Current Vacancies at the PHO

Green Prescription Coordinator (Maternity Leave Position)

The West Coast Primary Health Organisation (PHO) is a not-for-profit community trust that plans, co-ordinates, funds and provides primary health care for West Coasters. It is also the network of health practitioners who work out of general practices, rural clinics or medical centres up and down the West Coast. 

The Green Prescription (GRx) programme is a nationwide initiative to encourage, motivate and support those who would not normally participate in physical activity, and whose health will benefit from exercise. A GRx is a prescribed plan developed with a patient to be more active as part of their health management.

The West Coast PHO requires a full time Green Prescription Coordinator (based in Greymouth) to support patients referred to GRx to become independently active as part of their health management. This is a Fixed Term Maternity Leave Position for 6 Months. 

Essential skills required:

Have proven experience and passion for improving the health of adults with the ability to guide them to find self-motivation enabling appropriate lifelong physical activity.

Have empathy and strong communication skills including the ability to engage effectively with clients and health professionals.

Have the ability to work collaboratively as part of a team within the West Coast PHO, with stakeholders and with the community.

Current NZ driver’s license.

The West Coast PHO’s focus is to promote and enable better health for the population on the West Coast. With this in mind, staff working at the PHO are expected to lead by example and therefore only non-smokers should apply for this position.

Applications close Friday 14 December 2018.

Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.

Contact Amy Connor for an Application Form and a Position Description - amy.connor@westcoastpho.org.nz or 0275768600