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Health Improvement Practitioner

Organisation WellSouth Primary Health Network
Area, City Dunedin
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Closing date for applications 02-07-2020


Health Improvement Practitioner

Are you an experienced Primary Mental Health Practitioner who is able to hold onto processes and frameworks whilst maintaining a clarity of mind in amongst a dynamic and fast-paced team environment?

If yes, then this could be the opportunity for you!

At WellSouth we have the aim of improving health outcomes for people in the Southern district.  As part of our ongoing improvement, development, and support to the southern primary health system, WellSouth is looking to employ a number of Health Improvement Practitioners (HIPs) to sit within General Practice.  There are multiple roles across the Southern district, and multiple phases of the roll-out.

The purpose of these roles is to deliver brief, consultation-based services to general practice team members and general practice patients.

You will be working as a fully integrated member of the general practice team. Health improvement practitioners provide immediately accessible, evidence-based interventions to individuals and their families to help improve their mental health and physical wellbeing.

To be successful in this role you will:

  • Be willing to embrace new ways of working.
  • Have a helpful, flexible, positive, and adaptable disposition.
  • Thrive in a busy and client-focused team.
  • Be able to work at a fast pace and maintain a flexible schedule.
  • Be a registered health professional with a current annual practicing certificate.
  • Have a minimum of three years’ experience in a mental health setting.
  • Have a history of working with diverse patient groups from all ages.
  • Have a basic understanding and awareness of how general practice works
  • Qualifications in CBT or ACT would be considered an advantage.

As your growth and development as a Health Improvement Practitioner is important to us you will receive additional training to support you in this new role. You will also receive ongoing support and mentorship.

The opportunity of offering a weeklong training programme commencing on 17th August has unexpectedly opened to us. This is the first programme since we have come out of lock-down. Our second training programme will be later in the year.  If the 17th of August is too soon for you but you are excited by the sound of this role, then please do be encouraged to contact us.

A copy of the job description is available at www.wellsouth.org.nz

Enquiries and applications are to be directed to Human Resources phone 0800 477 115, email [email protected]

Applications must include a CV, letter of application and the application form (available at www.wellsouth.org.nz).

Applications close Thursday 2nd July 2020

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