Clinical Manager Heart Healthcare

Provide leadership and management of the Clinical team and initiatives across the Heart Healthcare team at the Heart Foundation.

About the team

The Clinical team works in conjunction with the heart health regional team, the Heart Help team and other key internal stakeholders to ensure that initiatives are responsive to the heart health needs of all New Zealanders and are clinically relevant.

About the role

This role provides leadership and management of the Clinical team and initiatives across the Heart Healthcare team at the Heart Foundation. The Clinical team leads key initiatives to support early diagnosis of people at risk of heart disease and those living with heart disease. The team has a further role to improve the survival and well-being of people in New Zealand with heart disease by supporting the development of resources and programmes tailored to the needs of people and whānau impacted by heart disease, including:

  • Promoting healthier choices
  • Encouraging translation of research into practice
  • Supporting continuing education of clinical professionals

Your skills and attributes


  • Demonstrated ability to manage senior clinical staff in a private setting
  • A tertiary qualification in a health related and/or a post graduate qualifications/experience in health management, quality improvement, health profession, long term conditions, or cardiovascular disease 
  • Excellent interpersonal, relationship management and collaboration skills that can be applied to working across a range of internal and external stakeholders
  • Understanding and experience of leadership and change in developing and delivering clinical improvement initiatives
  • An understanding of inequalities in healthcare and how to address equity
  • Demonstrated experience in being proactive, innovative and delivering results
  • Programme and project management skills and able to juggle multiple priorities


  • Established networks and experience in driving improvement and change with health professionals, funding and planning managers, and provider managers
  • Experience in the creative process of developing resources, services and online tools
  • Health promotion or social marketing experience (particularly marketing to health professionals and marketing health lifestyles to patients and/or the public)
  • Knowledge of heart disease
  • Experience in research and analysis, both quantitative and qualitative
  • Experience and/or qualifications in quality improvement techniques

To apply

To apply for this opportunity, please send your CV together with a cover letter detailing your motivations for applying, to:

Jan Aitken 
Human Resources Advisor
Heart Foundation 

  • Ellerslie, Auckland based
  • This position is a permanent role (30-40 hours per week negotiable).
  • May require work outside of usual business hours (e.g. to attend conferences and other health sector forums/events
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