Northland District Health Board advocates for affirmative action and actively seeks Maori into our workforce to reflect the community we serve.
This role reports to the Chief Operating Officer to ensure the delivery of high quality, safe, timely and financially prudent surgical, pathology and ambulatory services to the Northland population.
Northland District Health Board (DHB) is a high performing Health Service purchaser and provider operating in a complex environment within a large geographical area. Providing health services to a population of 175,000 people, our vision is "A Healthier Northland". This can only be achieved by working in partnership under the Treaty of Waitangi, to improve population health and reduce inequities; improve patient experience; and live within our means.
Northland DHB has nearly 2,800 staff and provides over 300 hospital beds and a broad range of health services across Northland. We also fund most of Northland's community health services and have forged close partnerships with primary care, NGOs and Maori health providers. We are developing very strong relationships and programmes with other social sector agencies. Leading with our values starts with our very experienced, Executive Leadership Team. In particular, our values of People First, Caring, Respect, Excellence, Communication and 'what matters most to patients and their whanau' must drive the future direction for our health services.
The General Manager, Surgical and Support Services is a key member of the DHB's Executive Leadership Team and has delegated responsibility for:
• Departments of General Surgery, ENT, Urology, Anaesthetics, ICU, Radiology, Orthopaedics, Pathology/Laboratory, Outpatients (Surgical and Medical), Orthopaedic and Surgical Wards (Whangarei only), Operating Theatres (Whangarei only) and Oncology and Haematology. This includes developing strategies with the Rural Hospitals to ensure that outpatient and surgical capacity in those hospitals is both maximised and fully utilised, despite reporting to a different General Manager.
• Ensure safe, timely and quality patient care, in particular, meeting the Ministry of Health targets for all aspects of planned care: acknowledging that many key resources, such as physicians and some theatres, are managed within other directorates and hospitals - this and other constraints are managed through collaborative DHB-wide relationships and performance management structures
• Sound financial management including maximising revenue from all sources and balancing minimising expenditure with the need to deliver targets on activity volumes
• Proactive and responsive human resource management
• Management of, and participation in, capital decision making
Vacancy No: GM19-001
Closes: 27 September 2019