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Addiction Service Manager (VID: 4820)

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Location: Palmerston North Hospital
Service: Mental Health Services
Position Type: Management
Appointment Type: Permanent/Fulltime
Close Date: 28/07/2019
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We are seeking an experienced leader with a “can-do” attitude for this Service Manager role.  
About the Role
This Specialist Service provides General AOD and Opioid Substitution Programmes to the MidCentral DHB District.  The service is based at the Palmerston North Hospital campus with permanent outreach services across the district.
As the Service Manager you will lead a well-established and high performing team to effectively deliver the key operational responsibilities of the service with a strong focus on improvement that includes expanding community based care. You will be a motivated, experienced and qualified mental health and addictions registered nurse or allied health professional with highly developed assessment, planning, treatment, and evaluation skills.
You will have experience working within a cultural competence framework and in partnership with the person and family/whanau with a strong focus on promoting participation, wellness and recovery. You will bring highly developed relational and clinical leadership skills, a practical can-do attitude and a willingness to push the boundaries.   
About Us
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.

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.


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

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