Information about employment within Te Awakairangi Health Network and current vacancies

A range of opportunities exists in the 20 practices that are part of our Network.   These include General Practitioner and Practice Nurse roles in small, medium and large teams.  All of these teams employ administration staff including receptionists, accounts staff and managers who provide frontline services and keep the businesses running smoothly.

TeAHN directly employs a team of around 50 staff including people who provide services directly to patients and support general practices within our network.

Current Vacancies

Team Leader Practice Liaison

  • An exciting opportunity to lead a small team of people supporting local General Practices
  • Key role with the capacity to influence, particularly in relation to improving equity of health services
  • Primary care-based, whole of system focus
  • Ideally, you will be an experienced leader with knowledge of project/programme management
  • Join a dynamic, innovative and progressive organisation
  • Hutt Valley-based
  • Flexible hours – Full time.

Te Awakairangi Health Network is a dynamic and innovative organisation that plans, funds and provides a wide range of primary health care services to people living in the Hutt Valley.

We are seeking a skilled person with strong relationship skills to lead a team that work across our practice and provider network in assisting them to develop, deliver and extend the services offered to our local population, with a focus on improving equity across the system.   You will be leading the development, implementation, and facilitation of programmes, projects and services; seeking to integrate existing providers and extend services; making effective use of the resources available, and be committed to improving the equity, and quality, of health service provision.

We are looking for a dynamic and enthusiastic team player with the following skills and attributes:

  • An acknowledged and respected leader with experience and interest in developing health programmes that improve patient outcomes and contributing to the integration of services and the improvement of health equity across the system
  • Effective relationship building and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated results in leading, developing and facilitating programmes and engaging other health care professionals, including Maori and Pasifika providers, in delivering these
  • An understanding of the general practice context, culture and its role as a provider in the wider healthcare system
  • Familiarity with integration initiatives across primary/secondary care and emerging health care home models
  • A well organised, self-starter who thrives in a team environment
  • An adaptable presentation style that enables delivery of key messages to different audiences across different cultural spectrums
  • Effective report writing, presentation and project management skills

Further information, including a job description and an application for employment form, is available from [email protected] or ph 04 566 5320.

Applications close 12:00pm Sunday, 17 November 2019

Only applicants with New Zealand residency or a valid NZ work permit for the full term of employment will be considered.

Long Term Conditions Facilitator (.3FTE – 12 hours/week)

The Long Term Conditions (LTC) Facilitator is a fixed term role supporting the Long Term Conditions programme which aims to improve outcomes for people through practice planning, and comprehensive, flexible and customised care for individuals.

The LTC Facilitator works with primary care practice teams to facilitate practice planning, claiming and monitoring of long term condition services and expected patient outcomes.  The role will work closely with TeAHN clinical programme facilitators, the Health Care Home team and clinical pharmacists. It will require flexibility to work across programmes, with the ability to align and deliver consistent services to Hutt Valley general practice teams.  While being flexible is key, the following will be critical to performing well in this role.

  • Clinical background, e.g. nursing, therapies, pharmacy, ideally with an understanding of primary care and preferably long term conditions management
  • Partnering with, and empowering practices on their journey of change
  • Strong relationship skills
  • Strong data and financial skills
  • Self starter and be able to progress your work with minimal supervision
  • An understanding of principles around health equity and the capacity to translate this into action
  • Be confident to support general practice teams to plan, develop and embed the changes needed to successfully implement their Long Term Conditions plans
  • A commitment to the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi – partnership, protection and participation – and comfortable working with Māori organisations and communities

TeAHN is based in Lower Hutt, and the role is 0.3FTE (12 hours/week) on a fixed term basis to 30 June 2021.

Te Awakairangi Health Network is a dynamic and innovative organisation that plans, funds and provides a wide range of primary care health services to people living in the Hutt Valley.

Further information, including a job description and an Application for Employment form, is available from [email protected]  or phone 04 570 3035.  Applications close 5.00pm on Sunday, 24 November 2019.

Only applicants with New Zealand residency or a valid NZ work permit for the full term of employment will be considered.

Do you have a vacancy to fill?

Contact [email protected] or phone (04) 566 5320 if you would like to include your job vacancy information on this page.

Associated wanted – Kopata Medical Centre

Central Hutt Valley: Long term associate 6 – 8 months but very flexible, to join supportive team in established three doctor practice.  Happy to provide support towards fellowship, good renumeration.  Flexible start date asap.  Please email [email protected] Attention: Sonita Louw.  Click here for more information.

General Practitioner, Muritai Health Centre

Our seaside Practice, located in Eastbourne, Wellington,  requires a permanent GP from November 2019.   We have flexibility around sessions and hours, please contact us for further details.

Our Practice comprises of 5 GPs , 3 nurses and 3 administration staff, in pleasant premises, providing high-quality health care to just over 3,600 patients.   We are Cornerstone Accredited, use Medtech 32 and are working in year 1 of Health Care Home.  We are a teaching practice for 4th year medical students.

Eastbourne is a lovely seaside village, only 30 mins drive from central Wellington. It borders the regional park with lots of easy access to walking tracks. This is a lovely, safe place to raise a family or just to enjoy the lifestyle.   Swim after work, or stroll through the lovely bush walks!

Please email [email protected] or phone the Practice Manager, Briar Bloomfield 04 5627606 or 0276788924.

Muritai Health Centre, 149 Muritai Road, Eastbourne

Practice Nurse needed for Waiwhetu Medical Centre

An Iwi based practice with a varied client base. A large component of high needs patients.

A Health Care Home practice with a great vision for the future. Highly motivated to keep moving forward.

We are looking for an experienced Practice Nurse who loves a challenge and is excited about the future of Primary Care. Either full time or 4 days Tuesday – Friday.

Please contact either Trish – [email protected]  or Vicki  – [email protected] (Joint Practice Managers)

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