Deputy Chief Executive – Clinical Services

Deputy Chief Executive – Clinical Services

Business or Funding Manager

Join one of New Zealand’s leading critical and community healthcare organisations in a period of significant growth.

  • 8/10 – 10/10 position
  • Strategic Clinical Leader
  • Trusted advisor to Chief Executive and Board in Executive Leadership role

The role
We are looking for a trusted senior clinical leader for our client’s clinical workforce. As the most senior clinical position in a large, complex national organisation, the Deputy Chief Executive – Clinical Services is a member of the Executive Leadership Team and is responsible for contributing to strategic direction and providing strategic clinical advice to the Chief Executive and the Board.

Developing and overseeing successful delivery of the clinical component of the organisation’s strategy, the Deputy Chief Executive – Clinical Services ensures clinical capability is consistent by;

  • overseeing the continuing clinical development of the clinical workforce
  • providing subject matter expertise and guidance on clinical governance to support the organisation to deliver high quality services
  • driving an environment of ‘best practice’ – ultimately enhancing patient care.

Leading by example, the Deputy Chief Executive – Clinical Services instils clinical excellence across the organisation. This role will ensure robust clinical safety and quality processes and risk management arrangements are in place, while identifying opportunities for efficiency and continuous improvement in service delivery.
The role is responsible for driving change, innovation and improvement in overall healthcare delivery by developing and overseeing an effective clinical governance framework, including enhanced patient safety and quality measures, a comprehensive clinical risk register, and improved patient outcomes.

You will be a positive leader and role model, inspiring a diverse clinical workforce and building a supportive, fair and open culture of high performance, encouraging and enabling people to be the best they can.
Your background

  • A registered health practitioner, preferably with a specialist post graduate qualification
  • Experience working at a senior/general management level in a medium to large health organisation with responsibility for emergency/critical dependency services, and/or previous primary care experience
  • Experience with a large clinical workforce in a dynamic and complex organisation
  • Solid understanding of quality processes and risk management
  • An understanding of the importance of improving Hauroa Māori, and proven experience implementing initiatives that support this
  • A demonstrated commitment to the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi | Te Tiriti o Waitangi and valuing diversity.

The successful candidate will ideally be based in Auckland, or could live remotely and be prepared travel to Auckland on a weekly basis for a number of days of the week.

Find out more
For further information or a confidential conversation please contact: Nichola Rawlence Director Cohesion Consulting 021 621 712
Or feel free to send your CV or a query to: nichola@

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