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Clinical Service Planning Advisor - SPP

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Expires in: EXPIRED
Posted by:Te Whatu Ora
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Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role

Join Health New Zealand - Te Whatu Ora at a key time of change where you will meaningfully contribute to our kaupapa of creating a more equitable, accessible, cohesive and people-centred health system. This is mahi that will improve the health and wellbeing of everyone in Aotearoa, and we've got an opportunity for you to be part of it.

Te whiwhinga mahi | The Opportunity

Join the Strategy, Planning and Purchasing Business Unit who design the future of Hospital & Specialist Services. We work to 1-, 3-, 5-, and 10-year horizons in service delivery and enablers, with a 20-year horizon for infrastructure.

Our core workstreams this year include:

  • Nationwide Clinical Service Planning with Clinical & Strategic Networks
  • Service Prioritisation & Investment Pipeline
  • Design Nationwide Strategic Change Programmes particularly in cancer and diagnostic services
  • Nationwide Strategic Production Planning
  • Strategic Budget & Funding System for Hospitals & Specialist Services
  • HSS Intelligence & Insights

The primary purpose of the Clinical Services Planning Advisor is to be responsible for supporting clinical service planning, working with the Clinical Networks and the wider Hospital and Specialist Services H&SS Leadership Team to ensure a nationwide approach.

The role is responsible for assessing current performance, variation in access to care, forecasts of requirements for care and providing valuable insights to support the efficient and effective planning of clinical services.

Mōu | About you

You're a highly skilled and and experienced in healthcare analysis and/or planning. You have excellent organisational skills, including the ability to think ahead, use initiative, establish priorities, and meet deadlines while maintaining high levels of accuracy and confidentiality. Strong written and oral communication skills are essential, enabling you to tailor complex messages to various audiences with clarity and credibility.

Ngā pūkenga me ngā wheako | Skills and experience

  • A relevant tertiary qualification, or equivalent experience
  • Relevant longer-term experience specific to the job and work demands, acquired over time.
  • Previous experience, within the health sector or another large organisational setting, in applying critical thinking, using sound judgment to develop options for consideration is preferrable.
  • Knowledge of the machinery of government, and policy development, is desirable

Ka kawea e koe | You will bring:

  • A commitment to being a good Te Tiriti partner in all your actions. This includes an understanding of the significance of and obligations under Te Tiriti o Waitangi, and the ability to apply Te Tiriti principles in a meaningful way in this role
  • Competency with te ao Māori, tikanga, and te reo Māori or a commitment to starting your journey and taking ownership of your learning and growth

Ko te mahi e tika ana mō te ao hurihuri nei |Work that suits today's ever -changing world

Health New Zealand - Te Whatu Ora supports flexible and hybrid working for our kaimahi. In roles that don't require an in-person element, we encourage you to ‘work from where you are.' We want our national teams to be made up of diverse people from across the motu, just like our health system.

Tō mātou whakahaere ki te tika, te rerekētanga, me te whai wāhi mai |Our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion

Our name, Health New Zealand - Te Whatu Ora, means ‘the weaving of wellness'. Whatu is the combining together of people, resources, organisations, thoughts and actions for the betterment and wellbeing of all. Whatu is also a direct reference to the pupil of the eye, and the vision required of the new entity and system.

At Health New Zealand - Te Whatu Ora we acknowledge and respect our people's diversity and spiritual needs, ensuring a safe workplace that is a whānau orientated and supportive environment. We are working towards a system that better meets the complex demands of a growing population, addresses the persistent inequalities experienced by Māori and ensures greater access, experience and outcomes for those traditionally not well served by the system – Māori, Pacific and Disabled People.

Tō tūranga i roto i Health New Zealand - Te Whatu Ora | Your place in Health New Zealand - Te Whatu Ora

When you join us, you become part of transforming the health system. This is a once in a life-time change,that will touch the lives of everyone in Aotearoa, and future generations. We want to see the real you in your application and welcome the real you on board if you come and work with us. Skills are gained across many areas of our life, not just in formal employment. If you can demonstrate the skills listed in the ad, but the experience was gained through whānau life, community or mahi aroha (volunteering) we encourage you to apply and share your story with us in your cover letter.

We particularly welcome applications from our diverse Māori, Pacific, disabled, and rainbow communities.

Me pēhea te tuku tono | How to apply

To view the position description and/or apply for the role (by submitting your cover letter and CV), please click “APPLY NOW.”  For tracking and reporting purposes, all applications must be submitted through our online career portal. If you have any questions about the role, please feel free to contact Anesha Pillay, Senior Recruitment Consultant via


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