Allied Health Consultant

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    Govt NZ Jobs
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    2 weeks ago
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  • Job Type: Fixed Term Contract
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  • Location: Canterbury
  • Date Advertised: 29-SEP-20
  • Job Reference: NZ/PC1007742
  • Job Title: Allied Health Consultant
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  • Summary:
  • Fixed-term, full-time opportunity (1.0FTE) covering parental leave within our Specialist Mental Health Service
  • A pivotal role in clinical and strategic leadership supporting our Allied Health and Specialist Mental Health strategic agenda
  • Allied Health qualification and current Annual Practising Certificate is essential
  • Relevant post graduate qualification at Masters level or working towards same

Our Purpose: Why we do it

When you work with the Canterbury District Health Board, you’re part of something very special. We plan, fund and deliver health services to the almost 600,000 people that live in the Canterbury region. Our primary goal is to put people at the heart of everything we do.

The Team: What we do

Our Specialist Mental Health Services at the Canterbury DHB have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Allied Health Professional to advance their career and move into a senior leadership role as an Allied Health Consultant. This is a pivotal role in clinical and strategic leadership which will see you at the forefront of our service transformation, helping reshape the way we operate through leading and developing Allied Health Services that will sustain us well into the future.

This is a full-time, fixed-term opportunity covering a parental leave period from approximately December 2020 – November 2021 for applicants with an Allied Health qualification and current Annual Practicing Certificate, as well as a relevant post graduate qualification at Masters Level (or working towards this).

We’re seeking an experienced leader who is innovative, outcome focused, has a deep commitment to work in collaboration across disciplines and is driven to achieve professional and operational excellence!

The Role: Where you fit in

As an Allied Health Consultant you will work in partnership with the Clinical Director, Nurse Consultant and the Service Manager/Nurse Director of the allocated service to facilitate the ongoing development of mental health best practice, promote inter-disciplinary models of care and lead service improvements that deliver improved outcomes for consumers and their families/whānau.

Reporting to the Director of Allied Health you will be part of the Allied Health Directorate, also working closely with the Allied Health Clinical Leaders and Allied Health Educator. The roles are firmly focused on leadership within the services, however you will also have strong clinical experience within your area of practice. You will be based at Hillmorton Hospital but working with our regional Mental Health Services and across the Canterbury Health system.

Your key responsibilities will include:

  • Providing leadership for a dynamic team of Allied Health Clinicians within your service area, shining a light on Allied Health professions ensuring their centrality in the planning and delivery of services
  • Supporting the integration of research evidence into practice and the implementation of contemporary models of care
  • To develop, maintain and evaluate organisational systems to facilitate delivery of safe, quality care
  • To provide clinical expertise at an advanced practice level within a specialist clinical area, SMHS

Your skills will include:

  • Experience in a senior leadership role
  • Ability to articulate a compelling vision for all Allied Health disciplines
  • Advanced level of knowledge and clinical experience in a specialist field within Mental Health sector
  • Experience in leading improvement in service delivery and or practice development
  • Strong professional networks and relationship skills
  • Champions the values of the Canterbury DHB and acts ethically and with integrity
  • Allied Health qualification and current Annual Practising Certificate is essential
  • Relevant post graduate qualification at Masters level or working towards same

Our Culture: What matters to us

Ko ngā tāngata, te mātua mahi Putting people at the heart of all we do 

Health is ultimately all about people. What’s important around here is the way we care for and respect others, the responsibility taken for delivering outcomes, and going about our work with integrity.

Belonging Here: Becoming part of our story

Being part of the Canterbury District Health Board, you will enjoy a fantastic benefits scheme, the opportunity for flexible working arrangements and ongoing focus on your career development.

The Canterbury DHB believes that diversity and inclusion is key to ensure we deliver the best care for our diverse population. The Canterbury DHB is an inclusive and equal opportunity employer that welcomes and respects everyone.

If this role has sparked your interest but does not match your skills then please visit our careers website and have a look at our roles that better suit your expertise.

If you are interested in this role please apply directly on our career site here. Please note only applications submitted via our career site will be accepted.

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