Senior Advisor, HealthCERT

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    1 month ago
  • Category:
    Govt Jobs
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  • Category: Policy and Advisory
  • Location: Wellington
  • Date Advertised: 21-FEB-20
  • Job Reference: MOH/1433236
  • Job Title: Senior Advisor, HealthCERT
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  • Summary:
  • Part time opportunity – 0.6FTE (approx 23 hours per week)
  • Are you a motivated individual with excellent relationship management skills?
  • Are you passionate about promoting safe and quality health and disability services?
  • Wellington location


If you’re looking for a great position with flexibility around hours, then this could be a fantastic opportunity for you. The hours aren’t fixed so we’re open to discussing a working arrangement that works best for both of us.


We’re looking for someone to provide timely and appropriate advice and support to Quality Assurance and Safety, HealthCERT, DHBs and Designated Auditing Agencies in regard to the Health and Disability Services Standards 2008, and the auditing and certification of hospitals, rest homes, residential disability care facilities and fertility providers.


As part of our HealthCERT team, this role sits within our Health System Improvement and Innovation directorate which supports and promotes innovation and continuous system improvement through quality commissioning and policy, effective regulation and evidence-based decision making.


As a Senior Advisor in HealthCERT, you will have a key role in liaising with providers and funders of health services for our population.  You will make recommendations for the certification of healthcare services, investigate complaints and respond to information requests received from the public.  You will also provide information for the Ministry to contribute to strategic planning.


To be successful, you will:

  • be a health professional with current APC and recent clinical experience, ideally in DHB
  • have recent experience working with the Health and Disability Services Standards
  • have an excellent understanding of the relevant legislation guiding our work
  • demonstrate strong analytical skills including the analysis of data on service quality and delivery
  • have sound judgement and problem solving abilities
  • be an excellent communicator with the ability to relate to a wide range of people
  • have previous experience working strategically and applying critical thinking, as well as sound judgement, in the development of options and provision of advice.


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. 


We have embarked on a transformational change programme which is creating some exciting career opportunities.  If you would like to contribute to the important work that we do, please join us.


You will find a copy of the Position Description attached or online at For further information, contact  

Please click Apply for this Job to upload your CV and cover letter.

Advertising for this role closes on Sunday, 8 March 2020.


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