Assistant Advisor, Ethics | Wellington
|Category:||Policy and Advisory|
|Position Type:||Ongoing - Full Time|
|Attachments:|| 6134, 6838 Assistant Advisor, Ethics, Quality & Assurance - HSII - 2020.pdf (PDF, 185KB)
|Application Close Date:||27-Jun-2022|
- Assist in providing ethical advice to our operational and policy ethics committees
- Involvement in the quality improvement aspects of our ethical review system
- Wellington based, fulltime permeant role.
This role is responsible for supporting the work program of seven Ministerial Ethics Committees and the Ethics team at the Ministry of Health.
As well as administrative functions of the operational ethics committees, the Assistant Advisor will assist the Ethics team in understanding and providing advice on the technical aspects of ethical review. This will require the Assistant Advisor to remain current with topical and emerging areas within the ethical review system (including for researchers), anticipate impacts, identify possible risks and issues and be able to update and assist the Secretariat in addressing these issues.
The Assistant Advisor will have involvement in quality and improvement initiatives in the work programme of the Ethics team. An important aspect of this role is building and maintaining key relationships across the health and disability sector.
The Assistant Advisor, Ethics sits within the Quality Assurance and Safety Group within the Health System Improvement and Innovation directorate of the Ministry of Health. This directorate supports and promotes innovation and continuous system improvement through quality commissioning and policy, effective regulation and evidence-based decision making.
We are looking for:
- elementary skills, knowledge and experience in health and disability research, ethics, the principles of ethical review, and the system of ethical review in New Zealand
- knowledge and experience servicing committees (agenda, minute taking, meeting packs etc) at a intermediate level or above
- a Bachelor's degree in a relevant discipline would be advantageous (for example philosophy, law or a health-related subject)
You will have:
- excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including the ability to write and speak clearly, confidently and concisely
- an ability to work within tight timeframes and organise work efficiently
- a proven ability to work independently and as an effective team member
- an ability to review, assess and respond to complex technical material
- a commitment to developing and maintaining skills and knowledge in relevant areas of expertise and interest.
An ideal candidate would have knowledge of tikanga and mātauranga Māori.
Occasional domestic travel may be required to attend committee meetings.
Ngā uaratanga - Our Ministry values
The Ministry of Health is the kaitiaki of the health and disability system in New Zealand. We are responsible for providing active stewardship and leadership across the nations health and disability system. We ensure the system provides people with the highest levels of care, regardless of who they are or where they live.
You will find a copy of the Position Description attached or online at careers.health.govt.nz. Please click ‘Apply for this Job' to upload your CV and cover letter.
For further information regarding the role, please contact Deborah at email@example.com, quoting reference number MOH/1635220
Advertising for this role closes at midnight on 27 June 2022.
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