The Health Improvement Practitioners (HIP)


Health Hawke's Bay

Pink Sofa

Psychology & Social Work


The purpose of Health Hawke’s Bay – Te Oranga Hawke’s Bay is to ensure quality, and appropriate services are provided in a culturally safe environment. We support primary and community healthcare providers in delivering timely, effective, quality services supported by a community development model.

As part of this exciting new initiative, we are building a team of Healthcare Improvement Practitioners (HIP’s) with a view of increasing access to mental health services in the general practice setting. As a HIP you will become an integral part of the general practice team you are associated with, working directly with individuals and their families to help improve their mental health and wellbeing, and providing consultation and advice to other members of the general practice team.

We are looking for a registered health professional with clinical experience, preferably working in a mental health setting (primary and/or secondary), providing evidence based psychological intervention. Good knowledge of the Primary Health Care Sector and it's broad range of policies is also highly desirable.

We would like someone who is a proactive and motivated self-starter, possessing the ability to take direction but also use initiative. You will be working with a diverse patient and staff population so the ability to communicate clearly and work collaboratively in a respectful, supportive, and sensitive way will be crucial. Organisational and time management skills are also important to enable you to be efficient, flexible, and adaptable in a fast-paced environment.

This role could be for you if you have a genuine interest in improving health outcomes for Māori and other underserved populations in our community, and a real appreciation for and appetite to continuously grow understanding of Māori models of care.

Health Hawke’s Bay is a flexible employer, values culture, and endeavours to be a fun place to work. This is your chance to really make a difference in how health works in Hawke’s Bay, so apply to be part of the team!

Please submit your CV with a covering letter online. For further information please contact Martin at

Full Job Description available on request.