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Wanted: Practice Manager and Leader


The Kaipara Medical Centre is recruiting for a new Practice Manager. If you are an innovative and experienced leader then apply now for this this exciting role managing our busy GP practice, serving a diverse and largely rural community. 

  • Exciting leadership role
  • Drive a work culture where people strive for success and personal growth
  • Benefits of small, rural township on Auckland city's doorstep

About the business 

The Kaipara Medical Centre is a busy practice in the main street of Helensville. We serve a largely rural population but are just a 40-minute off-peak drive from central Auckland.

We have a full complement of seven GPs with 11 other nursing, administration and support staff. A far cry from when the local GP opened his sole-charge practice here some 50 years ago. 

We are proud of our heritage but equally excited about being at the forefront of primary health care now and into the future.

Northwest Auckland is growing rapidly and as such the needs of our practice are changing. Our population is increasingly diverse and disperse and includes the five marae of Ngāti Whātua o Kaipara.

About the role

You will be an experienced leader with the ability to take a team of dedicated staff on a journey of growth and positive change.

You will utilise your management and leadership skills and with the support of the Kaipara Medical Centre Board will work towards our strategic goals to:

  • Improve the health outcomes for the South Kaipara community.

  • Be recognised as a centre of excellence for rural health care.

  • Ensure the Kaipara Medical Centre is a financially sustainable business.

Benefits and perks

Enjoy the lifestyle of small-town New Zealand and still have access to the benefits of the city nearby.

Helensville township is well serviced with local amenities and is a short drive from beautiful beaches, including Muriwai in the west and Orewa in the northeast.  

Live locally or commute against the flow of Auckland traffic. 

Skills and experience

To be successful in this role you will need:

  • Proven team leadership skills and a clear understanding of the function of leadership. 

  • Experience spearheading and facilitating change. 

  • Experience leading teams of people and creating a work culture where people strive for success and personal growth.

  • A sound knowledge of HR practice and NZ employment law. 

  • A demonstrated ability to create and implement systems and processes to enhance efficiency and effectiveness. 

  • An understanding of health service delivery, patient care and follow-up systems. 

  • A thorough knowledge of the best medical practice management. 

  • An understanding of the importance of information technology and systems.

  • An understanding and respect for the practices, values and beliefs that uplift Māori health, and the health of other ethnic minorities.

  • Extensive communications skills and the ability to relate to both internal and external audiences including others in the health sector.

  • The confidence and knowledge to leverage business opportunities to ensure the Centre's financial sustainability.

You must have the right to live and work in New Zealand to apply for this job.

Applications close 5pm, Friday 22 March. 

A full job description is available on request from Jaime Rose-Peacock, people@kaiparamed.co.nz or 021 101 2633. 

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