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Position Title: Service Manager - Oral Health
Location: Otago/Southland
FTE (Hours): 1.0 FTE / 40 hours per week
Date Posted: 07/10/2019
Application Closing Date: 20/10/2019 11PM
Job #: 059814
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Service Manager - Oral Health 

  • Lead from the front!
  • Your chance to be involved in shaping our future 
  • Opportunity to be based in Southland Hospital or Dunedin, however a regular presence is required on both sites so willingness to travel is essential.

About Us
Here at Southern DHB, we’re up to the challenge of realising our vision of Better Health, Better Lives, Whanau Ora; and to help us achieve this we’re very focused on bringing into our organisation people who display our values of being Kind, Open and Positive, with a sense of Community. 

About the Opportunity
This leadership opportunity works across Southland and the Otago regions, including north Otago and Central Otago and leads and drives a large community focussed multi-disciplinary oral health team. This role has a strong strategic, service development and quality improvement focus that will see you working in partnership across the health system, to align with our vision and values.

No two days in this role will be the same as you will be managing a high performing team who value patient centred care. Your strong leadership skills will be invaluable to the success of your team. Key responsibilities are a focus on excellence in Business Planning and Service Delivery, Staff Management and Planning, Financial and Strategic Management and Quality and Risk Management and streamlining other systems and processes within the service. Some of the services are provided on our behalf by the Dental School which means excellent stakeholder engagement and contract management skills are essential.

About you
With tertiary qualifications (ideally in Health or Management), and leadership experience in a similar and relevant position elsewhere, your contribution will be valued and appreciated. You can’t do this alone however, so your ability to lead and engage, and your approachability and commitment to success will be evident in the roles you’ve held previously and your aspirations for the future.  There is appetite for change at Southern DHB, and we want you to help shape our future.

About the Location
At the very top of the list of reasons to join us at Southern DHB is the lifestyle. We’re home to the most beautiful landscapes in NZ, if it’s the great outdoors that presses your buttons; and we’re within easy reach of the likes of Queenstown if it's adrenalin you seek. It’s all here - the opportunity to create a fantastic work / life balance is waiting for you!

The Southern district offers the benefits of excellent amenities, first class primary through to tertiary education, affordable housing, minimal traffic and friendly locals, but with the same sporting and cultural activities you’d find anywhere else. Whether it's surfing, kayaking or sailing; skiing, hunting or fishing; theatre, live-music or art – there’s literally something for everyone. Check out and for what the region, and we, can offer you and your whanau.

Working in partnership with clinical and other staff, the Service Manager will contribute to strategic and operational management in a way that is consistent with the organisation’s vision and values.

Closing Date: Sunday, 20 October 2019

For further information please contact Jan Strachan, Recruitment Advisor – Strategy, Primary and Community Directorate, Phone (03) 214 5770 or Email:  

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