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Health Improvement Practitioner (0.6 FTE)

Nelson Bays Primary Health (NBPH) promotes and supports quality community health services, with an emphasis on keeping people healthy. Our vision is “Healthy people… healthy workforce…. healthy community” – Kia piki te ora o ngā tāngata katoa.

Health Improvement Practitioner


48 hours/fortnight (0.6 FTE)

• Are you the type of person that is self-motivated yet can work well in a supportive team environment?

• Are you driven to provide equitable care?

• Do you want to ensure all patients and their whānau, hapū and iwi have access to care?

• Are you as committed as we are to find practical ways to give effect to Te Tiriti o Waitangi, especially in health?

We are looking for a registered health professional (e.g., mental health nurse, psychologist, occupational therapist, or social worker) to fill this rewarding role. Experience working with Youth, Pacific, Māori and in Mental Health will be an advantage.

If you enjoy making a difference to people’s lives and would like to work in Primary Care, then this opportunity is for you.

We offer:

• Specialised training and ongoing mentorship;

• An innovating and exciting opportunity for a qualified health professional looking for a change;

• Opportunity to be part of a National Programme.

About the Role:

• You will work as a fully integrated team member of the General Practice Team, providing immediate, accessible therapy (particularly Focused Acceptance and Commitment therapy FACT) to patients and deliver evidence-based group programs to patients in partnership with the General Practice Team, their enrolled population and whanau;

• You will provide consultation, education, and advice to members of the General Practice Team;

• You will also support local population health by developing intervention pathways based on the clinical need.

If this sounds like the opportunity you have been waiting for, we would welcome your application.

Vacancy open until filled

For a copy of the Job Description and to submit your application please follow the link below:

For more information, please email

Please note the successful candidate must:

1) be eligible to work in NZ (NZ residency or valid NZ work permit)

2) receive a satisfactory police check

3) hold a full and current driver’s licence