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Our current vacancies are listed below. Click the + next to the role title for further information about the role, a position description and information about how to apply. 

 

  • Data administrator – Perinatal and Maternal Review Committee (closes 12pm, Monday 20 May 2019)

    Ngākau tuwhera | Open
    Te tāpiri uara | Adding value
    Whakahohe | Energising
    Mō te iwi | It's about people
    Kotahitanga | Together

    • Permanent
    • 0.5 FTE
    • Wellington-based

    The Health Quality & Safety Commission is seeking to appoint a database administrator to support the Perinatal and Maternal Review Committee (PMMRC) team and apply strong data administrative skills to support the development and maintenance of a sustainable, quality, perinatal and maternal mortality review system for New Zealand, with an emphasis on partnership, shared process, developing a strong evidence base and positive change outcomes likely to reduce harm to mothers and babies.

    The ideal candidate will have strong data administrative skills and ideally an understanding of the health sector. A confidence in te reo me ona tikanga, or a willingness to learn and build these skills, will be helpful to your success at the Commission.

    Key focus areas of the role are:

    • administering processes for data to be gathered and retrieved for aggregated analysis through well documented systems
    • facilitating timely data requests and feedback to and from stakeholders and relevant agencies
    • supporting information collection and management to ensure full dataset development on all cases
    • supporting the translation of data and information into useful reports and documents
    • supporting the PMMRC team, including the national coordinator and the advisor.

    The successful applicant will have an understanding of data administration, ideally within the health sector. Strong organisation and relationship management skills, and initiative will be required in this role.

    The Health Quality & Safety Commission is a Crown entity with a board responsible to the Minister of Health. The Commission is responsible for assisting providers across the whole health and disability sector, both private and public, to improve health service safety and quality. Read more about our values.

    If you wish to discuss this role further, please contact Maree Meehan-Berge on 027 555 8894 or email hr@hqsc.govt.nz.

    Applications close at 12pm on Monday 20 May 2019. To apply for the role, please upload your completed application form, cover letter and CV using the application form on our website.

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  • National coordinator – Perinatal and Maternal Review Committee (closes 12pm, Monday 20 May 2019)

    Ngākau tuwhera | Open
    Te tāpiri uara | Adding value
    Whakahohe | Energising
    Mō te iwi | It's about people
    Kotahitanga | Together

    • Permanent
    • Full-time
    • Wellington-based

    The Health Quality & Safety Commission is seeking to appoint a national coordinator to support the Perinatal and Maternal Review Committee (PMMRC) team and apply perinatal and maternal content expertise to ensure the development and maintenance of a sustainable, quality, perinatal and maternal mortality review system for New Zealand, with an emphasis on partnership, shared process, developing a strong evidence base and positive change outcomes likely to reduce harm to mothers and babies.

    The ideal candidate will have an in depth understanding of maternity and the complexities of access to quality care for all families and communities, in particular Māori communities. Your ability to navigate confidently in both the Māori and non-Māori worlds and a confidence in te reo me ona tikanga, or a willingness to learn and build these skills, will be essential to your success in this role.

    Key focus areas of the role are:

    • coordinating the collection of PMMRC data for national reporting
    • facilitating national and local case review to support PMMRC and working group case ascertainment processes
    • contributing to PMMRC meetings, events, PMMRC and working group appointments, relationships and communications
    • maintaining the integrity of the database by harnessing the expertise of the PMMRC, the Commission data experts and other data specialists as required
    • providing strategic advice to the Committee, the Commission Board, Ministers and key stakeholders
    • providing an in-depth understanding of the perinatal and maternal review work, with a particular focus on the PMMRC's findings in the Committee’s reports. These can be found here.
    • fully engaging partners in the development and ongoing improvement of processes and in implementing change as a result of learnings
    • ensuring that relevant data and the findings of review processes are gathered and provided for aggregated analysis through well documented systems

    The successful applicant will make a major contribution in influencing the sector and making linkages between the strategic and operational space. Having expert knowledge of the maternity sector and being able to see things through a quality improvement lens is critical to the success of these roles, as is excellent stakeholder and relationship management skills. A midwifery qualification is essential.

    The Health Quality & Safety Commission is a Crown entity with a board responsible to the Minister of Health. The Commission is responsible for assisting providers across the whole health and disability sector, both private and public, to improve health service safety and quality. Read more about our values.

    If you wish to discuss this role further, please contact Maree Meehan-Berge on 027 555 8894 or email hr@hqsc.govt.nz.

    Applications close at 12pm on Monday 20 May 2019. To apply for the role, please upload your completed application form, cover letter and CV using the application form on our website.

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  • Quality improvement advisor (mental health and addiction) (closes 5pm, Thursday 27 June 2019)

    Ngākau tuwhera | Open
    Te tāpiri uara | Adding value
    Whakahohe | Energising
    Mō te iwi | It's about people
    Kotahitanga | Together

    • Wellington or Auckland based
    • 0.8 FTE position
    • Three-year fixed term.  

    The Health Quality & Safety Commission is looking for an experienced quality improvement advisor who can effectively advise and support the mental health and addiction (MHA) quality improvement team with the delivery of the national MHA quality improvement programme.

    The role will ensure quality improvement expertise, tools and resources are applied and managed in accordance with best practice.

    To be successful in this key role, you will have a knowledge of quality improvement theory, methods and tools. You are likely to have a relevant tertiary/management qualification or equivalent experience.

    The Commission is a stand-alone Crown entity with a Board responsible to the Minister of Health. The Commission is responsible for assisting providers across the whole health and disability sector, both private and public, to improve service safety and quality and therefore outcomes for all those who use these services in New Zealand. Read more about our values.

    For further information contact Lisa Clyde on 021 248 8190 or email HR@hqsc.govt.nz. To apply for the role, please upload your completed application form, cover letter and CV using the application form on our website.

    Applications close at 5pm on Thursday 27 June 2019.

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  • Director, Māori health outcomes (closes 5pm on Thursday 6 June 2019)

    • Permanent position
    • Full-time
    • Wellington based

    The director of Māori health outcomes in a newly created position that will bring focused leadership to the Health Quality & Safety Commission’s role in advancing Māori health and improving health outcomes, within the context of the organisation’s contribution to supporting the Crown’s obligation to Māori under Te Tiriti o Waitangi. The director will build a small team of experts to support this work across the Commission.

    This role will be a member of the Commission's executive leadership team, within which you will have collective responsibility for the development and implementation of strategic expectations and plans, and the overall performance of the Commission.

    To be successful in this position you will need sound knowledge of tikanga Māori and te reo with an understanding of the Te Tiriti o Waitangi and its application to Māori advancement and equity in the health and disability sector and a knowledge of mātauranga Māori, indigenous models of healthcare and kaupapa Māori research practices.

    The Health Quality & Safety Commission is a stand-alone Crown entity with a Board responsible to the Minister of Health. The Commission is responsible for assisting providers across the whole health and disability sector, both private and public, to improve service safety and quality and therefore outcomes for all those who use these services in New Zealand. Read more about us, our work and our values.

    For further information please contact Lyn Harrison on 027 245 2477 and to apply for the role please forward your CV, application form and a covering letter to Lyn Harrison at atahaia@actrix.co.nz

    Applications close at 5pm on Thursday 6 June 2019.

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Last updated 13/05/2019