Project Manager ? Northern Regional Alliance (Frail Elderly / Older Persons Services)

We are seeking a project manager to work on Regional projects aimed at the transformation of older person?s healthcare services. This is a fixed term contract to progress service improvement work with a key objective being to ensure delivery of effective and efficient services to meet rising service need in a clinically and financially sustainable manner.

The regional project manager role supports a regional Clinical Lead and works with our Region?s 4 DHB Health of Older People management structures. The regional projects relate to those areas of work where our 4 DHBs agree to work jointly to drive improvements or to ensure consistency of approach across our region.

The role is a maternity leave replacement. It is for a minimum of 1 year to progress an agreed workplan during 2020/21. The role is currently part-time, 3 days per week, could possibly be more, and is based in Ellerslie/Penrose. The role may require some travel within the Northern Region (north of the Bombay Hills)

About Northern Region health and the programme of work

The Northern Region is home to almost 4 in 10 New Zealanders, and its healthcare leaders have a good track record of working together to deliver innovation and change through the Northern Regional Alliance. You can read an executive summary of the Region?s Long Term Health Plan here.?

The Government has backed our long term vision for healthcare transformation for the next 20 years, and we continue to develop the related programmes and projects, to scale up our collaboration, and to deliver changes in clinical services for patients.

About the role

The project manager role will be instrumental in helping to plan, lead and deliver projects to achieve benefits in? Frail Elderly Services. The successful candidate will:

  • Help detail a persuasive case for change, gaining stakeholder commitment to that change
  • Apply project management practices across the streams of work, including stakeholder engagement, governance/assurance, planning/tracking/reporting, benefits and risk management.
  • Provide secretariat services to periodic regional meetings
  • Progress key work to help drive change and to realise benefits. This is a key part of this role.

About you

It goes without saying that you'll have excellent people and communication skills (both spoken and written). You will be able to build relationships and work with people across organisations. You will be a logical thinker, be a self-starter, able to work both individually and as part of a team, with support and guidance from the NRA portfolio manager, and Older Peoples Services Subject Matter Experts (SMEs). Knowledge of older people health care services will be helpful, but is not critical to this role.

If this sounds like you, we would like to hear from you.

You must be eligible to work in New Zealand to be considered for this opportunity.? While all applications will be acknowledged by email, we regret that only successful candidates required for interviews will be contacted directly.?

We are committed to delivering the best health outcomes for our total population. We strongly encourage applicants from all backgrounds with the necessary capability and who share our values to apply. We would greatly value seeing more applicants from our M?ori & Pacific communities.

For further information please contact: Rachna Sudhakar, HR Manager (NRA) via [email protected]

Applications close 8 November 2020