Operations Manager (Reablement Services / Palliative Care) – Auckland District Health Board

    Drive service outcomes, continuous improvement and quality
    Provide management and leadership to the service
    Stepping stone to General Manager role
    Attractive remuneration package
    Fixed term until July 2016

An opportunity exists for an experienced and motivated Operations Manager to join Auckland District Health Board (ADHB) for a fixed term period as we integrate our new clinical leadership model. Our aim is to place accountability as close to the patient as possible and, as much as possible, ensure teams are clustered around common patient groups with a focus on clinical quality, safety and health outcomes whilst delivering economic sustainability.

This is an exciting role working in partnership with the clinical leaders for Reablement and Palliative Care Services to provide leadership and effective day-to-day operational management of the clinical services in line with ADHB’s and the Directorate’s strategy and goals. The Community and Long Term Conditions Directorate plans significant transformation of service delivery models and is working towards a locality service delivery structure, integrated with primary care and other community providers. This role will be pivotal in supporting the leaders in delivering this change whilst maintaining a strong focus on high quality service delivery and the achievement of financial, human resource and quality performance standards.

As the Operations Manager for the newly grouped Reablement Services and Palliative Care Service you will:

Ensure day-to-day operational performance across the portfolio of services
Ensure service continuity and productivity is maintained through effective planning and alignment of capacity to demand
Ensure sustainable financial performance and lead financial improvements
Participate in and lead change and improvement initiatives
Support the development of business cases
Provide management and leadership to Reablement Services and the Palliative Care Service, supporting the clinical team to deliver local and national performance standards

This is a portfolio role that plays an integral part in the leadership of Community & Long Term Conditions Directorate. The portfolio includes a workforce of approximately 200 FTE and includes a team of medical, allied health, nursing and administrative staff. You may be required to cover other services as required.

You will be tertiary qualified with a track record of success in business and financial management, preferably within the New Zealand health sector. You will have demonstrated the ability to lead performance improvement, innovation and efficiency in a complex environment and will possess a depth of leadership experience with a collaborative style. Most importantly, you will have a passion to improve the patient’s experience and health outcomes whilst delivering the health targets within available resources. This is an excellent opportunity to grow your career in management and leadership.

This is a fixed term, full time role based across Auckland City Hospital, Greenlane and Pt Chevalier sites starting as soon as possible.

For general queries about the role please contact Briar McKendry (Recruitment Consultant) at bmckendry@adhb.govt.nz.

For initial confidential enquiries please contact Alex Pimm (General Manager, Community & Long Term Conditions Directorate) at apimm@adhb.govt.nz

To apply please visit www.careers.adhb.govt.nz quoting position number 087011 or click the “Apply” link.

Applications for this position close 18 October 2015.

Auckland DHB is committed to the application of the Vulnerable Children Act 2014 and its intent to improve the safety of all children. This position is not a Children’s Worker as defined by the Act.

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