Starship Māori Health Lead - Child Health, Auckland DHB

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An opportunity to lead and actively apply Māori intelligence across the Starship Child Health directorate to support our ability to deliver the best outcomes for Māori.

  • Newly created Senior leader position (up to 0.8 FTE)

  • Māori health equity focus

  • Assist in the elimination of inequity for Māori

Starship Child Health is the leading provider of paediatric health care in Aotearoa and the South Pacific, delivering whānau centred care for infants, children, young people and their whānau in hospital and in the community.

We have a significant opportunity for a Māori Health Lead to assist in the improvement of Māori Health Gain through all significant decision making, planning and leadership across Starship. This is initially a one year fixed term position working Monday – Friday (up to 0.8 FTE) for a Senior Clinician.

Reporting to the Director of Child Health, this senior strategic position will utilise their Māori health knowledge and expertise to directly input into the strategy; leadership, improvement, communication and processes of Starship Child Health.

As the Starship Māori Health Lead you will contribute to, support and challenge all areas of planned improvements, ensuring an appropriate Māori Health focus. You will partner with the senior leadership team in identifying other areas of Starship activity that require improvement and prioritisation. You will develop a network of Māori clinicians within Starship and ADHB and connect Starship services with Māori communities and health leaders.

We are looking for someone to bring their Māori health background and strategic thinking to the forefront and a champion for Māori health equity across our paediatric services. We recognise a skilled workforce reflecting our communities and living our values will strengthen our ability to deliver improved health outcomes and we recognise the importance of senior Māori leadership in achieving this.

We would love to hear from candidates with:

  • A senior clinical background with appropriate registration and / or APC

  • A wealth of knowledge around Māori Health and a good understanding of Te Reo Māori

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills to build effective working relationships

  • The confidence and ability to challenge ideas and utilise Māori perspectives and intelligence

  • Emerging strategic leadership skills and those seeking a role with a clear mandate, wider organisational supports and the opportunity to make a significant difference for their community.

To view a full position description, please click here.

If you would like to apply, please submit an online application via our ADHB careers website ensuring you attach a current CV and cover letter.

For assistance with your online application, or to learn more about the role please contact Recruitment Consultant, Kimiora Nathan via KimioraN@adhb.govt.nz Job reference: ADHB7179