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Position Title: Project Manager
Location: Otago
FTE (Hours): 1.0FTE (40 hours per week)
Date Posted: 03/02/2021
Application Closing Date: 25/02/2021 11PM
Job #: 065072
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Project Manager
Strategy and Planning, Dunedin
•    Fixed term full time position (40 hours/per week)
•    Project until 30 June 2022 
•    District wide scope with travel required

Our Strategy and Planning team have a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Project Manager to join the team. 

About the Opportunity
Reporting to the Manager Strategy and Planning, this critical role has been developed to work as part of a team to plan and integrate the Ministry of Health’s Sustainability project. This project will be working on the primary and community care model across the various Southern DHB’s health system.

This role will initially involve planning and project managing the Southern DHB approach to an integrated primary and community care model, and its roll out in identified areas such as:  Frail Elderly and Care Coordination, Integrated services for high needs whanau in South Dunedin, Primary Maternity,  Acute and Urgent care, and Community diagnostics. As Project Manager, you will play a lead role in planning, executing, monitoring and controlling the project objectives.  

About you
This is a role where your exemplary aptitude for project management will be well utilised. You will be working with a wide variety of clinical and non-clinical persons to develop connected and responsive clinical partnerships from across the interlocking parts of the health system. You will be able to adapt and respond to enthusiastic stakeholders in an environment that is complex and challenging.  In addition, your networking and facilitation skills will be necessary to deliver a coherent and feasible model of care.

You will have 5+ years’ experience in project management, ideally in a health-related field.

You will need to be resilient, persistent and focused on the end goals as we want to make a significant difference, but you will be supported by extremely professional colleagues all dedicated to lifting the bar. This really is a unique opportunity to help set us up for the future as we continue to transform the models of care and services we provide to our diverse communities.  

If you are looking for a challenging role with great job satisfaction, then apply now!

About Southern DHB
Southern District Health Board (Southern DHB) exists to support everyone across our district to live well, and access the right care when they need it, by delivering high quality, patient-centred and equitable health services to our diverse communities.

The location 
The Southern district offers the benefits of excellent amenities, first class primary through to tertiary education, and outstanding recreational opportunities.  Whether its surfing, kayaking or sailing; skiing, hunting or fishing; theatre; live-music; or art – there is something for everyone.  Check out for what the region and we can offer you and your family.
Closing Date: Thursday, 25 February 2021 
Please note that we may begin shortlisting as we receive applications and could withdraw the advertising at any time.

For further information please contact Theonette Ramsden, Recruitment Advisor – Strategy, Primary and Community Directorate, phone (03) 214 5770 or email:

Children’s Act 2014
Due to this position having contact with children and the SDHB’s commitment to child protection, you will be subject to ‘safety checks’ under the Children’s Act at the time of hire and thereafter as per the relevant legislation.

Pre-Employment Occupational Health Assessment
In the interests of protecting our people and our patients, all appointments will be subject to an Occupational Health Assessment to confirm suitability and fitness to work in the role you are being considered for.

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