Our goal is to provide an environment that supports individual career goals by engaging staff in their personal and professional growth, fostering key clinical and high performing staff, and providing managers with specific skills and expertise to ensure high quality services are achieved.
A number of local engagement groups meet quarterly to encourage a co-operative working environment and joint discussions that ensure ongoing improvements and refinements to existing services together with the introduction of new services/technology as required. The parties to these engagement groups include:
Services identify and support potential leaders in various occupational groups to develop both technical and managerial skills, ensuring succession planning is facilitated. Training and development initiatives include the opportunity to participate in management, leadership and clinical programmes nationally and internationally including:
Clinical leadership forums have been established at Northland DHB for medical, nursing, and allied health leaders to develop their roles and support professional development of leadership and management skills. A key focus for Northland DHB is engaging in clinical networks and effective partnerships between managers and clinicians at clinical governance level. Partnership models include:
Northland DHB’s Occupational Health and Safety team actively promotes a number of high profile programmes and initiatives including:
Northland DHB adheres to the good employer requirements in section 118 of the Crown Entities Act 2004 which cover:
Northland DHB’s activities against the seven key elements of being a ‘good employer’ are summarised below.
|Leadership, accountability and culture||
|Recruitment, induction and selection||
|Employee development, promotion and exit||
|Flexibility and work design||
|Remuneration, recognition and conditions||
|Harassment and bullying prevention||
|Safe and healthy environment||
The DHB recognises its obligations to the safety and wellbeing of its staff. This is supported by the following programmes:
|Northland DHB workforce profile||Total workforce: 2533 employees
The workforce profile is similar to that of other DHBs although Maori representation is higher reflecting a greater percentage of Maori in our region as shown below.
While specific data is not currently available for this category, individuals with disabilities applying for vacancies are given full consideration based on the needs of the position.