Senior Advisor Quality,National Screening Unit (Wellington or Auckland)
Ministry of Health
Mt Eden, Auckland, NZ
4d ago
source : Maori Pacific Jobs

Job Description

  • Want to be part of improving health options across New Zealand?
  • Play a pivotal role in supporting the quality function of the National Screening Unit
  • This is a permanent, full-time position based in Wellington or Auckland.
  • Mō tō mātou rōpū About our team :

    The National Screening Unit is entering an exciting period with all screening programmes undergoing significant developments.

    The National Screening Unit (NSU) is responsible for the national coordination of three important cancer screening programmes (breast, cervical and bowel cancers) and three antenatal and new-born screening programmes or quality initiative.

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

    As the Senior Advisor Quality, you will play a pivotal role in supporting the quality function of the NSU. You will be responsible for working collaboratively with screening leads in the health sector to support an effective approach to quality that ensures the safety of the screening programme.

    The role will work closely with other clinical and technical experts and teams in the National Screening Unit (NSU) to support an integrated and consistent approach to quality and quality systems for all screening programmes.

    Ngā Pūkenga me ngā Wheako Skills and experience

    To excel in this role, you will have :

  • a strong customer focused approach with a can-do approach
  • understanding of New Zealand Health sector and service delivery
  • experience in health systems and quality improvement in a health care setting
  • excellent relationship management and interpersonal skills
  • strong written and oral communication skills
  • a relevant tertiary qualification
  • a keen eye for detail and passion for delivering a quality product when it’s needed
  • Be agile in your approach and able to move between tasks and projects in response to shifting priorities.
  • You must demonstrate an understanding and awareness of the Treaty of Waitangi and understand the role of the Ministry and health sector in reducing health disparities and improving health outcomes for Māori.

    Proof of vaccination is a requirement for this role.

    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.

    You will find a copy of the position description attached or online at

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