Senior Advisor, HealthCERT
Senior Advisor, HealthCERT
Wellington, NZ
3d ago
source : Maori Pacific Jobs

Job Description

  • Are you able to give sound advice around complex issues?
  • Wellington located role only
  • Full-time permanent position
  • Are you passionate about promoting cultural awareness to make a real difference in the lives of people and whānau?

    Mō tō mātou rōpū About our team

    HealthCERT team sits within our Health System Improvement and Innovation directorate which supports and promotes innovation and continuous system improvement through quality commissioning and policy, effective regulation and evidence-based decision making.

    As part of the team, you will be working in an environment that is both supportive and inclusive where everyone works to help each other to get the best outcomes for New Zealand.

    Te whainga poto o tēnei tūranga What is the purpose of this position?

    We’re looking for someone to provide timely and appropriate advice and support to Quality Assurance and Safety, HealthCERT, DHBs and Designated Auditing Agencies in regard to the Health and Disability Services Standards, and the auditing and certification of hospitals, rest homes, residential disability care facilities and fertility providers.

    As our Senior Advisor in HealthCERT, you will have a key role in liaising with providers and funders of health and disability services for our population.

    You will make recommendations for the certification of healthcare services, investigate complaints and respond to information requests received from the public.

    You will also provide information for the Ministry to contribute to strategic planning.

    Ngā Pūkenga me ngā Wheako Skills and experience

    To be successful in this role you will bring the following :

  • Be a registered nurse with a recent clinical background and current APC, ideally in residential mental health and addiction services or residential disability support services
  • Possess an understanding of the relevant legislation guiding our work
  • Strong assessment skills including the assessment of written information and data on service quality and service delivery
  • Have excellent problem-solving abilities
  • Be an excellent communicator with the ability to relate to a wide range of people
  • Previous experience working strategically and applying critical thinking, as well as sound judgment, in the development of options and provision of advice
  • An auditing qualification / experience or recent experience working with the Health and Disability Services Standards would be an advantage.

    Some travel may be required.

    Ngā uaratanga Our Ministry values

    The Ministry of Health is the kaitiaki of the health and disability system in New Zealand. We are responsible for providing active stewardship and leadership across the nation’s health and disability system.

    We ensure the system provides people with the highest levels of care, regardless of who they are or where they live.

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