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Graduate Analyst – Health Quality Evaluation, Wellington

·         Two-year fixed term

·         Full-time

·         Wellington based

The Health Quality & Safety Commission is recruiting a Graduate Analyst to work within the Health Quality Evaluation Team. This is a developmental role, specifically designed to train and guide a recent graduate or someone looking to hone their data and analysis skills to measure the quality of New Zealand’s health care system.  In this role, you will be given practical experience to develop your statistical skillset and contribute to the development of system measurement frameworks and tools.

The ideal candidate will be passionate about the complexities of measuring quality in healthcare and maintain a rigorous standard of logic when seeking effective solutions to solve difficult problems.  Your ability to be flexible, innovative and progress work in a positive and helpful manner will allow you to achieve group and organisational goals. You will be a self-starter, unintimidated by ambiguity and steadfastly push yourself and others for results.

Experience working with large datasets and proven analytical skills is critical to the success of this role as is your ability to communicate complex data clearly, concisely and in plain language.  You will be able to write convincingly about results to tell the story behind the numbers.   Familiarity with large database software such as SAS would be an advantage.

The Health Quality & Safety Commission is a stand-alone Crown entity with a Board responsible to the Minister of Health. The Commission is responsible for assisting providers across the whole health and disability sector, both private and public, to improve service safety and quality and therefore outcomes for all those who use these services in New Zealand.  Read more about our values.

A full job description and the application form for the role may be downloaded from our website: http://www.hqsc.govt.nz/about-the-commission/our-people/vacancies.

For further information contact Richard Hamblin on (04) 901 6068.

Applications close 5.00pm on Friday, 15th February 2019.