Project Manager
Auckland DHB
Auckland, NZ
3d ago

Project Manager Regional Lab Harmonisation Programme (RLHP) (1.0 FTE)

24 months Fixed Term Contract

In 2017, a review of the Northern Region District Health Boards (DHBs) Laboratory Services was undertaken. Key observations and recommendations were considered and subsequently lead to the establishment of the RLHP.

The key objectives of the RLHP are to deliver an efficient and integrated network of laboratories that support new patient-centred care models, harmonise workflows, standardise processes and enable the use of new technologies in areas such as genomic medicine, digital pathology, artificial intelligence and point of care testing.

This role will be engaged specifically on the transformation programme relating to regional laboratory service and will be required to use their experience and knowledge of the health sector, in particular, laboratory services and to apply their skills in a wide range of areas.

The skills needed include project management, analysis and problem solving, complex stakeholder facilitation, and excellent written and interpersonal communication.

These skills will be needed to complete work such as operational reviews, service planning, and design and implementation of new initiatives.

This position is located at the office of the NRA in Penrose, Auckland.

Key Accountabilities :

  • Developing, implementing and monitoring project plans to give effect to directives from the relevant RLHP key stakeholders and governance groups, and to ensure effective delivery of agreed outputs within specified timeframes and budgets
  • To produce agreed deliverables to a high standard to enable the region to implement change.
  • Working collaboratively with senior clinicians and managers to lead and coordinate the development, implementation and monitoring of project delivery
  • Ensure key relationships with partners / stakeholders are constructive, effective, and enduring with high trust levels
  • Demonstrate respect, sensitivity and cultural awareness in the work programme and relationships
  • Relevant tertiary level qualifications
  • 5 year’s programme and / or project management
  • Health sector knowledge
  • Experience in the use of project management and diagramming tools
  • Constantly strives to build knowledge and skills, acknowledges and learns from mistakes and improves outcomes.
  • Sets high standards and strives to achieve stretching goals.
  • Is proactive, influential and displays initiative.
  • Willingness and ability to be flexible and work in an environment with changing priorities and deadlines
  • About Us :

    The Northern Regional Alliance (NRA) was formally established in 2013 and undertakes activities to support the four Northern Region DHBs Northland, Waitemata, Auckland and Counties Manukau DHBs, in their implementation of Government health policies and Ministerial priorities.

    Under the health reforms the NRA together with all DHBs, regional and shared service agencies will transition into a new national organisation Health New Zealand from July 2022

    We are a values based, inclusive and friendly organisation that is committed to deliver the best health outcomes for our whole population.

    To do this we are working hard to develop a robust and capable workforce that reflects the population we serve. We strongly encourage applicants from all backgrounds with the necessary capability and who share our values to apply and would greatly value seeing more applicants from our Māori & Pacific communities.

    Our organisation values diversity, inclusivity and empathy, if you do too, apply now and join us to make a positive difference.

    For further information please feel free to contact Farisha Osborne via email :

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