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MHAID Outcomes Coordinator

Registered Health Professional - Mental Health, Addiction and Intellectual Disability Outcomes Coordinator


Wakari Hospital, Dunedin

  • Fixed-term or secondment opportunity for up to 12 months (starting May 2022)
  • Full-time 1.0 FTE (40 hours per week)

About the team

There are two members of the team, one based in Southland and the Other in Otago but with District wide responsibility. The team works closely with both the Senior Leadership team and clinical and administrative staff at all levels.

About the role

The primary purposes of the role is to; ensure that SDHB adheres to national reporting standards primarily PRIMHD (Programme for the Integration of Mental Health Data) Be a resource for all other MH staff in using data in producing required management reports, quality improvement projects, external inquiries and research.

Be an active bridge between clinical staff and the Information Services teams in relation to implementation of informatics.

About you

You will be an experienced New Zealand Registered Health Professional with a current annual practicing certificate and demonstrable further education in related fields. You must be proficient in the use of common data manipulation tools such as MS Excel.

You will have excellent communication skills with a positive and problem solving attitude. You will have a passion for mental health.

About the Southern DHB

Southern District Health Board (Southern DHB) exists to support everyone across our district to live well, and access the right care when they need it, by delivering high quality, patient-centred and equitable health services to our diverse communities.

We are responsible for planning, funding and providing health and disability services to a population of over 315,000 located South of the Waitaki River. Our catchment area encompasses Invercargill City, Queenstown - Lakes District, Gore, rural Southland, Clutha, Central Otago, Maniototo, Waitaki District and Dunedin City. This means Southern DHB serves the largest geographic region of all New Zealand's health boards.

The location

If you're not from Dunedin then perhaps you don't know just how good we have it here? A fantastic place for families, there are excellent amenities, schooling (primary through to Otago University), a competitive cost of living and housing, an array of recreation opportunities, great food and wine, outstanding nature, and an amazing variety of climates and locations from coastal to mountain. Join the fantastic southern lifestyle now and visit -

Whether it's surfing, kayaking or sailing; skiing, hunting or fishing; theatre, live-music or art - there's literally something for everyone. Check out for what the region and we can offer you and your whanau.

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Closing date: Sunday, 6 March 2022.

Due to the fast paced nature of the DHB, our vacancy close dates may be subject to change. Don't delay, make sure you apply as soon as possible.

Do you currently work for Southern DHB? If so, please apply for this role via ourinternal careers site, found here: Pulse > Applications > Corporate > SuccessFactors

For further information please contact Caroline, Recruitment Advisor - Mental Health, Addiction and Intellectual Disability Directorate, Phone (03) 214 5769 or email

Pre-employment checks

In the interests of protecting our people and our patients, all appointments will be subject to the following:

  • Occupational health assessment
  • Police vetting / Ministry of Justice safety checks
  • Serious misconduct checks (previous Public Service departments and statutory Crown entities only)

Covid vaccination requirements

Following the update to COVID-19 Public Health Response (Vaccinations) Order 2021 this also includes the requirement that you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. You will need to provide proof of this to Occupational Health staff.

To apply

We only accept online applications. Please apply via our website: