Chief Clinical Advisor, Office of the Director of Public Health (ODPH) at Ministry of Health, Wellington
Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role
Exciting new leadership role in the Office of the Director of Public Health, Te Pou Hauora Tūmatanui [Public Health Agency] and Manatū Hauora
- Make a positive contribution to public health system leadership, policy, strategy and monitoring with the aim to improve equity and health outcomes.
- Provide clinical leadership in the development of strategy and across public health policy settings
- Salary range of $192,578 - $230,294
Ko wai mātou - About Us
At Manatū Hauora we are the kaitiaki of the health system, providing leadership and driving strategy and performance. We regulate the health sector and are the primary source of advice on health matters. As we move away from the response to the Covid pandemic now is the time to look to the future, to ensure New Zealanders are cared for by a health system that is innovative, future focussed and world leading.
The Public Health Agency (PHA) is a new and distinctly, branded business unit being established within the Ministry. It will lead population and public health policy, strategy, regulatory, intelligence, surveillance and monitoring functions across the system.
Ko tōu ake mahi - What You'll Do
As an integral member of the Office of the Director of Public health (ODPH) you will make a significant contribution to strategies and policy that address health inequity and improve health outcomes. The ODPH is the central source of expert clinical advice and leadership on all public health strategy, policy and regulatory matters. You will convene clinical expertise from across the system which will influence Government priorities, policy and strategy. You will be part of a team with vision and commitment and make a positive contribution to the elimination of health inequities and improvements in health outcomes through participation in cross functional teams across Te Pou Hauora Tūmatanui, Manatū Hauora and the wider public health system.
Utilise your clinical leadership and influencing skills as you work in collaboration with colleagues in Manatū Hauora, Te Aka Whai Ora, Te Whatu Ora and the wider public health system. You will be a respected public health physician with a strong commitment to influence the determinants of health, apply Te Tiriti o Waitangi across your work, and improve health outcomes for those most underserved including Māori, Pacific and disabled people.
Hybrid working available, and the role could be based in Wellington, Auckland or Christchurch or other base by mutual agreement.
Ko ngā pukenga ōu - What You'll Bring
- Significant public health clinical leadership experience, with proven skills in delivering through collaboration and influence
- Experience and credibility as a public health leader, strategic systems thinker and with ability to work in ambiguity, exercise good judgement and with political awareness
- An ability to work in complex environments, and with a wide range of diverse stakeholders that are internal and external to the Ministry
- An understanding and commitment to Te Tiriti o Waitangi obligations.
- An understanding of health determinants and health equity.
- Demonstrated experience in working effectively with Māori communities.
- A tertiary qualification in medicine with a current annual practising certificate and vocational registration as a specialist medical practitioner in public health medicine
He aha ta tatou kawe mai - What We Bring
Flexibility – We understand everyone is different and treat most roles as flexible
Inclusivity – Our Values help us to provide a diverse, inclusive and accessible workplace
Wellbeing – Our people can be themselves, are supported and able to perform well in their roles
Purpose – Our mahi is nationally significant and is improving the lives of New Zealanders
Ngā Uaratanga – Our values underpin how we work together and with the health and disability sector, public service colleagues and communities to achieve pae ora – healthy futures for all New Zealanders.
Manaakitanga –We show care, inclusion, respect, support, trust, and kindness to each other
Kaitiakitanga –We preserve and maintain an environment that enables our people to thrive
Whakapono –We have trust and faith in each other to do the right thing
Kōkiri ngātahi – We commit and work together collectively towards a common purpose
Me pēhea te tono - How to Apply
To view the position description and apply, please follow the online process at our Careers Website. If you have any questions, email our Recruitment Team. Applications close Friday, 9 June 2023.
We value diversity and inclusion and are committed to working in an inclusive and respectful way. We welcome applicants from all walks of life and appreciate the richness of experience that your point of difference could bring to us. Please let us know if there is any support we can provide to ensure the recruitment process is fully accessible to you.
Ngā taipitopito tūranga mahi | Job details
|Employer:||Ministry of Health|
|Position type:||Ongoing - Full Time|
|Attachment:||PD Chief Clinical Advisor ODPH.pdf (PDF, 167KB)
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