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Service Improvement Lead - MHA (VID: 4916)

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Location: Palmerston North Hospital
Service: Palmerston North Hospital
Position Type: Management
Appointment Type: Permanent/Fulltime
Close Date: 28/07/2019
Mental health & Addictions Services is going through a significant transformation nationally. If you are looking for the next challenge, have the ability to build positive relationships and are results focused we would like to hear from you.
The Role
Working within the service development team you will work alongside the senior management and clinical teams to lead and deliver a programme of work that is aimed at improving the quality and responsiveness of mental health & addictions services.
The position is also responsible for the overseeing the quality and risk framework, reporting, and  performance monitoring.
You will be a skilled practitioner at leading and managing projects, have well developed organisation and planning skills, be focused and action orientated. Key to your success will be highly developed communication skills and your ability to influence positive change in practice across services that improve outcomes for people and whanau. 
This role offers the successful applicant autonomy, flexibility, and the opportunity for professional and personal growth within a fast paced and dynamic environment. 
Whilst not essential, experience within the Mental Health and Addictions Sector would be an advantage. 
The position is permanent working 40 hours a week.
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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