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Position Title: Chief Allied Health, Scientific & Technical Officer
Location: Otago/Southland
FTE (Hours): 1.0 FTE
Date Posted: 26/09/2019
Application Closing Date: 21/10/2019 11PM
Job #: H19_3173

Chief Allied Health, Scientific & Technical Officer

  • Pivotal leadership role reporting to the CEO
  • Based ideally in Dunedin or for the right candidate Invercargill, New Zealand
  • Drive significant transformation across the region


The Southern District Health Board (DHB) has the largest regional coverage of all the New Zealand health boards, providing services to over 315,000 people in diverse communities. Southern DHB takes great pride in the services provided and aim is to improve, promote and protect the health of our population. Southern DHB’s customers, patients, staff and communities are at the heart of everything they do.Southern DHB is undergoing significant transformation, and with a focus on clinical and quality excellence, and on further enhancing organisational culture, the aim to make Southern DHB an employer of choice. In order to achieve this, Southern DHB are committed to putting the right people, with the right skills, into the right roles.

Southern District Health Board are now seeking a Chief Allied Health, Scientific & Technical Officer. Reporting directly to the Chief Executive Officer you will have professional leadership responsibility for all our allied health, scientific and technical staff. Working in partnership with the other Executive Directors to ensure both operational and professional direction of the Southern DHB are aligned, you will have exemplary relationship management skills and demonstrate a high level of professional credibility. This is a very broad role where you will represent 24% of our workforce that includes more than 30 discrete professions each having their own professional identity, codes of ethics, practice competencies, workforce training and development needs. These workforces cover a range of health professions including regulated, self-regulated and unregulated staff committed to providing best in class patient care.

This is a challenging but extremely rewarding leadership role where your passion for your area and people in it spans a broad multidisciplinary remit.We are seeking applications from senior leaders with appropriate experience, qualifications and the personal qualities, who are looking to further their career with an invigorated organisation that is totally committed to making positive change.

The Southern districts of New Zealand offer the benefits of excellent amenities, first class primary through to tertiary education, affordable housing and outstanding recreational opportunities.

Applications Close: 21/10/2019

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