General Manager Mental Health Addictions and Intellectual Disability
Southern Health
Dunedin or Invercargill
18h ago

General Manager Mental Health, Addictions and Intellectual Disability

  • Permanent full time
  • Critical leadership role with broad scope
  • Based in Dunedin or Invercargill
  • About the Role

    We are now seeking an experienced senior leader to be our next General Manager for Mental Health, Addictions and Intellectual Disability (MHAID).

    Reporting to our Executive Director MHAID this very broad role leads a team of multidisciplinary leaders, service managers and specialists across our geographically and demographically diverse region.

    This is a very tangible opportunity to make a real difference in key areas of health service design and delivery.

    About You

    You are a credible and experienced senior leader who knows what great looks like. You bring an absolute commitment to lifting capability and performance in key areas for the improved outcomes of patients and whanau in our Mental Health Services and supporting the wellbeing of our staff.

    You demonstrate positive leadership, sound judgment and decision making at all times, and will always lead by example and work side by side with your stakeholders and colleagues in direction setting, system and service development.

    To be considered for this position it is essential that you :

  • Demonstrate high levels of strategic and operational leadership and intellectual bandwidth
  • Are known as a resilient and visionary leader among your peers
  • Have a track record of ownership and accountability in programme and change management, and quality improvement.
  • Know how to get the best from dispersed teams and managing through others
  • Bring drive and tenacity for performance excellence and improved measureable results
  • Have strong financial acumen, including the ability to build strong business cases built on evidence and analysis and the ability to manage a large operational budget.
  • Are an exemplary relationship builder with a positive, solutions oriented outlook.
  • While not essential, experience in mental health or a health related discipline would be beneficial.

    About Southern DHB

    Southern DHB has the largest regional coverage of all the New Zealand health boards, providing services to 350,000 people in diverse communities across a huge geographical area.

    We take pride in all the services we provide and our aim is to improve, promote and protect the health of our region. We believe that our dedicated and passionate staff are a significant driving force behind the achievement of these standards, and we need more like minded people to help us continue providing for our community.

    Now is also a great time to relocate to Southern if you were considering a move. The Southern district offers the benefits of excellent amenities, first class primary through to tertiary education and outstanding recreational opportunities.

    Whether it is surfing, kayaking or sailing; skiing, hunting or fishing; theatre, live-music or art there’s literally something for everyone.

    Why don’t you check out for what the region and we can offer you and your whanau.

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