Expression Of Interest To Join The Health Of Older People Service Level Alliance Maori Representative

19 Jan 2020

We are seeking a Māori perspective on our South Island Health of Older People Service Level Alliance (HOPSLA).The position is not as a representative of all South Island Māori, but rather someone with the experience and skills, that can bring their knowledge and expertise to the table for discussion about identifying opportunities and reducing inequities for older people to live as well as they can close to where they live.

HOPSLA brings together doctors, registered nurses, allied health as well as planners and funders who work across community, primary and secondary care settings. A Māori voice will bring a whānau ora perspective to our planning to ensure it considers the needs of kaumatua.

The role involves a monthly meeting, which alternates between an all-day meeting in Christchurch and a two-hour teleconference.
Apart from meetings there would be a maximum of three hours a month. Each year, we develop a strategic plan that is based on a three-year long-term plan. Our current plan focuses on dementia and delirium, advance care planning, and restorative model of care.

If a member’s involvement is incorporated as part of their usual job, then they will be paid by their employer as usual. If they are self-employed or not working, then they will be reimbursed for time and travel as well as any expenses.

Q: I’m interested, but not sure that I have the skills to work across an organisation that covers the whole South Island. Is it worth me applying?
A: Yes, we are keen to hear from anyone who is passionate about the health of older people and has good links with community providers and services. We are looking for someone who can plan and think strategically and communicate ideas with a wide range of people.

Complete the Application Form
Attach supporting letter from you manager (if required)
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Closing Date: 15 February 2020
Outcome notification: By 21 February 2020

Applications will be viewed by HOPSLA members and nominations submitted to Alliance Leadership
Team for approval. Any further questions, please contact Dr Val Fletcher, chair HOPSLA

Published on: Sunday, January 19th, 2020, under Older people health