Last updated 10/07/2014

The Commission a number of vacancies at present – please click the links below for more information.

Project Managers (3 positions) 

The Project Manager roles are being established to lead and work across its quality improvement programmes, with a current focus on medication safety, infection prevention and control, reducing harm from falls and perioperative harm.

To succeed in these roles you will have worked in the health and disability sector at a national level and have the flexibility to adapt and thrive in a dynamic environment that is highly visible.

A major component of the role is managing relationships within the organisation and across diverse groups in the health and disability sector. Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills are essential.

You will have a track record in managing projects that deliver results on time and within budget in a changing environment focused on improving safety and quality.

This is your opportunity to join a dedicated team where the best care of people is central to the work they do. If you meet the above criteria and have a relevant tertiary qualification, apply now. You will work with a great team and will get all the support required to succeed in the role.

The position description and application form can be downloaded below. For further information contact Lyn Harrison on 027 245 2477 and to apply for the role please forward your CV, covering letter and application form to Lyn at

Applications close on Friday 11 July 2014.

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Electronic Medicines Management (4 positions) 

Improving the way that medicines are managed in the health system is a priority for the health and disability sector. Improvements will result in better quality of care, improved patient safety, and a more efficient health system.

Implementing nationally consistent information technology solutions is an important element of these improvements. Significant progress has been made in electronic Prescribing and Administration, and electronic Medicines Reconciliation.

The eMedicines (Hospital) Programme is entering a new stage in its evolution. Early adopter projects are advancing based on common versions of software and there is sector commitment to further implementations. The frameworks for vendor engagement are broadly in place.

Over the coming year the role of the Programme will shift to supporting sector implementation and the ongoing enhancement of and integration with relevant IT solutions.

The Health Quality and Safety Commission in partnership with the National Health IT Board is currently recruiting to four roles to coordinate and facilitate further health system implementation of these important projects.

We are seeking suitable candidates for the following roles:

  • National Product Manager (full time)
  • Clinical Network Advisor (part time, up to 0.5 FTE)
  • Business Analyst (part time 0.5 FTE)
  • Transition Facilitator (full time)

We are committed to attracting candidates with the right expertise and knowledge and are open to suggestions for secondment, role sharing and similar flexible employment arrangements. Similarly there is potentially flexibility around the location of roles.

Enquiries about these roles can be sent to: – applications should be sent to: no later than 11 July 2014.

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