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Health Improvement Practitioner

Nelson Bays Primary Health | Posted 16-06-2021

Nelson (Education and Training)


Nelson Bays Primary Health (NBPH) promotes and supports quality community health services, with an emphasis on keeping people healthy. Our vision is “Healthy people… healthy workforce…. healthy community” – Kia piki te ora o ngā tāngata katoa.


Health Improvement Practitioner

Full time and part time applicants considered


  • Are you the type of person that is self-motivated yet can work well in a supportive team environment?

  • Are you driven to provide equitable care?

  • Do you want to ensure all patients and their whānau, hapū and iwi have access to care?

  • Are you highly committed to finding practical ways to give effect to Te Tiriti o Waitangi, especially in health care?


We are looking for a registered health professional (e.g., mental health nurse, psychologist, occupational therapist, or social worker) to fill this rewarding role. Experience working with Youth, Pacific, Māori and in Mental Health will be an advantage.

If you enjoy making a difference to people’s lives and would like to work in Primary Care, then this opportunity is for you.


We offer:

  • Specialised training and ongoing mentorship;

  • An innovating and exciting opportunity for a qualified health professional looking for a change;

  • Opportunity to be part of a National Programme.

About the Role:

  • You will work as a fully integrated team member of the General Practice Team, providing immediate, accessible therapy (particularly Focused Acceptance and Commitment therapy FACT) to patients and deliver evidence-based group programs to patients in partnership with the General Practice Team, their enrolled population and whanau;

  • You will provide consultation, education, and advice to members of the General Practice Team;

  • You will also support local population health by developing intervention pathways based on the clinical need.

If this sounds like the opportunity you have been waiting for, we would welcome your application.


Applications close at 9am, Monday 28 June 2021

To apply for this position please complete the application form provided and attach your CV and covering letter where indicated.


For more information or queries please contact:

Jodi Roberts, Mental Health Manager at: jodi.roberts@nbph.org.nz