Principal Adviser Health

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    7 hours ago
  • Category:
    Govt Jobs
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  • Category: Health and Nursing
  • Location: Wellington (Te Whanga-nui-a-Tara)
  • Date Advertised: 20-MAR-20
  • Job Reference: APA/1457050
  • Job Title: Principal Adviser Health
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‘Kotahi anō te kaupapa, ko te oranga o te iwi’  –  ‘There is only one purpose to our work:  the wellness and wellbeing of our people.

Health Services at Ara Poutama Aotearoa lead the delivery of patient-focused primary health care services to people within prisons across the country.

As a Principal Adviser joining the Group, you will provide professional clinical advice and subject matter expertise to support the Deputy Chief Executive (DCE) Health in designing and delivering an integrated, culturally-informed, health structure across our organisation. Specifically, you’ll be a lead advisor in the development of contemporary, evidence-based and collaborative health services which are supported by Kaupapa Māori frameworks, polices and processes unique to the environment within which they’ll be delivered.  Naturally curious, you keep abreast of best practice both within NZ and internationally and will support a focus on fit for purpose service design through continuous review and the implementation of a quality assurance program and tools.

The positive way in which you build professional relationships with stakeholders both internally and across the industry is important in this role.  You’ll be afforded opportunities to provide subject matter expertise and input into interagency strategy and policy development, overall shaping and influencing the wider Government’s health policy priorities.  

Ngā pūkenga me ngā wheako | Skills and experience

To be successful for this role we are eager to hear from registered health practitioners who can demonstrate the following:

  • Strategic leadership capability with relevant health experience ideally gained within or across the Ara Poutama context;
  • Experience with service development including driving quality improvement and assurance processes;
  • Highly effective stakeholder engagement, relationship management and influencing skills – developed across the health / justice sector;
  • Advanced communication skills – proven ability to communicate complex concepts to a range of stakeholders;
  • Strong cultural competence and a commitment to our practice values of Rangatira, Wairua, Whānau, Kaitiaki and Manaaki.

Further info

The salary range for this role is $110,091 to $155,423. Appointments are made based on skills and experience relevant to the role.

To apply, submit your CV and a tailored cover letter describing your motivation for applying and highlight your relevant skills, experience and personal qualities that are suitable for the role. 

Applications close 5pm on Sunday 5 April.

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** Notice about COVID-19 **

We are part of the group of essential organisations that provide the necessities of life for everyone in New Zealand. During times of increased COVID-19 alert, our recruitment and onboarding processes will continue however will be changed to include increased health measures. We will work with candidates throughout the process to ensure safety and help stop the spread.