Lead and influence cardiovascular care across New Zealand as Director, Cardiovascular Services.

Australia (AU)
28 Mar 2018
25 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Full Time


A rare opportunity exists for a clinical leader with a passion for patient-focused care to provide strategic development and medical leadership to the Cardiovascular Directorate at Auckland District Health Board.

Key highlights

  • Lead a highly regarded service encompassing cardiology, cardiothoracic and vascular surgery, and cardiothoracic and vascular intensive care unit services
  • Develop and implement strategy and deliver high-quality care 
  • The clinical component of the role designed around your interests
  • Competitive remuneration including 6 weeks annual leave, professional development allowance and relocation package
  • FREE Regulatory & Migration consultation with our on-site team to help manage your registration & VISA paperwork
  • Great location, within walking distance of all the main cultural, entertainment and commercial hubs, and Auckland domain park on the doorstep

The Director, Cardiovascular Services will provide overall management to a highly-skilled and diverse multi-disciplinary team of health professionals. The Directorate provides national, regional, and local cardiology, cardiothoracic and vascular surgery, and cardiothoracic and vascular intensive care unit services. The Directorate also delivers the national heart and lung transplant service.

The Director 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.

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 Auckland District Health Board 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.

Keys to success

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 your strong communication skills will encourage collaborative and collegiate relationships across multi-disciplinary teams to ensure the best possible service is delivered.

“It has been a privilege to have worked in this role for the last four years. There is lots of great clinical work being done across the cardiovascular service. The staff value excellent clinical care and are at their best in challenging circumstances. It’s been a challenging role and there’s been a lot to learn. I think there’s a strong base to work with for further improvement. I’m going to watch with great interest to see how the Directorate progresses over the next few years.” Dr Mark Edwards, outgoing Director, Cardiovascular Services, Auckland DHB

If you believe you have the expertise, drive and commitment to continue moving the delivery of Cardiovascular Services forward, we'd love to hear from you.

Register your interest and receive your FREE comprehensive brochure outlining the significant professional and lifestyle benefits, this exciting opportunity has to offer.


Alternatively, contact Hayley Nault in confidence to learn more on:

Hayley Nault

Wavelength International


+61 2 8353 9085