General Manager Medicine and Women’s & Children’s Health

Reference Number: 472075aa

Location: Otago / Dunedin

  • New senior leadership role
  • Recently created directorate
  • Focus on contemporary models of care

The Southern District Health Board (SDHB) has a staff of approximately 4,500 and are responsible for publicly funded health and hospital services in the Southland and Otago regions. The commitment to placing ‘patients at the centre of everything we do’ underpins their significant transformation, as they work towards the goal of becoming a clinically and financially sustainable organisation, supporting their district.  SDHB work hard to provide high quality health and disability services and are focused on providing strong, dynamic and driven senior leadership, ensuring strategic goals are turned into reality.

Located in Dunedin and reporting to the Executive Director Specialist Services, the General Manager is responsible for providing strategic, operational and technical support across an extremely diverse portfolio, with overall responsibility for 350 FTE’s including Emergency Care & Specialist Medicine Services, Southern Blood & Cancer Services, and Women’s & Children’s Health. Critical to this role will be strong operational leadership in promoting patient centred care within the allocated resources of time, people and funding.  Successful collaboration with clinical leaders ensuring positive clinician-management partnerships are developed throughout the DHB, will also be key to success.

Candidates of interest will have extensive experience leading large operational roles in the health sector, with proven ability to think strategically and analyse complex issues whilst managing functional responsibilities on a day to day basis. Demonstrated experience implementing contemporary models of care in partnership with clinical leaders, along with a track record in building constructive and effective relationships with key stakeholders internally and externally is essential. You will also have proven success improving the patient journey, fostering an environment where the patient is put first and enhancing the health continuum across community and hospital services. 

To apply in strict confidence now, please complete the ‘apply for this job’ application form, attaching your cover letter and CV.  Applications close on 26 November 2017.  Emails will be electronically acknowledged and further correspondence may be by email.

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For more information please phone Louise Green on +64 3 3534367.

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