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Associate Operations Lead – Planned Care (VID: 6559)

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Location: Palmerston North Hospital
Service: Palmerston North Hospital
Position Type: Management
Appointment Type: Permanent/Fulltime
Close Date: 18/12/2022
​As applications are received they will be reviewed and shortlisting may take place earlier than the advertised closing date. 
We are looking to fill this position as soon as possible so may withdraw the advert if the perfect candidate is found before the expiry date. Don’t delay applying if you think you’re the right fit to join the MidCentral team!
MidCentral requires ALL its employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (including the first booster vaccination). We will not accept applications that do not meet this criteria.
MidCentral actively seeks Māori into our workforce to reflect the community we serve.

We are looking to recruit an exceptional, forward thinking experienced leader with a “can-do” attitude for this newly created position.  This is an exceptional opportunity to help shape this new role in Planned Care, working with the Operations Lead and ADoN.
Key responsibilities of this role may include:
  • Supporting the operational and service planning process for services.
  • Using your strong commercial and business skills to support the management of finances of the service group, ensuring the best health outcomes are delivered with the resources available and that front line leaders are educated and involved in financial decision making. 
  • Helping teams develop innovative approaches to service delivery, identifying and seizing opportunities and actively driving programmes of quality improvement. 
  • Championing an environment that allows change and innovation to flourish. 
  • Supporting development of front line clinical leadership, taking an enabling and responsive approach and role-modelling excellent management to teams. 
  • Alongside the Operations Lead, actively drive culture change and contribute to organisational culture change initiatives to facilitate a culture that supports the implementation of an integrated service model and the realisation of MidCentral’s strategy, vision and values.
  • Supporting effective partnerships between consumers, clinicians, our partners and other providers. Actively identifying and supporting removing barriers and silos that prevent integration and improved outcomes. 
  • Contributing to and supporting effective clinical governance frameworks and practices.
About you
You will have a relevant management qualification or have at least 5 years’ experience in managing complex health care teams with sound operational experience developing business cases and capex proposals.  You will have experience in leading change processes and quality initiatives, a solid awareness of equity issues across the health and disability sector, an understanding of Tikanga Māori and a commitment to Tiriti o Waitangi.
You will also be able to demonstrate the following competence:
  • Advanced verbal and written communication skills 
  • A solutions-focused approach, with good problem-solving skills
  • The ability to exercise initiative and sound judgement
  • The ability to proactively scan the environment to gain insight and use this information to identify opportunities and risk
MidCentral staff enjoy wellness and benefits schemes, investment in professional development and career progression opportunities. A competitive remuneration package is being offered as well as the opportunity to contribute to making a positive impact in the health outcomes of people in the MidCentral district as we pursue our vision of ‘Quality Living, Healthy Lives, Well Communities’.
Situated in the lower half of the North Island of New Zealand, Palmerston North is the centre of the Manawatu region. Hosting a major university, and tertiary institution, Palmerston North is a young vibrant city with lots going on.  It is at the hub of key routes to the central North Island ski fields, and river adventures. It is less than two hours by road to the capital city, an international airport, the wine growing regions of Hawke’s Bay and Wairarapa, and is surrounded by opportunities for sports and outdoor activities.
For more information about living and working in Manawatu please click on the following link Manawatū & Palmerston North
MidCentral 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 Childrens 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 Childrens Act 2014 is available from the Ministry for Children (Oranga Tamariki) website. 

Te Whatu Ora, Health New Zealand Te Pae Hauora o Ruahine o Tararua MidCentral (MidCentral) provides healthcare services to over 180,000 people across the Manawatū, Horowhenua and Tararua regions. With a large hospital campus at Palmerston North, it also provides key health care and support services to neighbouring communities.

For further information:
Human Resources
Private Bag 11036
Manawatu Mail Centre
Palmerston North 4442

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