Senior Immunisation Education Facilitator / 0800 Advisor

  • Full-time
  • Contract Type: Fixed-Term
  • Campus: Grafton Campus
  • Position Number: 55571854
  • UoA Department Name: Immunisation Advisory Centre

Job Description

The Opportunity

We are recruiting a Senior Immunisation Education Facilitator / 0800 Advisor to provide clinical expertise, leadership and education to healthcare providers that provide and promote immunisation. In this position, you'll be responsible for:

  • Supporting the Regional Immunisation Advisor to plan and manage local education events
  • Deputise for the Regional Immunisation Advisor, as required
  • Delivering evidence-based education to ensure continuing competency of the vaccinator workforce
  • Collaborating with colleagues to develop effective synergistic education strategies under a continuous quality improvement framework
  • Creating and reviewing clinical content for education courses and resources
  • Monitoring and report on effectiveness of immunisation education as required by IMAC, Te Whatu Ora, Health Districts
  • Supporting Health Districts with the rollout of the National Immunisation Programme
  • Responding to clinical queries via IMAC Clinical Communications Centre, including provision of clinical advice about immunisation to health professionals to promote best practice.

Other duties are outlined in the position description.

To be successful, you will need:

  • To be an NZ-registered Nurse, Pharmacist or health professional with a current practicing certificate, be a fully authorised vaccinator or ability to readily achieve this
  • Experience in an adult education role, such as patient or health professional education
  • Be proficient with the Immunisation Handbook and the National Immunisation Schedule
  • Strong working experience and knowledge of the Te Whatu Ora – National Immunisation Programme, Health Districts and local immunisation coordinators
  • To be a strong team player, with ability to work remotely effectively, adapt to change, fast past environments, and be open to feedback
  • The ability to facilitate and manage change at a local level
  • A background in, or passion for immunisation
  • Sensitivity to cultural/ethnic customs beliefs and values
  • Understanding of the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi
  • The ability to use computer applications, including MS suite
  • A full New Zealand Driver’s License as local/regional travel is required

About the Immunisation Advisory Centre

Since 1997 the Immunisation Advisory Centre (IMAC) has been serving New Zealand as a local source of independent, evidence-based information regarding vaccine-preventable diseases and immunisation. In addition to providing national strategic and policy advice, it educates New Zealand’s vaccinators, conducts research and provides clinical standards and engagement opportunities for health professionals in the sector. IMAC is operated by UniServices and based at the Waipapa Taumata Rau, University of Auckland.

For more information about IMAC, visit

What we offer:

  • Great benefits, including 5 weeks annual leave, up to 6.75% company superannuation scheme, eye-testing & glasses subsidies and access to discounts on health insurance & gym memberships.  We provide a culturally diverse team and supportive workplace.
  • A copy of the position description is attached. Please submit your application by close of business on Wednesday 29 November 2023.  Note we may interview prior to the close date.
  • Only applicants with the legal right to work in New Zealand will be considered.

Honoa te tangata ki te tangata, te tangata ki te taiao, te tangata ki te rangahau, rangahaua ki whai hua.

(Linking people to people, people to the world around us, people to research, research that brings ideas to life.)

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