Clinical Head Of Department, Mental Health, Adult Community Services, Wellington

Last update 2024-04-13
Expires 2024-05-13
ID #2015563185
Clinical Head Of Department, Mental Health, Adult Community Services, Wellington
New Zealand, Wellington, Wellington,
Modified February 2, 2024


Clinical Head of Department, Mental Health, Adult Community Services at Te Whatu Ora - Health New Zealand Te Tai Tokerau, Northland

Adult Whangarei and Kaipara Mental Health and Addictions services (0.2 FTE)
Te Whatu Ora Te Tai Tokerau advocates for affirmative action and actively seeks Maori into our workforce to reflect the community we serve. We are committed to Te Tiriti o Waitangi and hold stewardship for equitable health outcomes for Māori as Tāngata Whenua as the highest priority.
This is a clinical leadership role operating across the continuing care continuum within the adult mental health services for Whangarei and Kaipara.
Working in partnership with the Service Manager, the Clinical Head of Department will provide leadership across General Adult Community, Intensive Care Team, Dual Disability and Kaipara Community Team.
Offering an opportunity to shape and lead the service, at an exciting time of development and innovation, this role will work closely with the General Manager and Clinical Director to provide professional leadership with the aim of providing a high quality service to meet the community, service and organisational objectives.
The successful candidate will be one who is looking to make a contribution to improving outcomes for people accessing mental health care - in particular for Maori, with a focus on addressing inequity. As a member of the clinical governance forum it is important to have an interest in quality improvement, service development co-design and outcome measures.
In return we can offer you the opportunity to work in a service that has a robust clinical governance structure in place, high standards of care, a supportive team environment and an ability to contribute to improving services. We will support the person in this role to access leadership development opportunities.
It is anticipated that this role will be 0.2 FTE as an annex to a substantive clinical position within one of the teams in the service.
To be considered you must

have or be eligible for specialist (or locum tenens) registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand in a Psychiatry vocational scope of practice. For more information about the MCNZ registration process, please visit
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To apply

please ensure you submit an application via the online portal below. For assistance with the application process, or for any queries, please contact SMO.

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Te Whatu Ora - Health New Zealand Te Tai Tokerau
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Job details:

Job type: Full time
Contract type: Permanent
Salary type: Monthly
Occupation: Clinical head of department, mental health, adult community services

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