Lead Administrator DAMHS
Palmerston North, NZ
2d ago

MidCentral District Health Board advocates for affirmative action and actively seeks Māori into our workforce to reflect the community we serve.

Are you innovative, do you enjoy a challenge? We are seeking a highly motivated, efficient and enthusiastic person to be the Lead Administrator of our Director of Area Mental Health Services office situated on the Palmerston North Hospital site.

This position coordinates and is responsible for the implementation of the internal processes and procedures that relate to the legal requirements for patients under the Mental Health (Compulsory Assessment and Treatment) Act 1992.

This position requires a high level of personal organisation, excellent communication skills, the ability to prioritise, attention to detail, accuracy, experience in Microsoft packages and the ability to respond with flexibily within a busy work environment.

The ability to develop and maintain effective office systems and processes is central to this role.

The hours of work are 40 hours per week, working Monday to Friday, between 8 : 00am - 4 : 30pm.

It would be an advantage, but is not essential, to be an experienced DAMHS Administrator or have mental health & addictions administration experience.

If you think you have the attributes necessary for this role, then we would love to hear from you. MidCentral District Health Board is committed to ensuring that children and young people are safe from abuse and harm.

As part of our commitment to children and young people, and in line with the Vulnerable Children Act 2014, appointment to positions that involve regular or overnight contact with children will include worker safety checks.

These checks are in addition to the requirement to have a satisfactory police clearance. Further information will be provided to shortlisted candidates.

More information about the Vulnerable Children Act 2014 is available from the Ministry of Vulnerable Children website.

General Information

MidCentral District Health Board employs more than 2500 staff at Manawatu, Palmerston North, Tararua and Horowhenua and Otaki districts.

Palmerston North Hospital is a 350 bed secondary hospital, which services an urban population of 80,000 and a total population catchment of 168,000.

In addition, the hospital is a teaching hospital, and is associated with both Auckland and Otago medical schools.

Palmerston North is a major university city and is at the hub of key routes to the central North Island ski fields, and river adventures.

Wellington the capital city, is only a two hour journey by road, as are the wine growing regions of Hawke's Bay and Wairarapa.

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