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Chief Medical Officer, Primary Care (H20_3609)

Waikato District Health Board serves a population of over 400,000 people and also provides tertiary-level services to the Midland Region, with a population of over 840,000. Waikato DHB has the fifth largest of the country's DHB’s by population. The principal iwi (Māori tribal groups) in the Waikato DHB district are Hauraki, Ngāti Maniapoto, Ngāti Raukawa, and Waikato. Ngāti Tūwharetoa and Whanganui iwi groups also reside within the district and a significant number of Māori living here affiliate to iwi outside the district.

There are 10 territorial local authorities within Waikato DHB boundaries – Hamilton City, Hauraki, Matamata-Piako, Otorohanga, (part of) Ruapehu, South Waikato, Thames-Coromandel, Waikato, Waipa, and Waitomo.

The DHB provides direct hospital and healthcare services to the district at:

  • five hospital sites including a tertiary teaching hospital (Waikato Hospital in Hamilton), a secondary hospital in Thames, and three rural hospitals in Tokoroa, Te Kuiti and Taumarunui
  • two continuing care facilities
  • community based services
  • population health services

The DHB also works in partnership with non-government organisations (NGOs), primary health care organisations (PHOs), pharmacies and laboratories to provide community services.

A Chief Medical Officer, Primary Care is now sought to participate as an integral member of the health service executive team and provide leadership in addressing the primary care needs of the community and contribute to improved integration between primary, secondary and tertiary services. This role will play an important part in contributing to the achievement of one of the stated goals of Waikato DHB which is to enhance the capacity and capability of primary and community healthcare.

Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer the Chief Medical Officer Primary Care will have had at least 7 year’s experience as a General Practitioner, demonstrated achievement as a senior medical leader and in overseeing clinical governance systems.The role will suit a medical professional with a passion for primary health care and a clear understanding of and commitment to addressing health equity.

We invite qualified candidates to contact Liz Hlipala on +61 (0)401 122 301 or via email lhlipla@hardygroupintl.com for a confidential discussion.

Applications Close: 19/03/2021