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Quality Improvement Advisor, Quality Improvement and Assurance (VID: 4747)

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Location: Palmerston North Hospital
Service: Quality and Clinical Risk
Position Type: Administration
Appointment Type: Permanent/Fulltime
Close Date: 24/02/2019
MidCentral District Health Board (MDHB) is seeking to appoint a Quality Improvement Advisor within the Quality Improvement and Assurance team.   This role will lead service improvement and quality improvement initiatives.  You will have accountability for enabling significant service change in line with our strategic plan in partnership with clinicians, consumers and service managers from across our district.
MDHB is currently progressing a transformational change and creating an Integrated Service Model through an innovative Cluster leadership arrangement.  We are aiming to support changes which will deliver seamless care to our community, improvement in health outcomes, and access to health services and models of care which are co-designed and consumer/family/whanau centred.  We have chosen to aspire to quality and excellence by design and reduce current inequity of outcome for our population. The Quality Improvement Advisor will lead, facilitate and monitor quality improvement programmes across Cluster teams across MDHB and the wider district which supports delivery of our clinical governance framework, goals and strategy, and will improve the value of services across the DHB.
This role reports directly to the Manager Quality Improvement and Assurance and will be responsible for Quality Improvement Programme/Project leadership and deliverables, education and workforce development in quality improvement, as well as mentoring and supporting quality and innovation staff in quality improvement.  The post holder will work closely with other team members in the Quality Improvement and Assurance Team and with project and programme managers in our EPMO (enterprise project management office).
This is a permanent, full time position.
To be considered appropriate for this role you must be an excellent communicator with a relevant tertiary qualification and proven leadership experience in driving quality improvement projects and change at scale across hospital or community health teams.  Candidates with a qualification in quality or service improvement e.g. IHI or LEAN/Six Sigma are preferred. You will have a high level of energy and focus and strong results orientation, as well as a proven ability to be able to measure and achieve successful outcomes through influence and gain the trust and confidence of others at senior leadership levels in the organisation. 
A clinical background with a current APC and knowledge and experience in the New Zealand Health Sector is preferred but not essential.
For more information, or to express an interest in the role, please contact Barbara Ruby, Acting Manager of Quality Improvement and Assurance.
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.

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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