Design Lead - Ara Manāwa
Auckland Health Jobs
Auckland, New Zealand
2d ago

Design Lead Ara Manāwa Auckland DHB-CEN09115 Fixed Term 12 month contract one position

Auckland District Health Board has an outstanding Strategy,Participation and Improvement team comprised of people with a range ofbackgrounds and skills in facilitating change.

Within this team we haveAra Manāwa, a design and innovation lab that brings design capability intoAuckland DHB. Designers in this team work with patients, families,clinical staff and many other stakeholders to create solutions.

Theyprovide the design capability to understand needs, create and prototypesolutions, and implement new designs within our large and complexorganisation.

The work we do makes a real difference to the people weserve. It helps us to provide services that are world-class and whichmake the best use of health resources.

We are currently seeking senior design capability in Ara Manāwa to solvecomplex service or system level issues with patients, whānau, and staff.

Candidateswill have a tertiary design qualification and experience as a designer havingmoved into senior roles as addressing service and system level opportunities.

This role will facilitate design work within Auckland DHB and across healthsector partners. It will provide a mentoring role in the application of serviceand system design work within the DHB and design mentorship to designers withinAra Manāwa.

Auckland DHB people are passionate about their work. We are aculturally diverse, supportive and energetic team. To be part of thisteam, you need to know what patient and whānau focused practice looks like, andyou need to see yourself living the values of our organisation.

Designersalso need to have good leadership skills, be able to bring their creative andcritical problem-solving skills to multidisciplinary teams, work closely withpatients and stakeholders, and coach others who want to understand how designworks in a health setting.

Strong human centred design research skillsare necessary for gathering and analysing both quantitative and qualitativedata.

We can offer successful applicants :

  • a stimulating and challenging environment with meaningful project work
  • the opportunity to work alongside some of the most talented and specialised people in the health sector
  • work on change initiatives that make a real difference to people lives
  • a supportive learning environment with opportunities for further career development through training and mentoring
  • 25 days annual leave
  • flexible arrangements that help you enjoy a work-life balance
  • Given Auckland’s diverse population, cultural competence is highlyvalued here, as is a strong sense of ethics and professionalism.

    We areworking hard to develop a workforce that reflects the population we serve. We strongly encourage applicants from all backgrounds with the necessarycapability and who share our values to apply.

    We would love to see moreapplicants from our Māori and Pacific communities. Auckland DHB iscommitted to the application of the Vulnerable Children Act 2014 and itsintention to ensure the safety of all children.

    This position is not aChildren’s Worker as defined by the Act.

    We look forward to receiving your application. Send a cover letterand your latest CV to this website. Please quote position reference CEN09115 whenapplying.

    For questions about the application process please email : Tania TeWakeRecruitment Coordinator onttewake

    Closing date : 19th September 2018

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    This position is NOT a children's worker under the Vulnerable Children Act

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