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Wednesday, 14 Nov 2018
Personal Assistant to General Manager - SIAPO Do you thrive on juggling numerous tasks while keeping your sense of humour and a smile on your face? Do you enjoy working in a collaborative team environment, focused on improving processes and services? We are currently seeking a Personal Assistant to support the SIAPO General Manager.  There is an element of the traditional personal... more
Monday, 12 Nov 2018
Chair of the Well CHild Tamariki Ora Quality Improvement steering group, Michael McIlhone.  Throughout Michael McIlhone’s 37 year nursing career, a strong focus on women and children’s health has been a reoccurring theme. After becoming a registered nurse at the Christchurch Hospital School of Nursing in 1981, his first role was in the emergency department,... more
Tuesday, 30 Oct 2018
Senior Staff Nurse Andrew and Kendal try out the Fabio the Frog app An animated frog, who goes by the name of Fabio, is helping kids voice their opinions about their health care experience. Fabio the Frog is a funny (and sometimes inappropriate) character in an innovative app – designed to engage audiences aged six years and above. Kids interact... more
Thursday, 25 Oct 2018
Nurse practitioners are no longer the only nurses who can prescribe medicine. Some registered nurses (RNs) can too – if they have been certified by the Nursing Council of New Zealand. In the South Island, the five South Island Directors of Nursing have agreed to a regional policy and framework to support RN prescribing as part of the collaborative team environment in identified areas of need.... more
Thursday, 25 Oct 2018
This new and diverse role works within the Workforce Hub, South Island Alliance Programme Office which supports the South Island District Health Boards (DHBs) in the alliance framework. Your strong computer skills, ability to multi task and a positive attitude will be put to full use as you support the 23,000 plus users of healthLearn (the elearning platform for the South Island health... more
Thursday, 25 Oct 2018
  By Mark Leggett, General Manager, South Island Alliance Monday, 8 October saw the annual planning day for the members of the South Island Alliance. This year’s meeting brought together the Board Chairs and Chief Executives of the five South Island district health boards (DHBs), with the clinical and management leaders that support the various service... more
Tuesday, 23 Oct 2018
Staff profile – meet the team: Laura Jones, Portfolio Quality Assurance Lead, ISSLA Laura Jones, Portfolio Quality Assurance Lead, ISSLA Laura Jones was working for one of the largest HIV organisations in New York when she set a goal to move to New Zealand, inspired by the urge for a fresh start. Twelve years after boarding the plane to a country she... more
Tuesday, 23 Oct 2018
The South Island Alliance's Palliative Care Workstream Chair, Kate Grundy. presenting at a roadshow meeting.                                                                                                     Photo credit: Aleisha Whitehead A series of palliative care roadshows across the South Island is opening up dialogue on enhancing end-of-life care and... more
Tuesday, 23 Oct 2018
Hector Matthews, GM Maori representative on the South Island Workforce Development Hub Steering Group, and Executive Director, Māori and Pacific Health, Canterbury DHB. Guest editorial By Hector Matthews Our society and our sector are grappling with the issues of diversity and Inclusion. We have had the longest history of any other nation for... more
Thursday, 18 Oct 2018
The Information Service SLA is currently seeking a Project/Programme Manager and a Technical Business Analyst to support the Regional Service Provider Index project: Project/Programme Manager - Information Services SLA The South Island Regional Service Provider Index programme, as part of ongoing requirements, is looking to employ a Project/Programme Manager, for a fixed term, to provide... more
Wednesday, 26 Sep 2018
Clinical information systems across the South Island are talking to each more than ever before, and now the people behind them are too. On 29 August, the South Island DHB service desk managers and team leaders got together for the first time for the inaugural Regional Service Desk Workshop. The full-day workshop, held at Canterbury DHB Information Services and facilitated by Information... more
Tuesday, 25 Sep 2018
Barbara Bishop, of the South Island Cancer Consumer Group. A consumer voice brings diverse experiences and insights into health care planning – helping to ensure services meet the needs of the public. “Some people don’t have a voice or are not capable of making decisions, so it’s really important to have someone overseeing improvements, ensuring they are of... more
Thursday, 20 Sep 2018
Dementia educators: Front row (from left) Robyn Naish of West Coast DHB, Dr Susan Gee, lead researcher, Olive Redfern of Whanganui DHB. Back row (from left) Sharyn Creighton, Canterbury DHB, Alan Beasley, Canterbury DHB, Carole Kerr, Nelson Marlborough and national coordinator, Dr Matthew Croucher, Dementia Lead  Clinician, South Island Alliance, Paula Hogan,... more