Regional Health Manager Southern

, Wellington, New Zealand


You are welcome to apply for as many civilian vacancies with NZDF as you wish. However, you must formally apply for each individual role. NZDF will not accept one application from you with an expression of interest in multiple roles.

Regional Health Manager Southern Vacancy Number NZDF-2011041

Region - Location Wellington - Trentham


Total Remuneration $100114 - $123670 (including superannuation)

Applications Close Sunday 6 December 2020

Description This is a full time permanent (civ) position

What you will do

This role is the Regional Health Manager for Defence Health Centres in our Southern Region, which is made up of centres in Wellington, Trentham Military Camp, RNZAF Base Woodbourne and Burnham Military Camp.

You’ll lead and manage the Defence Health Centres within the region, ensuring there is an effective and efficient health service for all military personnel, which is patient-centric and focuses on a holistic, integrated and multidisciplinary approach.

As a member of the Force Health Organisation (FHO) Management Team and in close collaboration with clinical staff, you will lead the regional team through a significant change process implementing the new Defence Health Strategy.

What we need

Your sound knowledge and experience of clinical practice management processes and systems, NZ health legislation and compliance issues relating to the provision of medical services.

As an experienced and respected people leader you’ll be skilled in building team commitment and will model a leadership style of open communication and consultation, encouraging shared decision making and sharing of ideas across the team. Your skills in the remote management of staff and resources across multiple locations, as well as mentoring and coaching will be crucial to your success in this role.

Along with your experience and a relevant tertiary qualification, you’ll also be: A change catalyst and will champion required change;

Strategically orientated with a focus on innovative thinking;

Skilled in relationship building and management.

As the Regional Health Manager you’ll need to be available to travel on an as needed basis within NZ to other NZDF locations and this may include overnight stays.

Who we are

The Force Health Organisation (FHO) is a part of the Joint Support Group (JSG). The FHO delivers health services to NZDF military personnel in New Zealand to maintain, improve and restore health in order to enhance Force effectiveness.

The core health provision is primary health care with some additional focus on care specific to the military such as rehabilitation. The FHO provides a holistic, multidisciplinary and integrated approach to health care which forms the basis of our person-centric model.

Every hour of every day, 365 days of the year, the New Zealand Defence Force is contributing to the defence, security and well-being of Aotearoa / New Zealand. As a modern, professional military, it is our goal to maintain well trained, equipped and disciplined armed forces that can react to crisis at short notice.

Why Us

NZDF is an inclusive organisation that is open to flexible working arrangements and welcomes applications from people regardless of gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, age, beliefs/opinions, or family circumstances.

In return for your expertise, dedication and hard work, NZDF is offering remuneration reflective of your experience, along with: Great benefits for you and your family ;

Flexible working environment and positive culture;

Opportunities for career development;

Variety, challenge and a chance to influence.

How to Apply

To view the Position Description and to Apply Online please visit our Defence Careers website, or use the links on this page. For further information, contact Fran Cook on 021 984 074.

Please note: If you are an existing NZDF employee (excluding contractors) you must apply through our Internal Vacancies site, via the HR Toolkit.

Applications close on Sunday 6 December 2020 .

Please note: Applicants must be legally entitled to work in New Zealand (NZ) and be able to obtain and maintain the required level of NZ Government security clearance for the position applied for. The minimum citizenship and residency criteria for security clearances to be granted by the NZ Defence Force are as follows:

Low level Security Clearance most preferably a NZ citizen, who has resided in this country continuously for at least the last five years , OR

is a citizen of, and/or has resided continuously in one or more of the following countries for the last five years : either Australia, Canada, NZ, the United Kingdom (UK) or the United States of America (USA); and has a background history that is verifiable and can be assessed as appropriate by the NZ Security Intelligence Service (NZSIS) towards a recommendation of suitability for a security clearance at this level.

If you do not meet these minimum criteria, we will not be able to accept your application.

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