Equity Lead - Medicine and OPR at Waikato District Health Board (Hamilton), Waikato
Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role
Where you’ll be working: Medicine and Older Persons, Rehabilitation department, Waikato Hospital
The details: Fixed term (until 28 March 2023), 80 hours per fortnight (1.0 FTE)
About the role:
Medicine and Older Persons, Rehabilitation is looking for an experienced person to take on the role of Equity Lead. This position is key in providing clinical advice, leadership and operational support to the development and delivery of identified equity projects across the directorate.
Waikato DHB serves the largest Māori population and third largest Pacific people’s population in the country. The purpose of this role is to support the incubation of equity projects designed to radically improve Māori and Pacific health and to disrupt system wide inequities in the Waikato DHB. This programme of work will embrace Mātauranga Māori and Te Ao Māori in order to be effective for our Māori communities and fulfil our Te Tiriti obligations.
Reporting to the Operations Director of Medicine and Older Persons, Rehabilitation, your role is to contribute to the development and delivery of an equity plan for the directorate and to provide operational support to the service and identified equity projects for key service areas of the Waikato DHB. This includes support to the Transition to Home Project and to the programme of work across Medicine and Older Persons, Rehabilitation.
A key component of the role is to advise, implement and monitor clinical safety processes and policies within the equity projects and ensure that project activity encompasses Te Ao Māori, Matauranga Māori and Te Tiriti o Waitangi.
This is an opportunity to build and maintain stakeholder relationships at all levels commensurate with the delivery of the various projects and to support cultural competency development of employees throughout the service.
In order to succeed in this role you will need to:
• Be an experienced registered health Professional.
• Demonstrate an ability to achieve results in improving programme participation.
• Demonstrate ability to develop and apply analytics, data science and data modelling to provide equity focused business insights to quality improvement initiatives.
• Have experience in the use of business intelligence to drive positive change.
• Demonstrate an ability to affect change and use change management and/or quality improvement methodology.
• Have experience in developing and implementing service improvement plans.
• Provide an equity lens to all advice and decisions within the programme.
• Have a passion for improving equitable outcomes.
• Have a positive, can do attitude and an openness to explore new ways of working.
• Communicate in Te Reo Maaori.
• Able to draw from and utilise Te Ao Maaori, matauranga Maaori to promote improved health outcomes, best practice and quality care.
• Develop and maintain strong and effective relationships with external and DHB providers, The Equity office (Hospital & Community Services Equity Directorate), Te Puna Oranga, Operational Equity Alliance, primary care, community groups, and the Consumer Council.
• Ensure a high level of communication is maintained to ensure timely and accurate flow of information.
• Work closely with the Equity Office, Clinical Equity Governance Group and Research projects to ensure active and ongoing engagement with the various projects, teams and stakeholders.
• Facilitates a person and whānau centred approach to project design and delivery.
The Waikato District Health Board Health & Safety has a policy that includes ensuring that you comply with the Health Order announced 11 October 2021 and with the Waikato DHB’s Vaccine Preventable Diseases for Employees policy. The policy prescribes the required vaccinations including COVID19 for all employees of Waikato DHB. COVID-19 vaccinations are mandatory before you commence employment.
The Waikato District Health Board (DHB) is one of the largest of 20 DHBs in New Zealand.
We plan, fund and provide health and disability support services to a population of more than 400,000. We run five hospitals across the district – a tertiary hospital in Hamilton, a secondary hospital in Thames, and three rural hospitals in Te Kuiti, Taumarunui, and Tokoroa.
Waikato Hospital in Hamilton is one of New Zealand’s largest tertiary, teaching hospitals with over 600 inpatient beds and 22 operating theatres. Clinical specialities include Women’s and Children Services, Cardiology / Cardiothoracic Surgery, Oncology and Haematology, Surgical services, and Mental Health and Addiction. Waikato Hospital is the Midland regional referral centre for multiple specialties including trauma surgery, oncology, and neurology.
We are a values based and inclusive organisation that is committed to deliver the best health outcomes for our total population. To do this we are working hard to develop a robust and capable workforce that reflects the population we serve. We strongly encourage applicants from all backgrounds with the necessary capability and who share our values to apply and would greatly value seeing more applicants from our Māori communities.
Please apply directly online, and click here to review the position description. Applications are not able to be accepted via email. For any queries about the role, please contact Bryleigh Gordon in the Recruitment Team: Bryleigh.Gordon@waikatodhb.health.nz
Application closing date: 31 May 2022
Theme “People at Heart” – Te iwi Ngakaunui
• Give and earn respect - Whakamana
• Listen to me; talk to me – Whakarongo
• Fair play – Mauri Pai
• Growing the good – Whakapakari
• Stronger together – Kotahitanga
Ngā taipitopito tūranga mahi | Job details
|Employer:||Waikato District Health Board (Hamilton)|
|Position type:||Contract/Temp Full time|
|Attachment:||No File Attached|
Note: You may be redirected to the employer's careers website.