Implementation Lead – Injury Prevention – Neonatal Encephalopathy

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    Govt NZ Jobs
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
  • Job type:
    Full-Time
  • Posted:
    2 months ago
  • Category:
    Government
  • Job Type: Ongoing – Full Time
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  • Location: Wellington – Wairarapa
  • Date Advertised: 02-FEB-21
  • Job Reference: NZ/1510393
  • Job Title: Implementation Lead – Injury Prevention – Neonatal Encephalopathy
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  • Summary:
  • Collaborate effectively with the health sector through a coordinated strategy
  • Design and implement high quality, effective, improvement programmes
  • Contribute to a national strategy for effective and efficient injury prevention
  • Fixed-term two years, Wellington

Reducing the incidence and severity of injuries is a strategic priority for ACC and one of the many ways we help to improve lives every day. ACC is increasing its investment in injury prevention and implementing an ambitious Injury Prevention Strategy.

As the Implementation Lead for the Neonatal Encephalopathy (NE) prevention programme, your significant experience of delivering a complex co-designed programme in the health sector will support you in successfully implementing a change programme for reducing preventable NE through improving treatment safety.

NE is a major cause of brain injury in new-born infants, often caused by oxygen deprivation at or around the time of birth. Children with severe NE have complex care needs that affect families for an entire lifetime.

You will work for the Injury Prevention Leader of the NE prevention programme, and with the Injury Prevention Partner, as part of an internal team, and a larger multidisciplinary team of external experts from across the health sector.

Your knowledge of the health sector will help you in your role which will involve extensive interactions with key health agencies and regulators, professional groups including obstetrics and midwifery, and all parts of the health sector involved in antenatal and perinatal care (including primary, secondary, and tertiary birthing services).

This is a unique opportunity to shape and influence the safety of perinatal treatment in New Zealand, and to contribute to improving the lives of vulnerable babies and to make a real difference.


What we are looking for from you to be successful in this role:

  • Proven practical experience at implementing programmes within the health sector, especially those with a focus on prevention or best clinical practice.
  • Good understanding of the health sector, health professions, and individual clinical groups Expert, culturally safe, project management skills for programmes that can be used to deliver treatment injury prevention to a high standard.
  • Proficient in all elements of project management, most importantly the ability to build strong relationships within ACC and with our external stakeholders
  • Strong communication skills, and the ability to think both analytically and strategically

Working at ACC

We know that a diverse and inclusive team helps us meet the needs of our customers, and we welcome applications from people of every ethnicity, national origin, gender orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, and/or status as an individual with a disability. It’s important to us that people bring their whole selves to work.

To support an inclusive workplace, we have:

  • Employee networks:
  • Pride@ACC
  • Ability@ACC
  • Women’s Network
  • Cross-Cultural Network
  • ACC’s Māori Strategy, Whāia te Tika
  • Development opportunities in te reo Māori me ngā tikanga
  • Advocates in the disability sector
  • Diversity and Inclusion approach
  • Support Māori by partnering with iwi and other Māori entities.

The salary range for this role is between $111,000 and $157,000, plus an additional 9% superannuation contribution.

To view the position description please click below. Applications will run through to Wednesday 10 February 2021, but please note that if an ideal candidate is found during this time we may move forward with pre-screening and interviewing. Applications will only be accepted when formally submitted through our ACC career website. If you encounter accessibility issues when submitting your application, or if you have any questions about the role please email nadine.o’donnell@acc.co.nz