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Quality Improvement Advisor, Māori

Quality Improvement Advisor, Māori

Quality Improvement Advisor, Māori

Health Quality & Safety Commission

Closing Date : 27 Jun 2019

Wellington based

Ngākau tuwhera - Open
Te tāpiri uara - Adding value
Whakahohe - Energising
Mō te iwi - It's about people
Kotahitanga - Together

The Quality Improvement Advisor, Māori is a newly created position at the Health Quality and Safety Commission. It will focus on supporting quality improvement approaches and methods with the prime purpose of advancing Māori health, within the context of the organisation's contribution to supporting the Crown's obligation to Māori under Te Tiriti o Waitangi.

A key function of this role is to build improvement capability across the sector that specifically focusses on issues of quality and safety for Māori. You will facilitate and support the formulation of a Māori quality improvement approach that will help define, and be integrated into, the Commission's improvement programmes. You will need to demonstrate an understanding of improvement tools, resources and their application.

To be successful in this position you will need a sound knowledge of Te Tiriti o Waitangi and its application to Māori advancement and equity in the health and disability sector and an understanding of tikanga Māori and te reo. You will also have strong connections with Māori health and community networks, to actively inform, support and challenge our approaches to quality improvement activities, given our priority to advance Māori health.

The Health Quality and Safety Commission is a stand-alone Crown entity with a Board responsible to the Minister of Health. The Commission is responsible for assisting providers across the whole health and disability sector, both private and public, to improve service safety and quality and therefore outcomes for all those who use these services in New Zealand.

A position description and the application form for the role may be downloaded from our website: 

For further information, please email Lisa Clyde on  or 021 2488 190.

Applications close 5pm Thursday, 27 June 2019.

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