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Position Title: Programme Quality Lead – Pressure Injury Prevention
Location: Otago
FTE (Hours): 2 x Fixed Term, Part Time 0.4 FTE
Date Posted: 08/06/2018
Application Closing Date: Open
Job #: 055438d
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Programme Quality Lead – Pressure Injury Prevention

Dunedin based (District Wide Role)


  • 2 year Fixed-term (2 roles available with potential to combine for the right applicant)
  • 0.4  FTE Secondary Care focus
  • 0.4 FTE primary/community focus

Every year an estimated 55,000 new pressure injuries occur in New Zealand. Surely we can do better than that?! Bring your knowledge of quality frameworks to implement improvements and make a real difference to the lives of our patients.

About the Team


The Quality and Performance team of the Southern DHB is focused on providing performance improvements and solutions, to support efficiencies and improve the journey for both patients and staff alike.

Funding has been granted for two new roles to join this high-performing team, to plan and implement sustainable improvement activities targeting the six guiding principles of the ACC Pressure Injury Prevention and Management guide. One role will focus on Secondary care improvements while the second role will have a focus on community and primary care. These 2 roles can be combined for the right applicant.

About the Role

These roles will work across the District, taking a ‘whole of system’ approach aiming to reduce pressure injury patient harm. In conjunction with a range of stakeholders, you will facilitate the implementation of the ACC ‘guiding principles’ within your specific area while also working collaboratively to ensure a whole health system approach, ensuring a sustainable pressure injury prevention culture.


About You

You will be an excellent relationship builder with communication skills to match; you will be able to engage stakeholders at all levels in order to achieve deliverables in your role.

You will need to be a New Zealand Registered Health Care Professional, with a post-graduate qualification, ideally in wound care or a related field. You will have a working knowledge of quality frameworks and previous experience in improvement work.

You will be computer literate, with excellent communication and presentation skills and have a high level of attention to detail. Renowned for your professional yet relatable attitude, you will hold confidentiality in the highest regard and be comfortable with delivering outcomes on time, and to a high standard.

If this all sounds like you, and you are ready to take up your next health-care quality improvement challenge, then apply today! This is an exciting opportunity to make a new role your own, while making a tangible difference to the patient journey.

As this role is a fixed term role, we will consider a secondment opportunity for current staff, subject to prior approval from your current line Manager.

Closing Date: Open

For furher information please contact Sarah Burgess, Recruitment Advisor – Corporate and Women’s & Children’s Health Directorates. Phone: (03) 470 9462 or Email:

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