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Allied Health Consultant – Older People’s Health

Organisation Auckland District Health Board
Area, City Auckland
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Closing date for applications 07-03-2021


  • Outstanding clinical leadership opportunity
  • Great team environment and work culture
  • Renowned, leading edge, teaching and research focused health provider
  • Permanent, full time new position

Kia ora, Talofa, Malo e lelei, Fakaalofa lahi atu, Malo Ni, Bula, Kia orana, Greetings to all!

Are you an experienced allied health leader who is ready to step into this exciting new role and make it your own? Working for Auckland DHB is an opportunity for you to make a real difference in the health and wellbeing of our Auckland community.

About us

Auckland DHB employs over 10,000 highly skilled clinical and non-clinical professionals. In addition to providing hospital and health services to the Auckland central district, we also provide other DHBs across NZ and the Pacific region with complex tertiary and quaternary services.

About the Service

Older Person’s Health provides services for those over 65 years. Within the hospital setting it has several pathways including frailty, ortho-geriatric and, assessment, treatment and rehabilitation. As an integral part of the team you will help to shape and develop services for older people in Auckland including those living with frailty who require urgent and emergency care. We are currently redesigning our pathways ensuring that they are accessible, responsive and person centred and most importantly that they support people to remain as close to home as possible whilst still being able to access expert care.

There are strong links with Adult Community Services and ARRC to support admission avoidance and early transitions from the hospital. It is an exciting time for the service as we look to implement an acute frailty service and an enhanced ortho-geriatric service for fractured neck of femur.

About the Role

This role is crucial to the delivery of our vision and whilst you will be part of a wider multi-professional team you must be confident in working on your own as a trail blazer for older peoples’ services, making autonomous decisions in the urgent and emergency care footprint including within ED.

The Consultant will participate in strategic planning and pathway development; foster a culture of clinical excellence and innovation; promote a teaching-learning and research environment; manage risk, audit and evaluate quality and performance indicators; and lead continuous improvement to achieve the best possible patient outcomes.

The leader who fulfils this new role will promote integrated, evidence-based, interdisciplinary care in close collaboration with Medical, Nursing, and Allied Health leadership. The Consultant will practice clinically at an expert level to progress the most complex cases with the remaining time focussed on education, service development and research. The will also develop effective relationships across the organisation and, in partnership with key stakeholders, lead the way locally, regionally and nationally.

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For more information about this new role, please contact Anna McRae, Allied Health Director [email protected]

About you

This is an excellent opportunity for somebody who wants to do their life’s best work through strategic and clinical leadership. The ability to bring together, balance and deliver the combined demands of quality and business is essential.

As the ideal candidate for the role, you will also have the following attributes:

  • Proven clinical leadership expertise within Older Person’s Health in a large hospital setting
  • Have completed a relevant post graduate clinical Master’s degree or equivalent.
  • Experience leading service development, clinical research, audit and evaluation
  • Be registered in a relevant Allied Health profession and have a current Annual Practicing Certificate in New Zealand
  • A passion for Older Person’s Health services with a commitment to achieving excellent clinical and business outcomes based on quality service delivery and outstanding compassionate patient care
  • A comprehensive understanding of the obligations under Te Tiriti o Waitangi, and a commitment to supporting equitable outcomes for Māori.
  • The ability to live and lead the Auckland DHB values of Haere Mai, Manaaki, Tuhono and Angamua.

To apply please click on the link below and submit your application online attaching your updated CV and Covering Letter. For help with your application please email, Sonu Anand, Recruitment Consultant on [email protected] or on mobile – 0211083241 quoting ref #ADHB9047A


Closing date is 7 March 2021

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