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Chief Clinical Officer

Accident Compensation Corporation
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Wellington - Wellington
Wellington - Wairarapa
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Ongoing - Full Time
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Job Description

ACC's vision is to create a unique partnership with every New Zealander, improving their quality of life by minimising the incidence and impact of injury: Improving lives every day. As we shape the ACC future toward client centric, a new role has been created - Chief Clinical Officer. This strategic and senior appointment will play a pivotal role is providing clinical governance and frameworks, ensuring clinical insight are gathered to inform clinical work programmes, and the design and engagement with partners, providers are strengthened through collaboration and alignment.

You will be responsible for leading and managing the Clinical Governance, Quality and Partnership function to provide effective and efficient support to other areas of ACC to achieve successful outcomes for clients, providers and New Zealand. As a well recognised and proven Clinical and/or Medical professional, you will bring strong leadership both internally (across the business) and externally to providers and other Health partners to ensure ACC Clinicians, and those with a clinical element to their roles are kept informed with the latest clinical and technological developments from both domestically and abroad to develop and drive continuous improvement.

You will bring the following skills and experience to the role:

  • Demonstration of strong collaborative focus on mutually beneficial partnerships (both internally and externally) to progress outcomes for New Zealand
  • Relevant clinical qualification (registered healthcare professional) and extensive experience in one or more clinical fields
  • Vocationally-registered medical health professional if from a medical background
  • Significant professional standing and credibility in the New Zealand clinical community
  • Proven experience in leading through change and embedding positive culture change
  • Sound knowledge and understanding of rehabilitation, injury prevention and primary, secondary and tertiary health care practices and issues
  • Business experience at a senior level encompassing significant operational management, financial management, reporting, business analysis, performance improvement and delegation.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and implement sound strategic plans, that balance the interests of customers and stakeholders
  • Highly effective influencing and negotiation skills.
  • Excellent leadership skills, with the ability to engage people at all levels
  • Proven experience in leading through change and embedding positive culture change

At ACC, we recognise that diversity, inclusion and accessibility is important to our business. We embrace the unique perspective and capabilities of our current and future employees, which will help us continue to drive innovation and achieve our business goals. Our culture enables us to create an environment of involvement, respect and connection with the communities where we work - benefitting individual employees and all our clients across New Zealand.

Applications will run through to Thursday, 1 November 2018 but please note that if an ideal candidate is found during this time we will move forward with screening and interviewing sooner.

Applications will only be accepted when formally submitted through our ACC Career Website. Please view the position description at our website or reach out to Claire McGrory, Head of Talent Acquisition on


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