MAHITAHI HAUORA - Neighbourhood Healthcare Home Improvement Partner


Neighbourhood Healthcare Home Improvement Partner

Supporting change and improving Primary Health service delivery


Are you a passionate about supporting transformational change and improve service delivery in primary health?

Mahitahi Hauora is a newly formed primary health entity established to transform how primary healthcare is delivered in Northland.  Our vision is to support a primary health care system that sustains equitable self-determined wellbeing and ensures every person in Northland can live a long and healthy life. 

Over 150 practices in New Zealand, 16 in Northland are already implementing the Heath Care Home model and are working towards a whānau-cantered approach by providing:

  • Convenient and flexible appointments 
  • Access to a broader range of services 
  • A team approach to whānau care
  • Improved business efficiencies

The principal objective of the program is to implement, promote, oversee, and maintain the HCH Model of Care introduction. Critical for the success of this program is the facilitator working closely with General Practice teams to understand their needs and plans to develop their work environment, care delivery, and outcomes.

To be a Neighbourhood Healthcare Home Improvement partner, ideally you will have worked in primary health, however if you are passionate about improving primary healthcare service delivery, supporting practices and providers that are delivering the services, and have some form of healthcare background, then this opportunity could be for you.  This is a busy role that would suit someone with change manager experience and an understanding of LEAN methodologies.

This role would also suit a relationship driven person who likes to make a difference, enjoys an autonomous role while also being an integral part of a team.

The role requires someone with:

  • The ability to develop strong relationships with health professionals, clinicians and partners in primary care
  • Experience in facilitation of organisational change, and implementation of new strategies and initiatives including LEAN methodology
  • Proven ability to engage with and influence people to adopt new models or systems
  • High level of IT competency including MS suite
  • Excellence in verbal and written communications
  • A commitment to quality improvement in general practice and primary healthcare
  • Willing to travel across Northland

You must have an unencumbered NZ Driver Licence and the legal right to work in NZ.  Health professionals will be supported to maintain their Annual Practising Certificate.

For further information please download a position description for this role.

If you have the above skills and are committed to supporting and developing primary locality networks to deliver wellbeing initiatives, then please apply.

If you have the skills and experience detailed, please apply by forwarding your Covering letter, CV and Application for Employment to Joanne Mason, HR Assistant, at


Applications Close:    Thursday 2 July 2020 

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