Advisor, Primary Care
Ministry Of Health
Wellington, New Zealand
2d ago

Job Description

  • Do you have a keen interest in helping drive improvement in primary health care access and service provision?
  • Would you like to be part of a busy team working on a key government work programme?
  • Do you have skills in policy implementation and monitoring?
  • We're looking for someone energetic and committed with knowledge and understanding of the health system and a keen awareness of the impact a strong primary health system can have on improving health outcomes.

    Primary care is a government and Ministry priority and the Primary Care team has a fast-moving dynamic work programme that reflects this.

    The role of Advisor in the Primary Care 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.

    This is a fulltime permanent role based in Wellington.

    As one of two Advisors in the team, you will have a key role contributing to policy and implmentation advice that will inform future decision-making for primary care work programmes.

  • You will be a strong contributor to the broad range of primary care team activities undertaken by the team including : service design, delivery and monitoring;
  • new programme implementation; primary care service utilisation analysis; and engagement with key stakeholders. You will also be regularly providing advice to senior management and Ministers.

    To be successful in this role you wil have :

  • proven ability to think and work in a fast moving priority work area
  • a strong understanding and a key interest in the the health or social sector
  • ability to interpret and analyse data
  • strong written and oral communication skills
  • excellent relationship management skills and ability to engage with a range of sector groups
  • tertiary qualifications relevant to the health and social sector.
  • 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 nations 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.

    You will find a copy of the Position Description attached or online at careers.health.govt.nz. Please click Apply for this Job' to upload your CV and cover letter.

    For further information regarding the role, please contact the Recruitment team at recruitment health.govt.nz. If you have any accessibility needs you would like to discuss, please call +64 4 816 2478.

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