Manager - Dietetics and Speech Language Therapy at Te Whatu Ora - Health New Zealand Waikato, Waikato
Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role
Where you’ll be working: Waikato Hospital
The details: 1.0 FTE (40 hours per week), fixed term until mid-April 2024
Would you like to lead a dynamic team serving our patients and whānau across Te Whatu Ora Waikato?
Te whiwhinga mahi | The Opportunity
Allied Health is seeking an experienced leader for the position of Manager Dietetics and Speech Language Therapy within the Allied Health service at Te Whatu Ora Waikato. The position manages dietitians and speech language therapists based at Waikato Hospital, rural hospitals and community bases. The staff provide services to patients on inpatient wards, in outpatient clinics and in the community across the Waikato district.
This role requires the applicant to provide proactive and efficient day to day operation of this service for the allied health division. The manager is key to the day to day success, covering everything from recruitment to preparing business cases, managing complex operational interaction between services and ensuring the day to day deployment of resources supports optimal patient care.
The responsibilities of the role include to:
• Lead a diverse team of health professionals to achieve our organisational strategic goals
• Provide managerial oversight of the team, including people management, budgeting, reporting, and risk management
• Collaborate with other professions, departments, organisations, and sectors to improve our services and provide the best possible care for patients and their whānau.
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Mō tātou Ratonga | About our Service
The Allied Health service includes dietitians, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, psychologists, social workers, speech language therapists, audiologists, newborn hearing screeners and allied health assistants located throughout the Waikato district. The staff work within a range of health service teams across the Waikato district including hospital and community settings.
Mōu | About you
The successful candidate will need to have:
• A passion for wellbeing and experience working in the health sector
• Strong leadership and management skills, ideally with management experience covering multiple clinical and service areas
• Robust skills in human resources, financial management, service quality risk and operational management
• Expertise in building relationships, especially with senior health professionals
• A post graduate qualification in management or a health discipline is strongly preferred
• A current New Zealand driver’s licence is required
Clinical experience is not essential.
Ko wai mātou | Our Organisation
Te iwi Ngakaunui – People at Heart
• Whakamana – Give and earn respect
• Whakaronga – Listen to me; Talk to me
• Mauri Pai – Fair play
• Whakapakari – Growing the good
• Kotahitanga – Stronger together
It is not very often something happens that is big; like, really big. Big to the point that it will touch the lives of every single person in the country. That is what we are talking about here. The provision of Health in Aotearoa New Zealand, and how its run is about to change in a big way.
Te Whatu Ora - Health New Zealand and Te Aka Whai Ora - Māori Health Authority will together shape the delivery of Health services in Aotearoa New Zealand for generations to come, and will form the core of a modern and integrated service looking after the needs of all our Whānau.
We are dedicated to achieving health equity for Māori and other priority populations. We are a Crown entity and an active partner in Te Tiriti o Waitangi. Te Whatu Ora – Health New Zealand is guided by Te Tiriti o Waitangi and is committed to upholding the articles.
Here at Te Whatu Ora – Health New Zealand, Waikato we have a team of 8,000 working across the Waikato where everyone plays a vital role in the care of our patients – directly or non-directly. Our vision is Healthy People. Excellent Care.
We are a values-based and inclusive organisation that is committed to deliver the best health outcomes for our total population. Reflecting the population we serve is an important part of the care we deliver to the community. We strongly encourage applicants from all backgrounds with the necessary capability and who share our values to apply. We proactively develop pathways that maximise opportunity for Māori and encourage Māori to apply.
Me pēhea te tuku tono | How to apply
Please apply directly online, applications are not able to be accepted via email.
For any queries about the role please contact Elysia.Koretz@waikatodhb.health.nz
Closing date: 6 February 2023
A national Vaccination Policy which includes COVID19 is under development. In the interim, a Health and Safety Risk Assessment against the requirements of the role will apply to unvaccinated candidates and employees and appropriate risk mitigation (e.g. extra PPE, RAT testing) may be taken as a result. Please note that when a Vaccination Policy is introduced it will apply to this role and need to be supported.
Ngā taipitopito tūranga mahi | Job details
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