interRAI Governance Board NZ | Wellington

interRAI Governance Board NZ

Posted on 26-Sep-2017
Application Close Date: 26-Oct-2017
Position Type:
Fixed Term/Secondment
Job Reference:
Note clipinterRAI NZ Governance Board Role Description Sept 2017.docx (Word, 440KB)
Job Specification

interRAI Terms of Reference.pdf (PDF, 399KB)
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interRAI Declaration Form.docx (Word, 45KB)
Job Specification

Vacancy – Board Roles for interRAI NZ Governance Board

The Ministry of Health is seeking suitable applicants for the following positions on the interRAI NZ Governance Board.



  • ARC Provider representative
  • Clinical
  • Consumer
  • Funder
  • Health Informatics
  • Home Care Provider representative
  • Nurse Leader
  • Research


The purpose of the interRAI NZ Governance Board is to provide leadership and oversight for the use of interRAI assessment tools in New Zealand to:

  • ensure continuous improvement of health outcomes for New Zealanders as they age

  • ensure the use of interRAI instruments contributes to the effectiveness and efficiency of the health system

  • guide and lead the dissemination of interRAI information across the health system


The interRAI NZ Governance Board (refer to attached Terms of Reference and interRAI NZ Governance Board Role Description) has the authority to give direction and provide strategic governance from a consumer, clinical and operational perspective.  The New Zealand Health Strategy ( and the Healthy Ageing Strategy ( provide strategic guidance to the work programme.

The role of members of the Board is to ensure the interRAI NZ Governance Board works collaboratively to progress the dissemination of evidence based interRAI outcomes with key stakeholders including the Aged Residential Care and Home and Community Support Sectors, Consumer Groups, District Health Boards, the Ministry of Health and the Technical Advisory Service.   

A key function of the role of members is to oversee the Board's programme of work including the delivery of strategic outcomes required by the Director General of Health.  Board appointments require approval by the Director General of Health on advice of the Ministry of Health. 

Term of Appointment

The appointment is for an initial period of two to three years, with eligibility for re-appointment.

Time Commitment

The interRAI NZ Governance Board meets two to three monthly.  Meetings typically run for up to six hours.  In addition to preparing for these meetings members' maybe required to deal with issues as they arise between meetings.

Applications and Closing Date

To nominate someone, or apply yourself, please provide:

  • A declaration form (attached) for the relevant position, completed by you/the nominee

  • A covering letter, detailing your/the nominee's experience that is relevant to the responsible authority to which you/they are applying for and why the position is of interest

  • A current CV.


    Nominations/applications must be made using the Ministry of Health online recruitment tool.   

    If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email


    Closing date for applications is 26 October 2017.

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