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Position Title: Allied Health Unit Manager (based in Dunedin Hospital)
Location: Otago
FTE (Hours): Permanent Full time (40hours/per week)
Date Posted: 08/01/2020
Application Closing Date: 26/01/2020 11PM
Job #: 059693
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Allied Health Unit Manager

  • Significant leadership role
  • Based at Dunedin Hospital
  • 1.0 FTE


About the opportunity

We are seeking an experienced health professional to lead our Allied Health Unit at Dunedin Hospital. We are looking for a dynamic individual who is interested in developing interdisciplinary team capability while delivering on the key accountabilities of operational leadership, service planning, quality and risk management, and financial performance.  The Unit is well established and there is plenty of momentum and improvement which has been led and embedded by operational and professional leaders. There is the opportunity is for you to drive that forward and help the allied health teams go from good to great.  There’s also a new Dunedin Hospital to look forward to in the future, so the timing is great to consider your next move!

This key position really has it all – team management, finances, day to day operations and plenty of scope for continuous improvement.


About you

It is essential that you are a registered allied health professional and have a background and experience in Allied Health leadership / management in order to build credibility with your team and hit the ground running.  It is a busy role, so coaching and leading your team to achieve timely and appropriate service outcomes, and working in partnership with Professional Leaders for accreditation, clinical pathway development and service improvement will be important.  You’ll bring fresh thinking, innovation and a commitment to service excellence and your interpersonal skills are second to none. 

The nature of our organisational structure and the range of vocations within Allied Health brings inherent challenges, so you will need to be an effective collaborator and communicator with excellent judgment and demonstrated success in working through others.  If you already have some management/coordination experience and want to step into a fulltime management role, tell us about your successes and learnings and what you think you could bring to this key role – we’d love to hear from you now.


About the Southern DHB

The Southern DHB has the largest regional coverage of all the New Zealand health boards, providing services to 350,000 people in diverse communities across a huge geographical area. We take pride in all the services we provide and our aim is to improve, promote and protect the health of our region. Our customers – patients, staff and communities - are at the forefront of everything we do.

About our locations

The Southern district offers the benefits of excellent amenities, first class primary through to tertiary education, affordable housing and outstanding recreational opportunities.  Whether it surfing, kayaking or sailing; skiing, hunting or fishing; theatre, live-music or art – there’s literally something for everyone.  Check out for what the region and we can offer you and your whanau.


Closing Date: Sunday, 26 January 2020

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

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