Chief Medical Officer Ministry of Health - Wellington

Ministry of Health

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 Deserves.

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 Pasifika.

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 policy setting.

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.