14 Jun 2022

Permanent Ringatohu Tapuhi Associate Director of Nursing: Māori Health

Mid Central DHB – Posted by MidCentral District Health BoardPalmerston North, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand

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Job Description

MidCentral Health actively seeks to hire competent and experienced kaimahi Māori to demonstrate our commitment to Te Tiriti o Waitangi, and as a reflection of the communities we serve.

In this newly created role, the Associate Director of Nursing – Māori Health will contribute to the delivery of health services to the MidCentral region in alignment with Ka Ao Ka Awatea our Māori Health Strategy and Whakamaua the national Māori Health plan with the key aim to reduce Māori inequities and improve Māori health.

This is an empowering and exciting opportunity, where you will be able to provide meaningful clinical leadership and contribute to systemic change across the MidCentral Health system to support our whānau to achieve equitable outcomes.

Ngā mōhiohio e pā ana ki tēnei mahi | About this position
Based in Palmerston North Hospital, in this senior leadership role you will be reporting to the General Manager Māori Health with a professional reporting line to the Executive Director of Nursing and Midwifery and will be accountable for, but not limited to, professional services, nursing, clinical governance, consumer experiences, and inter-professional leadership within the wider leadership teams.

Not only will your work be rewarding, but you will also be supported by a wide range of experienced team members, as well as focused leaders striving to achieve better outcomes for Māori across our localities.

Ngā pūkenga me ngā wheako |Skills and experience
To be successful in this role you will need:

  • To have an understanding of Te Reo Rangatira.
  • To be competent in Te Ao Māori, Matauranga Māori me ona tikanga.
  • To be an effective communicator and an experienced planner.
  • To be confident and positive in change environments.
  • A high standard of written and verbal communication.
  • Ability to demonstrate strong critical reasoning.
  • Be recognised for your partnerships and effective engagement with stakeholders.
  • Understanding of government and the public service.
  • Strong relationships management and valuing of diverse experience.
  • Strong understanding of developing and managing robust hospital services that meet consumers’ needs.

This is an opportunity to lead and motivate others through transformational change, working alongside your colleagues in an open, respectful and independent manner to enhance and deliver equitable health services.

Ko wai he kaitono tōtika? | Who should apply?
If you are a dynamic clinical leader who is Māori and preferably from our district this may be the next step in your career. You’ll be someone who enjoys engaging with all peoples, creating and maintaining good relationships. You’ll be someone who can influence and impact, motivating others to join the waka to reduce inequities for Māori in our district. Preferably you’ll have relationships with our iwi and hapū. Bringing your Te Ao Māori worldview and integrating it into practice will be vital. You must be a NZ Registered Nurse with a current Practising Certificate, with either a post graduate qualification or equivalent and have a current PDRP.

Given the nature of this role and the outcomes we are aiming to achieve; having knowledge of te ao Māori and te reo (oral and written) is required.

If you have any questions about this role, please contact Tracee Te Huia, General Manager Māori Health on cell phone 027 449 7306 for more information.

How to Apply

Tono ināianei | Apply now We encourage all applicants interested to please apply now. Please contact Human Resources directly for more information via email on vacancy@midcentraldhb.govt.nz.

Job Categories: Hospitals & DHB's. Job Types: Permanent. Job expires in 7 days.

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