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Maori Health Manager, PHARMAC, 23 October

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At PHARMAC, we make the most of our opportunity to make a difference for New Zealand, including through developing ourselves and our organisational capability. Its our people that make the difference, so we value them and the commitment and professionalism they bring. We also value our diversity, combining science, medicine, commerce, analysis, marketing and more to facilitate good decision making.

PHARMAC is the government agency responsible for ensuring New Zealanders have access to a wide range of affordable medicines. As an international leader in pharmaceutical management, PHARMAC makes a vital contribution to New Zealands health outcomes.

This is done by:

  • Managing the Pharmaceutical Schedule (the list of subsidised medicines)
  • Promoting the responsible use of medicines
  • Assisting DHBs with national procurement initiatives
  • Managing the Exceptional Circumstances (EC) Scheme

If you want to make a difference in the management of part of NZs health resources, and thrive in a busy and challenging environment, wed love to talk to you about joining this dynamic and successful government agency.

Maori Health Manager

  • Wellington based with national travel.

The Maori Health Manager reports to the Manager, Te Whaioranga (Access and Optimal Use) but provides advice and guidance across all PHARMAC teams so as to increase the organisations understanding of Maori health needs and ensure Maori enjoy the same access to subsidised medicines as non-Maori. You will also lead PHARMACs internal Maori Responsiveness Strategy / Te Whaioranga, providing training and development to PHARMAC staff and guiding the organisation in M?ori protocol.

Your tikanga me ona kaupapa skills combined with your strong strategic thinking and communication skills will enable you to work closely and effectively with Maori health providers, iwi and other key stakeholders committed to improving Maori health outcomes. Excellent networking and relationship management skills and an understanding of the mechanisms of government are essential. Familiarity with the health sector would be an advantage and an advance level of Te Reo Maori is highly desirable.

For further information, please phone Jenny Myers on (04) 471 5836 (DDI). To apply, go to, or email your CV to [email protected] or write to Sheffield, PO Box 5621, Wellesley St, Auckland, quoting reference number 45228.

Closing date: 23 October 2009

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