Nurse Director (Workforce) - Greymouth

on 26 June

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Nurse Director (Workforce)

  • Full-time (40hrs per week), permanent role
  • Fixed term options negotiable for anyone looking to explore rural health
  • Based in Greymouth but serves the entire West Coast region/Health and Disability system
  • Registered Nurse with current Annual Practising Certificate and postgraduate qualifications
  • Previous experience in leadership and/or management
  • Excellent career opportunity for someone wanting to empower pae ora (wellness) for West Coast communities and tangata whenua through the mahi (work) of developing future rural kaimahi (health workforce)

Ehara taku I toa takitahi engari, he toa takitini
My strength, is not the strength of one, it is the strength of many

What you'll do with your time:

  • Work collaboratively with our communities, including tangata whenua and fellow kaimahi located elsewhere in New Zealand, to lead workforce development programmes that will help ensure New Zealand's most rural communities are cared for by the right person, in the right place, at the right time
  • Lead the delivery and coordination of a number of local, regional, and national nursing workforce programmes across the West Coast; helping to grow the concept of rural generalism and what it means to be a rural nurse
  • Support and deputise for the West Coast DHB Director of Nursing
  • Provide contemporary, supportive management to lead the successful integration of our Development Cluster in order to enhance our ability to flexibly respond to our community's needs - across professions, teams, and sectors

This is an excellent, unique, supportive opportunity for anyone who is looking for a role within professional nursing leadership and management.

We are looking for someone with the following traits:

  • Professionally credible, respected, and person-centred with a real passion for rural health
  • Demonstrated cultural safety, as well as a strong commitment to the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi (the Treaty of Waitangi) to enable equitable health outcomes for tangata whenua Māori
  • High emotional intelligence with advanced interpersonal and interprofessional skills
  • Proven leadership skills and a commitment to the continued development of self and others

What we are about

We are unique and like no other in New Zealand with a close-knit community where you will see your work making a real difference.

We are looking for someone who has a passion for rural health and their ongoing development and will work with you to individualise a professional development package that is tailored to you.

We continue to break new ground; innovating to shape our health system to keep our communities well. Our vision is for an integrated West Coast health system that is clinically sustainable and fiscally viable; a health system that wraps care around a person and helps them to stay well in their community.

To find out more about us and where we are headed, please contact Simon Liddy (details below) to receive a copy of The time is now for better West Coast health; our decision document that outlines our renewed direction.

Why us

This isn't a job for just anyone, joining us means sharing our values and goals, and being dedicated to our communities and our team. Together, we can be leaders in rural health.

What's next

If this role does not match your skills please visit our careers website for more opportunities within our organisation.

Please apply online or to discuss further becoming part of our team, please contact:

Simon Liddy West Coast DHB Recruitment Lead


Phone: 027 839 5946

Also feel free to make an appointment to talk with West Coast DHB Director of Nursing, Brittany Jenkins, if you have any detailed queries about the role. Appointments can be made by emailing Julie Bell at:

Applicants will be progressed as they apply, so if this sounds like you, please apply now!

CLICK HERE to apply

Closing Date:  Saturday, 18 July 2020

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