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Clinical Executive – Mental Health and Addictions (H22_4045)

The MidCentral District Health Board serves a population of 186, 100, the majority of whom live in Palmerston North City. The District Health Board stretches across the North Island from the West to the East coast of New Zealand. Approximately 19% of the population is aged over 65 years and Māori make up over 21% of the DHB’s population. MidCentral DHB provides primary, secondary and tertiary health services to the region and has over 400 resourced beds in 3 locations: Palmerston North Hospital, Horowhenua Health Centre & Dannevirke Community Hospital.

MidCentral District Health Board (MDHB) has undergone a transformational change programme to firmly establish itself as a high performing health system that meets the current and future demands of its communities. A key component of the transformation change programme is the implementation of the Integrated Service Model – the vehicle by which MDHB has implemented the DHB’s strategy. At maturity, the Integrated Service Model will deliver an integrated health and social system that ensures individuals, patients, family/whanau and communities are the centre of everything they do.

The transformation will provide an improved service experience and a work environment where staff feel valued and empowered to carry out their work with excellence.

To achieve timely, efficient, and effective delivery of services to the community, health care teams within the district with common objectives will be organised into ‘clusters’ of capability. These clusters (formerly known as directorates) form the core of the Integrated Service Model. The Mental Health and Addictions directorate (Te Uru Ruahī) is responsible for mental health for adults, child and youth, and older persons inclusive of addictions across the district.

The Clinical Executive – Mental Health and Addictions role forms part of the Executive Leadership Team and is expected to contribute to overall organisation decision-making, communication, and building a high performing culture while demonstrating commitment to Treaty partnership through purposeful actions.

Working closely with the Operations Executive – Mental Health and Addictions, the Clinical Executive will be jointly accountable for co-designing and developing their directorate in partnership with internal and external stakeholders. Together the Operations Executive and Clinical Executive will lead the planning, procurement, delivery, monitoring, and evaluation of their services.

This Clinical Executive will have a relevant clinical qualification and established credibility in the Mental Health area. They are most likely to be a psychiatrist with a track record of providing clinical and specialist leadership in the planning, service design, procurement, delivery, monitoring and evaluation of services, whether that be in the home, in a primary or community setting, or in a hospital environment. They will demonstrate awareness and commitment to addressing equity issues across the sector.

Te Uru Rauhī (Mental Health & Addictions) is currently undergoing an exciting programme of change that establishes an integrated model of clinical service delivery. Under the banner of Te Mātāpuna o te Ora it establishes a locality based, contemporary model of care that will provide long term (Flexible Assertive Community Treatment model), time-limited and unplanned care services. We are currently in year one of a five-year programme of change. In addition, Te Uru Rauhī has also received funding for a new Acute Inpatient Unit. This is a greenfield site that will provide a modern, contemporary recovery orientated environment for those people that are acutely unwell. These programmes serve to provide greater access and more choices for people and their whānau across the continuum of care – primary, community and secondary. See more information about the transformation plan in the attached overview document in the candidate information document.

The Application Process:

For a confidential discussion and to learn more about this exciting opportunity please contact:

David Hughes

(M) +64(0)212 864 470 (E) dhughes@hardygroupintl.com

Applications Close: 03/06/2022