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Kia hiwa ra! Kia hiwa!

Mō mātou | About us

The Health System in Aotearoa is undergoing transformation, aligning with the Pae Ora/Healthy Futures vision. As part of the Te Waipounamu Regional Team, we are seeking a passionate and experienced Public Health Specialist to contribute to this journey. Our goal is to create a healthcare system where people live longer in good health, experience an improved quality of life, and benefit from equitable services.

Te Waipounamu Regional Team: You will be a valuable member of the Te Waipounamu National Public Health Service, reporting to the Manager of People and Operations. This role offers a unique opportunity to work towards achieving five key system shifts, emphasizing Te Tiriti principles and obligations.

Te Mauri o Rongo - The New Zealand Health Charter: Our commitment to Te Mauri o Rongo underscores the values and behaviors expected in the health sector. The four Pou guide our cultural transformation, ensuring a holistic approach to... health and well-being.
• Wairuatanga:
• Ability to work with heart/spirituality.
• Fulfilled work-life balance.
• Rangatiratanga:
• Leadership at all levels in service of others.
• Growth and accountability in contributing to Pae Ora.
• Whanaungatanga:
• A united team, working together for a common purpose.
• Looking out for each other's well-being.
• Te Korowai Manaaki:
• Embracing and protecting the workforce.
• Upholding values and behaviours in the workplace.

Mō te tūnga | About the role

Provide quality review of external communication, oversee development of plans with clear objectives and performance measures, offer professional guidance and support to staff, and monitor health status and external environment impact on the portfolio

As a key member of the Te Waipounamu National Public Health Service, your responsibilities include but are not limited to:
• Quality assurance and best practice oversight
• Strategic relationships
• Leadership
• Operational performance
• Portfolio expertise
• Planning

Qualifications, Experience, Knowledge, Skills: Essential:
• Expert knowledge in health promotion and ‘hands on experience’ in the area
• Ideally, expert knowledge and ‘hands on experience’ in mental health promotion or at least a willingness to grow into leadership in this area

Belonging Here

Being part of the Te Whatu Ora, Health New Zealand, our people enjoy access to, flexible working arrangements and a genuine and ongoing focus on career development.

Te Whatu Ora, Health New Zealand believes that diversity and inclusion is key to ensure we deliver the best care for our diverse population. As an organisation we are inclusive and equal opportunity employer that welcomes and respects everyone.

Tono ināianei | Apply now

If you are a dedicated professional committed to transforming healthcare in Aotearoa, please submit your application, including a cover letter and CV. Applications will be reviewed as they are received and interviews will be arranged as appropriate.

This Position Description/Statement of Accountability is a guide and may be subject to change in consultation with the job holder.
• Demonstrated experience/working knowledge in psychosocial wellbeing
• Experience liaising with the media, particularly on behalf of an organisation
• Knowledge to support quality oversight, including in areas of:
• Communications
• Evaluation
• Staff development (e.g., coaching, and mentoring staff, with a specialist emphasis on health promotion practice)

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