Manager, Primary Care

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    3 hours ago
  • Category:
    Govt Jobs
  • Job Type:
  • Category: Management
  • Location: Wellington
  • Date Advertised: 13-MAR-20
  • Job Reference: MOH/1455980
  • Job Title: Manager, Primary Care
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  • Summary:
  • Be a key advisor to the Minister of Health
  • Lead and manage a range of primary health care programmes
  • Collaborate with primary care and cross-Ministry teams, DHBs & stakeholders


This is an exciting opportunity to play a lead role in driving the development of primary health care services in New Zealand.
The Primary Care team sits within the Ministry’s Health System Improvement and Innovation Directorate. The Directorate’s function is to support and promote innovation and continuous system improvement through quality commissioning and policy, effective regulation and evidence-based decision making.


The Primary Care team play an important role in what is a government and Ministry priority, as the Manager Primary Care you will be responsible for providing thought leadership in the area of primary care and in identifying and resolving cross-sector issues. You will lead, support and grow the Primary Care team members as well as ensuring the team produce high quality advice to provide to the Minister of Health. You be required to collaborate with primary care and cross-Ministry teams, district health boards (DHBs) and stakeholders whilst facilitating relationships across the sector to drive collaboration. You will manage a range of primary health care programmes, provide leadership for projects and oversee the provision of primary care related advice and reporting as it relates to the key accountability documents.


To be successful in this position you will need to demonstrate strong people leadership skills, influencing skills and have experience in leading a team that successfully delivers on a comprehensive and diverse work programme. An excellent understanding of the machinery of government, finances and key policies is also required. You will be a strategic thinker who can prioritise and adapt as well as being able to successfully deliver workplans, you will also have strong relationship building skills and proven experience in analysing and interpreting data. A tertiary qualification relating to the health and social services is required.


If you believe that a strong, integrated primary health care system that makes the best use of the expertise of all members of the healthcare team is key to improving health outcomes for New Zealanders – then we’d like to hear from you.


The Ministry of Health is the kaitiaki of the health and disability system in New Zealand. We are responsible for providing active stewardship and leadership across the nations health and disability system. We ensure the system provides people with the highest levels of care, regardless of who they are or where they live.


You will find a copy of the Position Description attached or online at

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Advertising for this role closes at midnight on Sunday, 29 March.


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