KB)
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