Health Centre Manager

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    3 weeks ago
  • Category:
    Govt Jobs
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  • Category: Health and Nursing
  • Location: Manawatu-Whanganui
  • Date Advertised: 02-MAR-20
  • Job Reference: APA/1451948
  • Job Title: Health Centre Manager
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Health Centre Manager – Whanganui/Taranaki Prison

  • Passion for empowering others – pass on your knowledge and make a difference
  • Unique Leadership and practice opportunity
  • Taking your nursing skills to a leadership level


Our people care about our communities and want to make New Zealand a safer place to be. 

We do this by helping people lead crime-free lives, which means fewer victims and safer communities.  It is about creating safer environments for everyone by placing wellbeing at the heart of everything we do.

Our kaupapa Maori approach delivers great results for the people in our care, and we are continuing to grow in everything we do by applying the Hokai Rangi strategy.

We are looking for a motivated leader to manage our health centre team of 16 clinical and one non-clinical staff at Whanganui Prison. This is a key leadership role on site; it is complex, challenging and very rewarding!

Reporting to the Prison Director, you will hold the financial and human resource delegations for your site and be both operationally focused and driven to engage and enhance your team as a leader.  The team will deal with a broad range of health issues, respond to emergencies and undertake health education for this high health needs population.

Working collaboratively with Doctors, Allied Health professionals, external agencies and other Corrections staff you will promote a philosophy of care within the prison which ensures the delivery of quality health services to people in our care – the ability to form new relationships is vital in this role.

This role will require you to demonstrate your business acumen within a health care setting and you will need to be agile working in a complex and challenging environment

 To be successful in this role you will:

  • Be a NZ Registered Nurse with a current Annual Practicing Certificate and post-graduate clinical experience in a range of settings
  • Have well developed leadership and operational management skills
  • Demonstrated business acumen within a health care setting
  • Thrive on working in a complex and challenging environment
  • Constantly demonstrate our values within your work: Wairua, Whanau, Manaaki, Kaitiaki and Rangatira.


 So, if you are after a challenge and an opportunity to use your skills and experience to truly make a difference, then apply today!  The salary band for ths role is $110,091 – $129,519.

About us

Ara Poutama Aotearoa is a name that has been gifted to us by Iwi and conveys the responsibility we have to support and guide those in our care to reach their potential.  Our strategy, Hōkai Rangi (, provides a clear direction of travel – one that builds on the good things that are already happening, and, most importantly, how we can innovate to find new ways of doing things to achieve better outcomes for Māori, whānau and communities. 

It is an exciting time and we continue to seek out talented individuals who are committed to an inclusive, vibrant workplace. We recognise and celebrate the uniqueness of individuals, and that of the collective talent in our whānau.

For reporting and transparency, it is important that all applications are submitted through our careers site.  If you want to find out more about a career with us, visit or email our team at