Public Health Medicine Specialist (fixed term) Tairawhiti Te Manawa Taki - NPHS at Te Whatu Ora - Health New Zealand Tairāwhiti, Gisborne
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 leadership 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 6 month fixed-term opportunity available to join our regional team as Public Health Medicine Specialist (fixed term). This is a senior role based in Tairawhiti in the Te Manawa Taki Regional Strategy and Operatons Team in the National Public Health Service (NPHS).
The primary purpose of the Public Health Medicine Specialist role is to:
Lead relationships with local partners including but not limited to Iwi, local council, regional council, community organisations, NEMA and ports.
Provide professional leadership in specific public health topics and functional areas across Te Manawa Taki Regional Public Health Service.
Work in partnership with colleagues in Te Manawa Taki Regional Public Health Service to share responsibility for the professional quality of public health work.
Undertake the statutory duties and responsibilities of a designated Medical Officer of Health.
Provide public health medicine advice and guidance around the delivery of a cohesive, effective, and equitable health system to ensure better health outcomes for the population
Participate in an on-call roster.
The appointee will undertake their specialist/public health responsibilities and conduct themselves in all matters relating to their employment in accordance with best practice and the relevant ethical and professional standards and guidelines as determined by:
Relevant College or Faculty of Public Health Medicine
Health and Disability Commissioner
Te Whatu Ora policies and procedures except to the extent they may be inconsistent with any other provision of the Multi-Employer Collective Agreement (MECA).
This Public Health Medicine Specialist role is for a fixed term period of 6-months.
Mōu | About you
You will have an understanding of the significance of and obligations under Te Tiriti o Waitangi, including how to apply Te Tiriti principles in a meaningful way in your role. Establish and maintain positive working relationships with people at all levels and maximise the quality and contributions of individuals and teams to achieve the organisation’s vision, purpose and goals. Demonstrate a strong drive to deliver and take personal responsibility, with self-awareness of your impact on people and have desire invest in your own leadership practice to continuously grow and improve. You will ddemonstrate the highest standards of personal, professional and institutional behaviour through commitment, loyalty and integrity.
Ngā pūkenga me ngā wheako | Skills and experience
Vocational registration in public health medicine.
Already designated or able to be designated as a Medical Officer of Health
Experience in implementing Te Tiriti o Waitangi in action.
Proven knowledge of equity models and practice in professional field.
Understanding of the New Zealand health sector.
Current Annual Practising Certificate or eligible for one.
Experience advising and working with Kaupapa Māori Health and Social Services.
Experience working with Pacific Health and Social Services.
Leadership experience in a public health organisation.
Recent public health service experience including cross sector working
Current driver’s licence.
Te Reo competence or a willingness to learn Te Reo Māori.
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 Colm Farragher email@example.com
Ngā taipitopito tūranga mahi | Job details
|Te Whatu Ora - Health New Zealand Tairāwhiti
|Contract/Temp Full time
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