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Chief Medical Officer (H21_3608)

PHARMAC is the Government health agency that decides which medicines, medical devices and related products are funded for New Zealanders. PHARMAC’s identity Te Pātaka Whaioranga (‘the storehouse of wellbeing’), sums up the part we play in managing and safeguarding something that is valuable to all New Zealanders. Every year PHARMAC makes more medicines available for more New Zealanders and plays an active role in keeping New Zealanders healthy by funding medicines (including vaccines) and related products. New Zealanders benefit from this work when they get a prescription filled at the pharmacy, when they’re vaccinated for free or when they receive medicines in a public hospital. In the 2019/20 financial year, around 3.8 million New Zealanders benefited from funded medicines.

PHARMAC is currently looking to appoint a Chief Medical Officer to be part of their Senior Leadership Team and to be responsible for the development and delivery of PHARMAC’s clinical leadership strategy. The Chief Medical Officer will provide clinical governance and leadership from a clinical perspective and ensure the reliable clinical medical advice to PHARMAC.

The Chief Medical Officer will be an experienced senior manager with a proven track record managing change. The ideal person will have broad experience and/or knowledge in several areas including those outlined in the attached position description, of significant importance is a strong commitment to equity and insights as to how the current systems need to change to address inequity; an understanding of Te Tiriti o Waitangi and its application to the health sector and knowledge and/or willingness to learn Tikanga Māori and Te Ao Māori. The Chief Medical Officer will also have experience, confidence and ability to work in a public facing highly scrutinised political environment, including fronting the media. They will also be registered (NZ recognised) Medical Practitioner and preferably, a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators.

We invite qualified candidates to contact Pete Carter on +61 (0)448 729 077 or via email pcarter@hardygroupintl.com for a confidential discussion.

Applications Close: 19/07/2021