Vacancies

Clinical Quality Coordinator

Mawhera Greymouth
Permanent Position
32 – 40 hours per week (0.8 – 1 FTE).
$85,000 - $95,000 per annum

The West Coast Primary Health Organisation is a non-government organisation (NGO) that exists to improve the wellbeing of the people of the beautiful West Coast. As a community trust we are governed by a Board of Trustees with representation from the health workforce, Māori health providers, iwi, and the local community. At the PHO we are committed to growing and supporting primary care in our communities, providing top quality healthcare services, and working to eliminate health inequities.

Are you a new or mid-career clinician looking to move into a system level role?  At the PHO we are expanding our clinical programmes, and reviewing the ones we currently offer, in order to improve equity outcomes, continue to develop clinical excellence, and improve whanau and consumer experience.  We are also working to improve the quality of our data and reporting so that we can make excellent decisions around investment into primary care. 

This new role will support our clinical leaders with this workplan.  The successful candidate will also have the opportunity to develop their own areas of interest.  If you are looking to move into a leadership role then this position is a great step towards that goal. 

What we are looking for:

Demonstrated understanding of Te Tiriti o Waitangi and committed to eliminating health inequities.   
Knowledge of primary care.
Excellent interpersonal and relationship management skills in order to network effectively within the health sector and build collaborative relationships.
Effective presentation and facilitation and communication skills.
An understanding of the importance of following evidence-based models, policies, practices and procedures.
Data and digital savvy. 
Full clean NZ Driver Licence

This is an amazing opportunity to join a supportive, engaging and passionate work environment, where people are our true focus. We will offer you continued education, career development and growth.

Please note that the Primary Health Organisation requires workers based in General Practice to be vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Should an applicant progress through the recruitment process they will be required to prove vaccination status.  The PHO supports vaccination as a necessary and important part of health protection. 

Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa for at least 12 months and must already be in the country to be considered for this role. 

Applications close Monday 15 April 2024.

For a position description and application form, please email Roz Stuart at roz.stuart@westcoastpho.org.nz

 

Health Coach

West Coast PHO
Hokitika, West Coast
Part time
$30.20 per hour

Hokitika 
Permanent Position

Part-time - 16-20 hours per week
$30.20 per hour

The West Coast Primary Health Organisation is a non-government organisation (NGO) that exists to improve the wellbeing of the people of the beautiful West Coast. As a community trust we are governed by a Board of Trustees with representation from the health workforce, Māori health providers, iwi, and the local community. At the PHO we are committed to growing and supporting primary care in our communities, providing top quality healthcare services, and working to eliminate health inequities.

Our Health Coaches are embedded into General Practice and work in partnership with people experiencing diverse range of issues that affect their health and wellbeing. The Health Coach (HC) provides support to individuals and their whānau to meet their self-identified goals, help them understand the general practice team’s advice, discuss how they feel about that advice, and find ways to use the advice to improve their wellbeing.

What we are looking for:

Empathetic, open-minded people who can connect with a wide range of individuals and whānau from various backgrounds and cultures.
Experience in health coaching, navigation, peer support, advocacy or similar.
A relevant health or wellbeing qualification is favourable but not essential.
Ability to work at a fast pace with a flexible schedule in a varied general practice environment
Knowledge, familiarity of Te Reo Māori, tikanga Māori and working in a range of Māori settings or genuine commitment to build knowledge and skills in this area
Committed to ongoing professional development/education
Full clean NZ Driver Licence

This is an amazing opportunity to join a supportive, engaging and passionate work environment, where people are our true focus. We will offer you continued education, career development and growth.

Please note that the Primary Health Organisation requires workers based in General Practice to be vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Should an applicant progress through the recruitment process they will be required to prove vaccination status.

Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa for at least 12 months and must already be in the country to be considered for this role. 

Applications close Thursday 28th March 2023.

For a position description and application form, please email Roz Stuart at roz.stuart@westcoastpho.org.nz

 

Health Improvement Practitioner

Location – Hokitika
Rate: $94,500 per annum (1 FTE)
Hours: 0.6 FTE
Type: Permanent, part-time

The West Coast Primary Health Organisation is a non-government organisation (NGO) that exists to improve the wellbeing of the people of the beautiful West Coast. As a community trust we are governed by a Board of Trustees with representation from the health workforce, Māori health providers, iwi, and the local community. At the PHO we are committed to growing and supporting primary care in our communities, providing top quality healthcare services, and working to eliminate health inequities.

We are looking for Health Improvement Practitioners (HIP) to work in either  Hokitika and Greymouth. Our HIP’s are embedded into General Practice teams and offer free consultation-based behavioural interventions to families, group and individuals. You will work collaboratively with the wider Practice team and the team at the PHO to support the patient to identify and activate behavioural changes to improve their wellbeing.

A little more about you:

  • Relevant qualification in psychology, occupational therapist, social worker or mental health nursing
  • Relevant professional registration with a current NZ practising certificate e.g: counsellor, physiotherapist, occupational therapist, social worker or nursing
  • Experience working with youth and adults using evidence based brief intervention strategies eg: CBT, ACT and FACT
  • Previous experience working in a GP, primary care and/or community setting with a willingness to engage in evidence-based psychological brief interventions training and work in line with the stepped care model
  • Knowledge of, and experience in applying, the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi in your work
  • The ability to engage effectively with clients, GP teams and other health professionals.
  • A true passion and desire to help others with empathy and compassion.

This is an amazing opportunity to join a supportive, engaging and passionate work environment, where people are our true focus. We will offer you continued career development and growth, re-location allowance if needed, support your registration and so much more. 

For a position description and application form, please email Ayla Tranter at ayla.tranter@westcoastpho.org.nz