Rheumatic Fever Community / Sector Engagement Manager – Auckland District Health Board

Rheumatic Fever Community & Sector Engagement Manager
Auckland District Health Board (ADHB)
Fixed Term, June 2015 to June 2016

Are you passionate about community development to reduce health inequalities and support people to live healthier lives?
About the role:
The Rheumatic Fever (RHF) prevention project is one of ten Better Public Service results the Government has committed to for improving the lives of New Zealanders.  Our target is to reduce the incidence of RHF by two thirds to 1.4 cases per 100,000 people by 2017. Funding is secured for the management of Group A, Streptococcal throat infections in 11 priority populations across NZ. This role will be responsible for delivering against these expectations.

You will be working to develop, implement and lead the national Rheumatic Fever Awareness Campaign and its call-to-action: “To have every child’s sore throat checked every time”.

This is an important role that will see you will be working with key stakeholders, to co-design an approach that increases awareness of entitlement to free sore throat treatment and increases usage of sore throat clinics in the ADHB and WDHB target populations.

About you:
You will have at least 3 years of demonstrated experience working within the NZ health or social sector, and have provided leadership and advocacy for Maori and/or Pacific peoples in health settings.  You will have worked across sectors and be able to demonstrate your experience in working with a range of stakeholders to build effective relationships and achieve a common outcome. It would be an advantage, to have a working knowledge of the structure of the Primary Health Care environment and understand the social determinants of evidence-based public health responses. Excellent facilitation skills are essential, as is the ability to easily engage with our communities and various stakeholders involved with the delivery of RhF services (Maori and Pacific organisations, community, NGO and government).

If you are determined to lead change in the communities we serve and work for the wellbeing of New Zealanders, we would like to hear from you.

About us:
Auckland District Health Board (Auckland DHB) is one of the largest high quality health providers in New Zealand offering a wide range of clinical services to a large and diverse population. With recent Changes in structure and new leadership in place, the organisation is entering an exciting new phase in the enhanced development of programmes that enable patient, families and communities to participate as genuine partners in service design and delivery. The insights provided by our patients, families and communities are both enlightening and vital in providing consistently improving services.

Recruitment details…
It is highly recommended that you read through the Position Description prior to applying.  Click here to view a position description. This is a fixed term, 40 hours per week, Monday to Friday appointment, Specific (MoH) project for 12 months based in Greenlane.

Click the apply now link to submit your online application which should include a current CV and cover letter.

For any further confidential discussion, contact Tia Johnstone, Specialist Recruitment Consultant on 09 631 0710 or email tiaj@adhb.govt.nz quoting job reference 080209
Applications close 21st June 2015

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