Project Manager, Primary Care

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    Govt NZ Jobs
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    negotiable / month
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    1 month ago
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    Govt Jobs
  • Job Type: Fixed Term Contract
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  • Location: Wellington – Wairarapa
  • Date Advertised: 04-FEB-20
  • Job Reference: NZ/WA0WKR
  • Job Title: Project Manager, Primary Care
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(Full-time, fixed-term parental leave cover)


Ngākau tuwhera – Open

Te tāpiri uara – Adding value

Whakahohe – Energising

Mō te iwi – It’s about people

Kotahitanga – Together

An exciting opportunity in a dynamic Crown entity awaits the right candidate for a fixed-term appointment. The Health Quality and Safety Commission’s focus is to improve the quality and safety of health services for all New Zealanders.

The ideal person will have proven experience as a primary care sector facing project and partnership manager, with experience and knowledge of the primary health care sector in New Zealand. Our work in primary care is to support sector-led initiatives to develop improvement capability and improve health outcomes and individuals’ experience of care.

You will have exceptional communication and interpersonal skills and ideally experience of working at a national level. You will be comfortable engaging across all levels of the health sector and with diverse stakeholders. Knowledge of improvement science and clinical experience would be an advantage.

As an experienced Project Manager, you will be adept at managing and overseeing multiple projects, through sector facing partnerships. We are looking to build and sustain quality improvement capability across primary care with a priority on equity, consumer engagement and integration.

You will take ownership of your work and have a proven track record in managing programmes and projects that deliver results on time and within budget, focused on improving patient safety, healthcare delivery, and health outcomes for Māori. This aligns with our work approach, driven by the imperative to reduce health and social disparities experienced by Māori. You will be comfortable working in a changing environment and ensure that project management systems and processes are in place to successfully deliver our work.

This is a fixed-term appointment to cover a parental leave absence from March/April 2020 to February 2021. This is your opportunity to join a dedicated team where the best care of people is central to the work we do. If you meet the above criteria and have a relevant tertiary qualification, apply now. You will work with a great team and will get all the support required to succeed in this role.

We welcome applications from people with a proven track record of engaging effectively with Māori communities. A knowledge of te reo me ona tikanga would be highly regarded.

The Commission celebrates inclusion and diversity in all areas of culture and is proud to achieve The Rainbow Tick Certification.

If you wish to discuss this role further, please contact Lisa Clyde on 021 2488 190.

The position description and the application form for the role may be downloaded from our website:

Applications close at 5.00pm on Friday, 21 February 2020.

Useful link

An example of the Commission’s primary care quality improvement work programme can be found here:

The Health Quality and Safety Commission is a stand-alone Crown entity with a Board responsible to the Minister of Health. The Commission is responsible for assisting providers across the whole health and disability sector, both private and public, to improve service safety and quality and therefore outcomes for all those who use these services in New Zealand.