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Operations Manager (Full Time, Fixed Term) Acute Allied Health, Te Whatu Ora

Fixed Term until March 2024

Full Time

Remuneration as per PSA Allied Health MECA guidelines (between step 15-17)


Are you interested in an exciting, unique opportunity to experience an operational management role within a dynamic environment? Do you want to work within a supportive and friendly team? Do you enjoy autonomy in your work with support to develop and implement innovative and new ideas?


The Operations Manager Acute Allied Health position at Te Whatu Ora - Counties Manukau District is available for a one-year fixed term period from March 2023. This leadership role is responsible for the management of acute inpatient and outpatient allied health services across Middlemore Hospital, the Manukau Surgery Centre and some community services within the Counties Manukau region. The role has a broad scope, overseeing thirteen departmental head positions covering the five allied health professions- physiotherapy, occupational therapy, social work, dietetics and speech language therapy. The position holder reports to the Service Manager, Acute Allied Health, Stroke and General Rehabilitation and works in partnership with other Operations Managers, Professional Leaders and Clinical Directors of Allied health to achieve service outcomes.


We are looking for a candidate with at least 3 years’ experience in a management role within the health sector, ideally with an allied health background and will need registration and current annual practicing certificate. The ideal candidate will have experience in implementing strategic goals whilst displaying effective staff leadership and budget management. In addition, we are looking for someone with excellent communication skills and a genuine interest in improving health outcomes and service delivery.


For more information about the role, please contact Amy Lin in the Recruitment Centre 09 274 0044 ext 58680 or email To view the job description, please click here.


Position number: CMH202310272

Closing date: 10th February 2023

Our highest priority is the safety and welfare of our patients and our people.  We have strict Health & Safety measures to keep our people safe. All new employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
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.