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Director of Women's Health

Once in a lifetime opportunity to lead the largest provider of women’s health services in Australasia

  • Lead the strategy, drive innovation and deliver top quality care across the directorate
  • Flexible clinical component of the role
  • Great location, within walking distance of all the main cultural, entertainment and commercial hubs, and Auckland domain park on the doorstep
The Opportunity
Due to an impending retirement, a rare opportunity exists for an innovative leader with a passion for woman-centred care to lead the largest provider of women’s health services in Australasia.

The Director Women’s Health will provide contemporary clinical leadership, strategic direction, and overall management to a collaborative multi-disciplinary team of health professionals in Auckland District Health Board (ADHB)’s Women’s Health Directorate. 

The Director Women’s Health will be responsible for leading the development and implementation of the Directorate’s strategic and business plans. You will take ownership of the annual operating budget and drive performance against internal and external financial targets and obligations. In addition, the Director Women’s Health will work collaboratively will the Ministry of Health and other DHBs to ensure funding for tertiary and quaternary care is appropriate and to develop innovative women’s health care pathways. 

Clinical risk and governance, developing sustainable models of care, implementing contemporary practices and quality improvement initiatives will be key responsibilities of this role, alongside providing operational direction aligned with the ADHB strategic priorities.

The structure of the position is negotiable with a minimum 0.7 FTE dedicated to Directorate leadership. The clinical component of the role can be created as desired, and is flexible, up to 0.3 FTE.

The Health Service
Auckland District Health Board has 3 major facilities including New Zealand’s largest public hospital as well as the largest clinical research facility. There are approximately one million patient contacts each year, including local hospital and outpatient services. ADHB employs over 10,000 highly skilled clinical and non-clinical professionals and is recognised for providing timely and effective services that its communities can rely on. The health service has an international reputation and is renowned academically with close ties to the local university.

The Location
Located in the upper North Island, Auckland is home to over 1.5 million people; a blend of sophisticated city living and outdoor beauty makes it one of the most desirable places to live in New Zealand. 

The city enjoys a mild, sub-tropical climate and diverse landscape ranging from beaches, bush-clad hills to native forest and Gulf Islands. Here you can bungy jump from the tallest building in the Southern Hemisphere, climb a volcano and go whale watching in the same day, and enjoy a music festival, cultural show, or concert in the evening. The city is home to numerous galleries and museums and boutique shopping. 

From the best education in New Zealand, exceptional sports, world-class restaurants to a thriving arts and culture scene there is something here for everyone. 

Essential Criteria
You will have an outstanding clinical record in a discipline relevant to the directorate and will be highly respected as an opinion leader amongst your professional peers, demonstrating your experience in delivering effective, sustainable healthcare services in a large, multifaceted healthcare environment including staff management, financial management and change management. 

To be successful in this role you must be eligible for registration with the relevant regulatory body. If you are unsure if you meet the selection criteria please forward a copy of your most recent resume and I will assess your eligibility and advise you of your options. 

This amazing opportunity is already attracting significant interest. Please contact Hayley Yeeles urgently and in confidence to learn more.

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