General Business Manager – Marlborough Urgent Care

Permanent Position – 0.75FTE
Based in Blenheim

The Organisation

Marlborough Urgent Care (MUC) is co-located close to the Wairau Hospital emergency department and is staffed by a multidisciplinary team that includes GPs, nurses, and nurse practitioners. MUC is a charitable entity, jointly run by the Marlborough Primary Health organisation and local General Practices. We offer an 8am – 8pm, seven day a week service to the people of Marlborough. Patients present with a wide range of conditions and the emphasis is on accident and medical urgent care that is episodic and opportunistic.

The Job

The General Business Manager’s main role is to lead and manage all elements of Marlborough Urgent Care’s business ensuring effective management of staff, management of key stakeholder relationships, ensuring successful implementation of strategic and business plans, as well as general day-to-day operational requirements.

The Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate will be experienced in managing and leading a small to medium business or a business unit within a larger organisation. They will have strong commercial acumen and ideally have experience in/or knowledge of primary health care.

The ideal candidate will have a relevant qualification in business administration, management, health, or similar and relevant tertiary qualifications. They will also have experience in analysing financial reports, developing budgets, have good computer literacy, and a high level of verbal and written communication skills.

To apply: Please submit a completed applicant personal disclosure form, your CV and a cover letter to Nicole at 

Applicant Personal Disclosure Form 2020
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JD MUC General Business Manager March 2021
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Applications close Thursday 25th March 2021 at 12pm.

Programme Coordinator – Community Pain Service

Permanent Position – 0.5FTE
Based in Blenheim

The role of Programme Coordinator Community Pain Service offers an opportunity to make a meaningful difference in someone’s life. The purpose of this role is to provide people in our community with sustainable, evidenced based Persistent Non-malignant Pain (PNMP) assessment and treatment services in a community setting. This will encompass:

  • Supporting, educating and inspiring people to learn more about their condition and take an active role in their health;
  • Enabling people to manage their health on a day to day basis by providing tailored support, information, tools and techniques;
  • Implementing and coordinating resources for the programmes;
  • Supporting general practice and other health providers with consistent messages and resources to support those in the community with PNMP on an on-going basis.

This role requires the candidate to have a New Zealand Health Registration with a current practicing related to Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003 with knowledge and experience in the health sector.

The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate effective programme coordination, effective collaboration with relevant stakeholders and close collaboration with a multidisciplinary team whilst also having the ability to work autonomously.

Desired Skills and Attributes:

  • Empathetic
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and cultural awareness
  • Leadership
  • Resilience
  • Strong organisational and implementation skills
  • Understanding of Te Tiriti o Waitangi and its implications in health

To apply: Please submit a completed applicant personal disclosure form, your CV and a cover letter to Nicole at 

Applicant Personal Disclosure Form 2020
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Programme Coordinator Community Pain Service  PD
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Practice Facilitator

Permanent Part-time Position – 0.8FTE
Based in Blenheim

  • Are you interested in new and innovative ways of working, and making a difference in primary care?
  • Are you enthusiastic about Models of Care such as Health Care Homes?
  • Can you drive quality programmes and help implement change management?

    An exciting opportunity to support change in General Practices. Located in Marlborough which has plenty of sunshine and a stunning outdoor lifestyle!

    The Organisation

    Kimi Hauora Wairau Marlborough Primary Health (MPH) promotes and supports quality community health services by leading and coordinating a range of health care services and programmes through its contracted General Practices, the Marlborough Community Health Hub, Marlborough Urgent Care, and other Primary Health providers e.g. Māori Providers and NGOs.


    The Job

    The Practice Facilitator’s main role is to work collaboratively with General Practices in Marlborough to proactively plan and undertake activities to effect change, problem solve and help redesign their care processes. A large focus of this will include supporting the integration of the Health Care Home programme.

    The Practice Facilitator will also support the General Practice teams to achieve clinical programme targets and measures.  Working between Marlborough Primary Health and the General Practices, the Practice Facilitator will aid in building authentic relationships and provide a communication channel for feedback and development to increase connectivity in Primary Care across the region.

    The Ideal Candidate:

    As a key component of this role is building effective relationships, the ideal candidate will have excellent communication, relationship management skills, and the ability to work collaboratively with a range of stakeholders. The ideal candidate will be a registered health professional, enthusiastic, innovative, and will have some experience in change management as well as an understanding of LEAN Methodologies.  

To apply: Please submit a completed applicant personal disclosure form, your CV and a cover letter to Nicole at 

Applicant Personal Disclosure Form 2020
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2021 MPH Practice Facilitator PD
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    There are currently opportunities available in Marlborough for permanent and/or locum GPs as well as a primary care based Nurse Practitioner. This includes the potential of buying into a practice.

    Come and work in a place where everyday is brilliant and the lifestyle amazing.

    Be part of a network of health professionals who are well supported by their peers as well as having many opportunities for on-going professional development. Within easy travelling to NZ’s capital city Wellington as well as Nelson and Christchurch Marlborough is well positioned geographically to enable you to engage in professional activities outside of the province.

    Marlborough boasts some of the best sunshine hours in New Zealand and the most amazing lifestyle that encompasses fishing, water sports, walking tracks and mountaineering for the more adventurous. We are also home to one of the best wine districts in the world. Check out some of the highlights at

    or watch this video about our amazing province

    A great place to raise a family.

    For more information email us at  

    Destination Marlborough

    If you are thinking of moving to NZ from overseas, please check the Medical Council of New Zealand’s website for more information on this process

    We would love to see you in Marlborough.