Clinical Director - Protection - NPHS at Te Whatu Ora, Wellington
Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role
- On offer is the opportunity to make a positive impact in an organisation that makes a difference to people's lives
- Contribute to transforming the future of health in this Clinical Director Protection role
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 a permanent, full-time opportunity available to join our Health Protection team as a Clinical Director Protection. This role is critical in enabling the delivery of the NPHS strategic agenda for Pae Ora (Healthy Futures).
Mōu | About you
The Clinical Director Protection will play a vital leadership role within the New Zealand National Health Service (NPHS). As a senior doctor, the role is responsible for overseeing and improving quality of care and service delivery relating to protection of children and vulnerable adults.
The core focuses of the role include safeguarding and promoting the welfare of at-risk populations, developing, and implementing policies and procedures regarding protection, and ensuring compliance with relevant legislation. The Clinical Director Protection collaborates closely with social workers, community organisations and other healthcare professionals to identify, report, and manage cases of concern.
They provide guidance and supervision for junior medical staff on protection issues and may participate in serious case reviews following adverse events. Through their leadership, the Clinical Director Protection ensures the NPHS delivers consistently high standards of care to protect society's most vulnerable.
Ngā pūkenga me ngā wheako | Skills and experience
- Significant experience in a senior level position with a wide span of control and leading leaders, including solid experience in coaching, mentoring, and managing teams
- Extensive specialised experience normally gained through professional qualifications and significant post graduate experience
- Extensive business and people management experience for managing a significant division of the organisation
- Previous public sector and health sector experience
- Demonstrated ability to work in complex organisations and with diverse stakeholders
- Significant experience delivering on programmes of work in a complex environment
- Significant experience developing, implementing, and integrating strategic plans and change
- Experience in leading change and service and quality improvement initiative
- Experience in applying critical thinking, using sound judgment to develop options and knowledge of the machinery of government and policy development
- Experience in developing professional frameworks and governance systems Proven supervision, mentoring, coaching, and teaching skills
- Demonstrable understanding of kawa and tikanga and a commitment to Te Tiriti o Waitangi & experience working in partnership with iwi & Māori communities
- Demonstrable understanding & experience working in partnership with Pacific communities
- Experience leading leaders and other senior staff, including building capability, innovation and lifting performance of a team/unit.
- Experience developing and implementing effective group/team strategies and work plans that deliver on organisational objectives.
- Successful experience creating a team culture in which people proactively try new approaches, learn, and develop and find ways to continuously improve in their area of expertise.
- Senior leadership level experience and responsibility for managing organisational risk and compliance.
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.
Tō mātou whakahaere ki te tika, te rerekētanga, me te whai wāhi mai |Our commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion
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.
At Te Whatu Ora we acknowledge and respect our people's diversity and spiritual needs, ensuring a safe workplace that is a whānau orientated and supportive environment. 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 tūranga i roto i Te Whatu Ora | Your place in Te Whatu Ora
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. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
This role is being advertised in parallel with a an internal EOI process.
Ngā taipitopito tūranga mahi | Job details
|Employer:||Te Whatu Ora|
|Position type:||Permanent Full time|
|Attachment:||Position Profile Clinical Director - Health Protection FINAL.pdf (PDF, 295KB)
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