Service Clinical Director - Adult Inpatient Service, Te Whetu Tawera

Service Clinical Director - Adult Inpatient Service, Te Whetu Tawera

Counties Manukau Health

Service Clinical Director - Adult Inpatient Service, Te Whetu Tawera

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Opportunity for an experienced Senior Clinical Leader (nursing, allied health or medicine)
Provide the leadership to our Acute Mental Health Unit for Adults
Foster a culture that delivers high quality service user outcomes and safe care every time for everyone
Be a part of the senior leadership team who is working towards transformation in partnership with the wider mental health sector
This is a role for a Senior Clinician from Nursing, Allied Health or Medicine profession to demonstrate their leadership skills in the Service Clinical Director capacity (0.5 FTE) while clinically working in their profession (0.5 FTE).
About the role:This is an opportunity to be part of the mental health senior leadership team which works closely together as one team solving day to day matters through to contributing to the Directorate’s big vision.
The Service Clinical Director for Te Whetu Tawera leadership is central to current quality care initiatives such as the Adult Acute Flow, Effective and Safe Prescribing and Zero Seclusion.
The role will set the culture of Te Whetu Tawera and enable our staff to contribute fully in a safe, innovative and people centred way.
Reporting to the Director of Mental Health, this role will also provide leadership and effective management for Te Whetu Tawera to ensure clinical safety, delivery of the service’s performance & productivity improvements and ensure our people are able to do their life’s best work. The role will do this through a demonstrated commitment to the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi to achieve equity in health outcomes.
Click here for the Position Description and Job Responsibilities for this role.
About us:At Mental Health and Addiction Directorate, we will be commissioning and providing services that put people first, that are culturally safe and intelligent, build on strengths and enable autonomy, using Mahere Angamua as our guide. This shifts us towards holistic, empowering and culturally responsive supports, which people can access in community settings and when mental health issues first arise. Some of this work is already underway and will be strengthened. We will also be developing new programmes of work which aim to give us more capacity as a DHB so that service users get more acute care options in the community.
Auckland DHB is now well aligned with the direction for mental health and wellbeing as outlined in Te Ara Oranga, the government inquiry into mental health and addiction. We also draw on the recommendations within Whakamanawa, the report which captured the voices of Maori submitters to the Inquiry, and the Mental Health Inquiry Pacific Report.
Operating within the Auckland metropolitan area, Te Whetu Tawera is Auckland DHB’s 58 bedded adult acute mental health inpatient unit. We have two 23 bedded open wards and a 12 bedded ICU. We are proud to be leading the way in New Zealand in terms of least restrictive practice and Zero Seclusion 2020.
About you:The ideal candidate will have demonstrated experience leading multi-disciplinary teams, whose values are well aligned with the direction for mental health and wellbeing outlined in He Ara Oranga. You will have a collaborative and energised working style to develop a strong team and workforce that promotes quality outcomes for our community. Your sound experience working directly with Maori and their whanau with a Kaupapa approach will be paramount. You will have a sound understanding of the impact on people and their whanau experiencing acute inpatient care has and be committed to leading a care environment which is safe, people centric and delivers effective outcomes.
You will be clinically qualified in a relevant field of practice and registered in New Zealand (or eligible for registration), and hold a current Annual Practicing Certificate.
In return, our leadership team commits to provide you with an on-going support for your professional development and mental wellbeing to enjoy a rewarding career and do your life’s best work at Auckland DHB.
If you need any further information about this position, please contact Anna Schofield, Director of Mental Health & Addiction on 021 2434132 or email at **********.
If you want to know more about our recruitment process, please contact Santosh Parab, Recruitment Team Leader on 021 560048 or email at **********. Alternatively, you can submit your application online -Job Number ADHB08511.
If you want to contribute to our vision “All Aucklanders enjoy better and equitable mental health and wellbeing with numerous easy ways to get support when needed” we would love to hear from you!
Better mental health, wellbeing and equity for Aucklanders.
This position is NOT a children's worker under the Children's Act

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