Executive Clinical Director of Mental Health, Addictions and Intellectual Disability Service

Reference Number: 7347aa

Location: Wellington and Hutt Valley

The Mental Health, Addictions and Intellectual Disability Service (MHAIDS) provides services to people with mental health, addictions and intellectual disability needs across Capital & Coast, Wairarapa and Hutt Valley District Health Boards.  MHAIDS will be led by the Executive Clinical Director of MHAIDS and the Executive Director of MHAIDS through a partnership model and reporting jointly to the Chief Executive of the lead DHB.

Patients, whānau, and communities are at the heart of all the work we do. All the DHBs are values based, pro-equity organisations with a strategic focus on improving health outcomes for Māori, Pacific peoples, and the disability community. We actively lead and support our staff to apply the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi to their practice.

The Executive Clinical Director of MHAIDS will be an active member of the 2DHB Executive Leadership Team. The successful candidate will need to work closely with the Executive Leadership Team of Wairarapa DHB. We are looking for an experienced clinical leader who can fill this role.

The successful candidate will be a champion of change, growth and development and they will be responsible for encouraging, fostering and supporting a multi-disciplinary and collaborative approach to the management and development of health services across the DHBs and wider sub-regional and regional health systems in an environment that demonstrates Manaakitanga – respect, caring and kindness.

This role presents a unique opportunity to lead a significant and meaningful change and improvement process that has our communities and their needs at its core, and therefore requires an executive with significant relationship and stakeholder management skills, able to create strong and effective working relationships across both internal and external key stakeholders. The successful candidate will have a track-record of success in leading the on-going development and implementation of mental health, addictions and intellectual disability practices and policies so that clinical care is provided in line with recognised contemporary standards. They will also provide professional advice to the Executive Leadership Team and the Boards on mental health, addictions and intellectual disability matters.

Ma tini, ma mano, ka rapa te whai

By joining together we will succeed

Essential qualifications, skills and experience

  • A current medical, nursing or allied health qualification, or medical vocational registration.
  • A minimum of a Masters level education or equivalent qualifications and experience
  • Clinical expertise and experience in caring for persons with mental health, addictions and/or intellectual disability needs
  • Membership of a relevant professional body
  • Significant senior management experience with a track record of strategic leadership in a large and complex organisation including the development of business/service plans
  • Knowledge and experience of applying equity considerations in service design and delivery
  • Experience of leading and implementing significant change to systems, processes and people
  • Experience in introducing innovation and service development initiatives

The position offers a competitive remuneration package, as well as an opportunity for career growth.

To apply in strict confidence now, please complete the ‘apply for this job’ application form, attaching your cover letter and CV. Applications close on 1 December 2020. Emails will be electronically acknowledged and further correspondence may be by email.

Click here to view the Position Description.

For more information please phone Sheree Applegarth on +64 27 498 9466.

To apply use application form or email cvwlg@sheffield.co.nz

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