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Allied Health Team Manager – Integrated Health Services

Organisation West Coast District Health Board
Area, City Buller
Advert reference WC236860
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Permanent/temporary Permanent
Full/part time Full time
Closing date for applications 06-10-2019


* Full-time permanent role based with our team in Westport with the ability for part-time for the right candidate. This is a split role with one half Team Manager and one half Clinical practice
* Registered Allied Health Professional – business or leadership training would be beneficial but not essential
* Leadership skills, commitment to local community relationships and further personal development

Ehara taku I toa takitahi engari, he toa takitini

My strength, is not the strength of one, it is the strength of many

We are looking for Allied Health Leaders and aspiring leaders who are wanting to take their next steps in furthering their career. You will be working in a supportive interdisciplinary team where you will able grow and develop both your leadership and strategic operational skills. If you are looking for your next challenge then these are the roles for you.

What you’ll do with your time:
* Leading a team of 10 Allied Health professionals such as Social Workers, Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists, Diversional Therapists, Travel Co-ordinators and Allied Health Assistants
* Integral member of the Northern Area Leadership team
* Building relationships across the health system and Buller community
* Supporting the development and delivery of quality Allied Health services across the West Coast

This role will be leading our allied health services across the Buller Region including Reefton. A key part of this role is ensuring the strong relationships that already exist between the DHB and community organisations continue that way and building new relationships as opportunities emerge. You will be working alongside a diverse group of professionals delivering patient-centred support to people of all ages built on personal outcomes. Providing preventative interventions in such areas as supported self-management, diagnostic, therapeutic, rehabilitation and enablement services, you will be able to support people to live healthy, active and independent lives.

We are looking for someone with the following traits:
* Excellent relationship building and communication skills
* Ability to lead and support people through changes
* Quality or Clinical governance would be desirable

What we are about

We are unique and like no other in New Zealand with a close-knit community where your work will make a real difference.

We will help you grow as a leader in rural health with a continued focus on your career development.

We continue to break new ground and shape our health system to wrap care around patients in their communities.

Why us

This isn’t a job for just anyone, joining us means sharing our goals and values and being dedicated to this community and our team as we seek to become a centre of excellence in rural health care. We offer competitive benefits, flexible working arrangements and a relocation scheme to candidates who will join us in this.

What’s next

Please apply online via our careers website or to for further questions, please contact: Simon Liddy

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 03 337 7890

Applicants will be progressed as they apply, so if this sounds like you, please apply now!

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