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Project Lead, Indigenous Health - New Zealand

Australasian College for Emergency Medicine

About the College

The Australasian College for Emergency Medicine (ACEM) is a not-for-profit organisation responsible for the training, assessment and continuing professional development of emergency physicians as well as the advancement of professional standards in emergency medicine in Australia and New Zealand.

We are a specialist medical College of over 130 employees with a strong purpose, positive environment and a CEO and Executive leadership team who lead our commitment to supporting our membership, staff and values of Equity, Respect, Integrity, and Collaboration.

The Position

We have an opportunity for a Project Lead, Indigenous Health to join the College. Please note that this is a full-time, permanent position based in Wellington, Aotearoa New Zealand. Māori and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples are strongly encouraged to apply.

The Indigenous Health Unit provides leadership throughout the College and advice to the ACEM Board on Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and Māori health equity, cultural safety and emerging issues in Emergency Departments in Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand.

The work of the Unit is guided by ACEM’s Indigenous Health Committee, Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) and Te Rautaki Manaaki Mana, with strong Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and Māori Fellow, trainee and community member representation. ACEM has made a commitment to achieving equity for Māori patients, their whānau, and staff in New Zealand Emergency Departments through Te Rautaki Manaaki Mana: Excellence in Emergency Care for Māori. The vision of this strategy is that emergency departments will provide excellent, culturally safe care to Māori, in an environment where Māori patients, whānau and staff feel valued, and where leaders actively seek to eliminate inequities.

This role involves supporting the Manager, Indigenous Health with the work of the Unit, as well as key responsibility for:

  • Coordinating the development and implementation of ACEM’s Te Rautaki Manaaki Mana.
  • Working collaboratively with ACEM employees to progress actions in Te Rautaki Manaaki Mana and the Indigenous Health Committee workplan.
  • Scope the development of an ACEM Pacific Health Plan and make recommendations for facilitating Pacifika health equity in Aotearoa New Zealand and Australia.
  • Supporting the Manaaki Mana Rōpu, the Indigenous Health Committee and other working groups, including meeting coordination, agenda preparation, minute taking and progressing meeting actions.
  • Providing support in promoting and embedding cultural safety throughout ACEM as an organisation, its membership and the broader practice of emergency medicine.
  • Support Indigenous health-related projects and the delivery of ACEM’s Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP).

To be successful in this role you will possess tertiary qualifications in health or social sciences, a demonstrated understanding of the healthcare systems in Aotearoa New Zealand and Australia and experience in effective engagement with Māori and Pacifika communities. In addition, we seek applicants with experience in project management, excellent planning, time management, and consultative skills and well-developed written communication.

We are seeking to appoint as quickly as possible, and applications will be assessed for shortlisting as they are received.

What's on Offer

ACEM offers excellent staff benefits including:

  • 10% superannuation and 17.5% annual leave loading
  • Additional paid leave between Christmas and New Year
  • Flexible work arrangements and rostered days off
  • Health and wellbeing initiatives
  • Active corporate social responsibility
  • Ongoing employee development and training

To Apply

To apply for this position, please click on the ‘Apply Now’ button and follow the instructions. A position description is available below. We note that you must have the right to work in Aotearoa New Zealand to apply for this role.

For further information, please contact Human Resources via email recruitment@acem.org.au, using the subject line: Project Lead, Indigenous Health enquiry via EthicalJobs, or via phone +61 3 9320 0484.

Recruitment agencies, we appreciate your interest, but plan to fill this role ourselves.

ACEM is an Equal Opportunity Employer who promotes, embraces and values diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Māori and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are strongly encouraged to apply.

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