Executive Clinical Director, Cancer Services CCDHB

Wellington (NZ)
08 Feb 2019
28 Feb 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

This is a new executive clinical leadership role with the accountability to lead the development of cancer services for the sub region. The role will be required to take a whole-of-system view and work with Wairarapa DHB, Hutt Valley DHB and other providers to develop local, 3DHB and regional models of care.

We are looking for an executive clinical director with a cancer speciality or palliative care background reporting to the chief medical officer of Capital and Coast District Health Board (CCDHB).

This is an:

  • exciting leadership opportunity for an experienced senior medical officer preferably from the specialties of medical oncology, haematology, palliative care or radiation oncology
  • opportunity to work with clinical services to develop new models of care as well as new ways of working across the heath system including community, and secondary care settings
  • opportunity for an exceptional leader to work in partnership with senior management to drive excellence in service delivery and achieve operational and financial results in an environment of resource constraints.

This role is directly responsible for the clinical services within the Wellington Blood and Cancer Centre (WBCC), delivering cancer services across medical oncology, palliative care, haematology and radiation and oncology in hospital, ambulatory and community settings for the region.

The role also has responsibilities, in partnership with senior clinicians, to lead the development of a strategic plan for cancer services including the design of future service delivery models and championing a common purpose and alignment of cancer services in CCDHB and across the central region.

Twenty hours per week are allocated to the clinical director for management and leadership responsibilities and the remainder of this full time role is in a senior medical officer capacity within the DHB cancer services.

Key criteria for success in this position include:

  • Experience in shaping and implementing strategic initiatives
  • An in-depth knowledge of the health sector
  • Previous success in a clinical leadership role
  • Outstanding leadership, presentation and interpersonal skills
  • A collaborative and positive working style
  • Commitment to driving performance improvement to bring about change and achieve results
  • An in-depth understanding of clinical governance and quality and risk systems

To be considered for this role, you will be vocationally registered with the MCNZ.

If you would like to discuss this role further please contact John Tait, Chief Medical Officer.

How to apply

To discuss the role please contact John Tait or Carey Virtue. Expressions of interest including covering letter and CV can be sent directly to Sue Scott HR Manager at sue.scott@ccdhb.org.nz

To apply, please click the apply button.

Applications close on Thursday, 28 February 2019.

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