Advisor, Population Health, Primary

at Counties Manukau Health
Published March 24, 2024
Location Manukau, New Zealand
Category Admin and Clerical  
Job Type Full-time  
Recognised tertiary health qualification
natural communication skills
Previous experience working with Maaori and/or Pacific peoples


Advisor, Population Health, Primary (Full Time) Te Whatu Ora
Contribute to achieving a Smokefree Counties Manukau by 2025 and to reducing the persistent population health inequities that are associated with high smoking prevalence rates in Counties Manukau
Work in a team of passionate, capable and committed people
The New Zealand Government has committed to a vision of a Smokefree New Zealand/Aotearoa by 2025.
This role is an exciting opportunity for a tertiary health graduates to work within the population health/smokefree service to contribute to the above vision and make a huge difference to health outcomes for our community. This role is responsible for providing planning, implementation support and advice to enable a strong Smokefree focus in primary care settings.

The position contributes to the overarching organisational vision of a Smokefree Counties Manukau by 2025 (5% prevalence or less across all groups) and CM Health Te Tiriti o Waitangi responsibilities. We currently have a full time, working 40 hours a week Monday to Sunday and based at Middlemore Hospital.

It is important that you are able to hit the ground running so it is essential that you have a recognised tertiary health qualification. Smoking cessation experience would also be beneficial, however more important is the ability to learn and develop in this regard, as full training will be provided.

You will have natural communication skills and a strong ability to relate to people from all walks of life, as well as being a great a motivator, with empathy and patience.


Recognised tertiary health qualification
In-depth knowledge of population health issues and their relation to the individual and whaanau
Previous experience working with Maaori and/or Pacific peoples

Smoking cessation experience or ability to learn and develop
Ability to converse in Te Reo Maaori or a Pacific language
Come and join a team of passionate, capable and committed people – there are considerable opportunities for development for the right person.

To make an application please apply online via or find out more about this great role "click here" to view the position description.

Position Number: CMH202413271

Closing Date: 28th March 2024

At Counties Manukau Health people and their lives matter to us. We are a values based and inclusive organisation that is committed to delivering the best health outcomes for our community. To help us achieve this we need a workforce that reflects the population we serve. We strongly encourage applications from all backgrounds who share our values and have a passion to work in our community and would greatly value seeing applicants from our Maaori and Pacific communities. We are also committed to our Disability Strategy, which focuses on people with disabilities; they are our patients, whaanau, community and our staff - all carefully considered in our action plan. Together we will improve the accessibility needs for everyone who has a disability. Our values are Valuing Everyone- Whakawhanaungatanga , Kind –Manaakitanga, Together –Kotahitanga, Excellent- Rangatiratanga. If these are your values too, then join us today.