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Senior Advisor, Nursing

Ministry of Health
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This full time Wellington based position offers a unique opportunity and an exciting career option for an experienced Registered Nurse with relevant experience and qualifications.


We are seeking a person with a very good knowledge of the New Zealand health and disability sector and a comprehensive understanding of legislation, regulation, education, professional development, health quality and safety, employment and workforce planning as they relate to nursing for a 12 month fixed term opportunity.


You will work closely with, and provide senior analytical support to the Chief Nursing Officer and Ministry colleagues. The role includes providing expert advice [or facilitating the delivery of such advice] to inform policy, decision-making and delivery of relevant activities relating to nursing and the wider objectives of the Ministry. You will have a focus on growing the Maori nursing workforce and providing leadership in this area. You will be expected to build effective cross-agency and cross-sector relationships – particularly in education – to assist in growing the links between policy, education and employment.


You will be a highly motivated, self-directed person and take responsibility for delivering agreed key objectives from the Office of the Chief Nursing Officer annual plan.


A key aspect of the work involves government and health sector communication. You will possess a proven ability to think critically and assimilate and present, both orally and in written form, complex ideas clearly, concisely and coherently and be able to work effectively with a wide range of stakeholders.


Mutually agreed professional development opportunities will be part of the employment package.


All applications must be submitted online. A full job description can be found on the Ministry of Health website.




The Ministry of Health has a commitment to Equal Employment opportunities.


For further information on this position please contact Dr Jane O'Malley 021 225 6852

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