Working alongside the Chief Nursing Officer and Chief Allied
Health Professions Officer, and reporting directly to the
Director-General of Health, your leadership and advice will guide
the Ministry's health policy to ensure that clinicians are able and
empowered to deliver the health services that every New Zealander
This is an influential role looking to the future and shaping
health policy at a systems and national level. It will be your
expert advice that informs the Ministry's direction and strategy
and help make the big decisions that ultimately achieve the
Ministry's health and wellbeing objectives.
Leadership and communication are mainstays of this role, along
with extensive experience as a clinician and professional knowledge
of national and international policy issues. You'll be someone who
knows how important it is to build relationships with people from
all sectors, cultures and communities and to work together
strategically to manage issues. In short, every day you'll display
the excellent communication the Ministry has become known for.
Over the years you'll have built up a nationally respected
profile within the medical profession, and a strong understanding
of the complementary, and sometimes conflicting, roles played by
the government, the private sector and professional organisations
in healthcare. With a keen knowledge of, and commitment to, the
principles of Te Tiriri o Waitangi, you'll boast a wealth of
experience working successfully in a range of diverse cultural
contexts, especially in delivering services for Māori and
The Ministry's current national and global recognition is
unprecedented, which makes this role significant and high-profile,
and there's a huge amount of important work to do. It's a chance
for you to get on the other side of the health system, and for your
clinical expertise to be at the very centre of decision-making and
With so much going on, this is absolutely a
career-defining role - and one where you can help set the course
for the future of healthcare in New Zealand.
For a position description and to apply, see here.
Advertising for this role closes at midnight,
Sunday, 29 November 2020.