Regional Chief Health Protection Officer - Northern Region - NPHS

Full time
Expires in: 12 days
Posted by:Te Whatu Ora

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Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role

  • On offer is the opportunity to make a positive impact in an organisation that makes a difference to people's lives
  • Contribute to transforming the future of health in this leadership role

Join 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 well-being of everyone in Aotearoa, and we've got an opportunity for you to be part of it.

Te whiwhinga mahi | The Opportunity

The National Public Health Service (NPHS) within Te Whatu Ora, work towards Pae Ora (healthy futures) for all by engaging with the wider determinants that impact people's health, focusing on oranga/wellbeing, prevention, protection, and population-level intervention. We are connected across boundaries to deliver public health services that are nationally planned, regionally delivered and locally tailored.

We have a permanent, full-time opportunity available to join our regional team as Regional Chief Health Protection Officer. 

This is a senior leadership role in the Regional National Public Health Service (NPHS) and member of the Regional Leadership Group (RLG) and the Regional Clinical and Professional Leadership Team. The primary purpose of the role is to provide leadership and advice with responsibility for supporting the delivery of safe and effective Regional public health services. Provide organisation - wide assurance, leadership, and clinical governance for the clinical teams within the Regional public health service.

As the transition to the new system is currently underway, organisational design and implementation work will be on-going. This role drives the implementation of the health protection operating model for NPHS and the region and leads the wider team through the associated change processes.

Mōu | About you

You are an experienced leader with proven experience in leading change, and service and quality improvement initiatives. You have demonstrable understanding & experience working in partnership with Pacific communities.

Ngā pūkenga me ngā wheako | Skills and experience

  • Recognised health protection qualification (a Diploma or Masters in Public Health is desired)
  • 3+ years' experience in senior health protection officer leadership roles with 10 years demonstrated health protection experience
  • Significant experience in a senior level position including solid experience in coaching, mentoring, and managing teams
  • Able to apply critical thinking, using sound judgment to develop options and
  • Knowledge of the machinery of government, and policy development preferred
  • Demonstrated understanding of organisational risk and compliance, legal and regulatory requirements regarding relevant regulations and standards in New Zealand
  • Able to monitor and analyse performance to ensure the quality of work, identify areas of improvement, problem solve
  • Demonstrated mature communication and interpersonal skills, including the ability to write and present in a clear, persuasive, and impactful way, to influence others to embrace change, and to develop, unify and maintain strong internal and external relationships essential for achieving sustainable outcomes

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

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, 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 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 Te Whatu Ora | Your place in 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 Elismha Lubbe

Please note that this recruitment process will be concluded in January 2024.