Workforce Planning Manager

We are seeking an enthusiastic, passionate, and experienced Workforce Planning Manager to join our team here at Oceania Healthcare in our support office in Central Auckland.

Oceania Healthcare is a leading provider of aged care services, with over 40 sites located in metropolitan areas across New Zealand. We are dedicated to delivering exceptional and innovative care and hospitality services that delight our residents.

Working as part of the Clinical team, you will be analysing workforce data to develop plans and policies for the clinical care workforce needed at service level to provide quality care and meet professional practice requirements.

Using your outstanding relationship building skills, you will work with the HR Team, Operations Managers, and Regional Clinical Managers, to develop workforce policies that ensure effective and efficient utilisation of clinical and care staffing resources that meet the needs of Oceania and our residents.

You will report to the General Manager, Nursing and Clinical Strategy, Dr Frances Hughes, ONZM, CNZM.

Key Tasks Include:

  • Developing frameworks for ensuring that staffing matches the acuity and frailty of residents and monitoring the impact;
  • Ensuring that the clinical and care workforce meets regulatory and professional practice requirements;
  • Working with Regional Clinical Managers in maintaining regional casual pools of RNs and HCAs including recruitment costs, budgets and staffing allocations;
  • Overseeing the development and implementation of Oceania's PDRP.

Key Requirements:

  • A minimum of 10 years' experience in the health sector, including management or leadership, preferably some experience in the ARC sector;
  • A relevant post-graduate tertiary qualification;
  • Hold a current NZ Nursing Registration (preferable);
  • Experience in the same or a similar workforce planning role;
  • Have an understanding of the regulatory environment within or related to the health sector;
  • Excellent communications skills, both written and verbal, at all levels;
  • Excellent time management skills;
  • Being results focused and thriving on challenges;
  • An advocate of continuous improvement.

In return we encourage and support your professional development and offer a competitive salary and benefits.

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Why work at Oceania Healthcare?

A little about us

We are the proud owner and operator of 46 aged care centres and retirement villages across New Zealand. As the third largest provider of aged care in New Zealand, we are passionate about supporting our local communities and providing the very best care to meet kiwi’s needs.

Our clinical expertise is world-class, led by Dr Frances Hughes, our GM Nursing and Clinical Strategy. Frances is a Registered Nurse and has led global organisations including The International Council of Nurses and worked for the World Health Organisation. She was made an Officer of The New Zealand Order of Merit in 2005 and a Companion of The New Zealand Order of Merit in 2020. Her vision for global excellence in aged care is inspiring, as is her passion to deliver it.

If you asked our staff, they would tell a story that’s not often shared. A tale of dedication, knowledge and putting in the mahi, to care for those who once cared for you and me.

What’s important to us

Every person in our team lives by the following values:

  • Kindness – show compassion and understanding
  • Passion – believe that we can make a difference
  • Respect – know that everyone matters
  • Excellence – delivering quality in everything we do

What’s different about us

We are a people business and we recognise that the passion of our staff is key to delivering outstanding care to our residents.

Our boutique offerings ensure that we can provide a very personalised experience for all our residents – both in village and care.

That makes us special and unique.

We provide industry leading learning and development programmes for all our staff and we have a strong focus on career progression for all.

We also have an employee share scheme which is available to all our staff after being employed with us for one year.

Want to walk in their shoes?

To celebrate International Nurses Day, we launched ‘In Their Shoes’ – a celebration of our dedicated and clinically skilled nurses who work at the forefront of New Zealand’s aged care sector.

‘In Their Shoes’ acknowledges not just the kindness and compassion that our nurses bring to every day, but more importantly, their knowledge, commitment and professionalism.

To mark the day, each of our frontline nurses were gifted a pair of bespoke Allbirds, with a specially crafted message in the insoles of what it’s like to walk a day in their shoes – a token of our respect for the work that they do.

But this doesn’t stop with our current nurses. Every nurse who becomes part of our team will be gifted a pair of bespoke Allbirds, with a specially crafted message in the insoles of what it’s like to walk a day in the shoes of an aged care nurse. We’re always looking for dedicated and skilled nurses across New Zealand.

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