Job Vacancy Details

2My Details
« Back to Vacancies List

Position Title: General Manager Medicine and Women's & Children's Health
Location: Otago/Southland
FTE (Hours): 1.0FTE
Date Posted: 04/09/2017
Application Closing Date: 24/09/2017 11PM
Position Description View Current Position Description

General Manager Medicine and Women’s & Children’s Health



  • SouthernDHB is in transformation mode
  • Here's an opportunity to make your mark as part of an operational refresh
  • With the added bonus of a new hospital on it's way!


Here at Southern DHB, we’re undergoing significant transformation, as we work towards the goal of becoming a clinically and financially sustainable organisation, supporting the communities we serve.   With a focus on clinical, quality, and business improvement, strengthened financial performance and developing our organisational culture  - we aim to make Southern DHB an employer of choice where our staff are valued and empowered and we can truly make a difference as we work towards a more patient-centred system.  In order to achieve this, we’re committed to putting the right people, with the right skills, into the right roles. 

A leadership opportunity is now available as General Manager in the newly created Medicine and Women’s & Children’s Health Directorate.   While having overall directorate management responsibilities, our GM roles work in partnership with Medical, Nursing and Allied Health leaders from both operational and professional leadership perspectives.

Highlighted in the position description are key requirements, such as “strategic, leading, operational, managing, contemporary, high quality, networking, district wide perspective and placing decision making processes close to where care happens”.   Crucial to a positive outcome for us is that unique blend of being an approachable people person who is comfortable taking a lead role, with the added challenge of being able to deliver the goods within the allocated resources of time, people and money. 

Is the role challenging?  Absolutely!   But the appetite for getting things right at Southern DHB is strong and we seek applications from appropriately experienced, qualified and talented individuals – preferably with experience relevant to Medicine and/or Women’s & Children’s Health who are looking to further their career with an invigorated organisation that is setting a new direction. 

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. 

Applications close:   24 September 2017

For a confidential discussion please contact Di Moate, Recruitment Advisor phone 0275709048 or email

How to Apply  
To apply for this position please click on the 'Apply Online' button and follow the instructions provided.
If you have any questions regarding this position please contact the Recruitment Advisor using the contact details given above.

To send your details in support of an application please click the button below.

« Back to Vacancies List