23 Sep 2019

Full-Time Injury Prevention Leader – Neonatal Encephalopathy

Injury Prevention Leader – Neonatal Encephalopathy – Posted by MinEducationAnywhere

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Job Description

Reducing the incidence and severity of injuries is a strategic priority for ACC and one of the many ways we help to improve lives every day. ACC is increasing its investment in injury prevention and implementing an ambitious injury prevention strategy.

ACC’s vision is to create a unique partnership with every New Zealander, improving their quality of life by minimising the incidence and impact of injury. ACC is shifting the ways we work with New Zealanders to deliver meaningful support and guidance in the prevention, care and recovery from injury.

The Injury Prevention Leader will lead a team to reduce the incidence and severity of preventable Neonatal Encephalopathy (NE) from all causes and elevate the capability and capacity of this team within the Treatment Safety portfolio focusing on both clinical and system issues.

You will be responsible for managing an Injury Prevention Partner, an Implementation Lead, and a Project Coordinator.

NE is a major cause of brain injury in new born infants, often caused by oxygen deprivation at or around the time of birth. Children with severe NE have complex care needs that affect families for an entire lifetime. This includes the impact on economic productivity of family members and often less time to care for other children which can result in other socially adverse consequences.

ACC has convened a multidisciplinary NE Taskforce to identify potentially avoidable factors, and to implement a suite of interlocking prevention initiatives aimed at reducing both incidence and severity.

Your key objective will be to lead the NE prevention programme, using an internal team of at least four people, and a larger multidisciplinary team of external experts from across the health sector. This will involve extensive interactions with key health agencies and regulators, professional groups including obstetrics and midwifery, and all parts of the health sector involved in antenatal and perinatal care (including primary, secondary, and tertiary birthing services).

The prevention approach you use will be effective evidence-based interventions that are cost-effective, and acceptable to the sector. You will use continuous improvement methods to monitor progress and enhance performance, reach, and impact of these prevention programmes.

This is a unique opportunity to shape and influence the safety of perinatal treatment in New Zealand, and to contribute to improving the lives of vulnerable babies and to make a real difference.

You will also cooperate with other treatment safety teams who are implementing prevention initiatives for perioperative harm, healthcare associated infections, pressure injuries, medication errors and adverse reactions, and learning from serious adverse events.

What we are looking for from you to be successful in this role:

  • A registered health professional with current annual practicing certificate in a relevant profession, with comprehensive and up to date understanding of relevant clinical knowledge
  • Ability to lead a multidisciplinary team, and inspire excellence in preventing treatment injury due to NE
  • Significant experience at instigating and sustaining change in health services and systems
  • Highly motivated individual who can lead an effective and collaborative multidisciplinary group
  • Excellent problem solving, organisational, political awareness and risk mitigation skills

To view the position description please click Injury Prevention Leader Position Description.

Applications will only be accepted when formally submitted through our ACC Career website.

Applications will run through to Monday, 14 October 2019 but please note that if an ideal candidate is found during this time we may move forward with pre-screening and interviewing.

How to Apply

The salary range for this role is from $130,000 - $184,000 - plus an additional 9% superannuation employer contribution.

If you have any questions about the role, please contact Amanda in our Recruitment team at Amanda.Hossack2@acc.co.nz

Applications will run through to Monday, 14 October 2019.

At ACC, we recognise that diversity, inclusion and accessibility is important to our business. ACC's Māori Strategy Whāia Te Tika provides the foundation for delivering better outcomes in a kaupapa Māori, culturally appropriate and responsive way for current and future Māori and diverse employees. ACC holds itself to a philosophy of Tika enabling us to create an environment of involvement, respect and connection with the communities where we work - benefitting individual employees and all our clients across New Zealand.

Job Categories: Healthcare / Medical. Job Types: Full-Time.

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