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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. 


  • Vacancy for Medical Director and Executive Lead, Quality Systems Group (closes Weds 4 November 2020)

    Job ID H20_3509

    Closes Wednesday 4 November 2020

    • National strategic role
    • System-wide improvement and innovation
    • Results through partnerships and collaboration

    The Health Quality & Safety Commission New Zealand (the Commission) leads and coordinates work across the health and disability system, both private and public, to improve service safety and quality and therefore outcomes for all who use these services in New Zealand.

    At the heart of the Commission's work is a shared framework, the New Zealand Triple Aim for Quality Improvement, and deep commitment to working alongside their partners and stakeholders to achieve equity in the health and disability system, as well as to improve people’s experience of that system and its value.

    The Quality Systems Group established in August 2020 brings together the Commission’s clinical leadership and improvement elements to focus on embedding consistent safe and resilient health care throughout the health and disability system. Specifically, it is the lead for Strategic Priority 4 in the Commission's Statement of Intent: Strengthening systems for high quality services.

    As Medical Director and Executive Lead Quality Systems Group you will join the organisation at a pivotal moment in time as the health and disability system continues to quickly respond and adapt to deliver services in new ways to prevent the spread of COVID-19. At the same time, it is foreshadowed in the Health and Disability System Review Final Report – Pūrongo Whakamutunga – New Zealand may be embarking on the most complex system in over 20 years.

    As Medical Director and Executive Lead for the Quality Systems Group you and your team, working closely with the Chief Executive and wider executive, will bring leadership and experience to facilitate faster change in systems responsiveness and quality improvements.

    To be successful in role you will bring as a minimum:

    • Knowledge, understanding and experience of the complexity within health care and the development of resilient healthcare, and what this means to services and systems.
    • Knowledge and experience of implementing system change, through quality improvement or transformational change projects
    • Proven medical leadership within the New Zealand health system at service level, professional level and nationally
    • Understanding of the Te Tiriti o Waitangi and its application to Māori advancement and equity in the health and disability sector

    For a confidential conversation about the role please contact either Paul Ingle or Catherine Poutasi.

    Paul Ingle E: M: +61 402 796 125

    Catherine Poutasi E: M: +61 432 173 611

    To access the Candidate Information Pack visit:

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  • Analyst (12 months fixed term parental leave cover) (closes 5pm, Wednesday 18 November 2020)

    Rainbow Tick

    • Twelve months fixed term (parental leave cover) – secondments will be considered
    • Full-time
    • Wellington-based

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

    We are recruiting an Analyst in the health quality intelligence team to cover an employee on parental leave.

    The ideal candidate will have extensive experience in statistical skills and ideally experience in R. You will be passionate about the complexities of measuring quality and equity in health care and have a proven strong analytical skill and a comfort in working with large data sets.

    Your ability to be flexible, innovative and progress work in a positive and helpful manner will allow you to achieve group and organisational goals.

    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 our values.

    The Commission celebrates inclusion and diversity in all areas of culture and is proud to achieve The Rainbow Tick Certification.

    If you wish to discuss this role further, please contact Catherine Gerard on 04 901 6056 and 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 Wednesday, 18 November 2020.

    Related downloads:

    Application form (75KB, DOCX)

    Position description (362KB, DOCX)

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Last updated 29/10/2020