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Clinical Programme Lead

To comply with the current Health Order MidCentral DHB requires ALL its employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. We are not accepting applications that do not meet this criteria.

MidCentral District Health Board actively seeks Māori into our workforce to reflect the community we serve.

MidCentral DHB has created an integrated model of clinical service delivery. Te Uru Ruahī (Mental Health & Addictions Service) is responsible for the commissioning and delivery of MH&A Service across the MidCentral DHB rohe.

Te Uru Ruahī has embarked on a programme of transformational change which sees a fundamental shift in the way services will be delivered. The changes are informed by He Ara Oranga and sees services move towards a wellness and recovery-focused approach in our community that prioritises access, choice and care closer to home.

The future direction is grounded in our Te Tiriti partnership where secondary mental health and addiction services are part of a continuum of connected shared care in partnership with our primary providers, NGOs and Iwi partners across our rohe.

To support the Integrated Model of Care we are seeking to appoint a Clinical Programmes Lead. Reporting directly to the Operations Executive Mental Health & Addictions we are looking for an experienced leader to lead in partnership the development and delivery of integrated, person and whanau centered models of care.

Taking a “whole of system” approach the role will:

  • Lead the development of integrated clinical pathways across the continuum of care
  • Work alongside leadership team to influence change practice and to foster a culture of integration and innovation
  • Develop and lead an evidenced based approach to practice development and research
  • Grow and develop clinical and relational leadership at all levels, eliminating vertical and horizontal barriers and enabling teams to make good decisions as close to the person and whanau as possible
  • Role model inclusive, values driven leadership.

The successful candidates will have:

  • A relevant clinical or health management tertiary qualification
  • Demonstrated experience in senior leadership roles
  • A highly developed relational leadership skills, with a proven track record in this field
  • Demonstrated a high level of perseverance, a can-do attitude, and a willingness to embrace new challenges
  • An understanding of equity issues across the health and disability system
  • An understanding of the challenges people with mental distress and illness face is essential.

Advanced communication and engagement skills, excellent analytical capability, relational leadership competencies, group facilitation experience, report writing and public speaking skills will all add value to these roles.

This key position offers a unique opportunity to be part of the development and implementation of a new integrated model of care for Adult Secondary MH&A Services that will be a first for Aotearoa New Zealand.

If you would like to be a part of this exciting and unique time for our district please apply…………

MidCentral serves a population of 186,000, the majority of whom live in Palmerston North City. Approximately 16.5% of the population is aged over 65 years and Maori make up over 21% of the DHB’s population.