New Zealand Law Society - Commercial Legal Counsel - Auckland

Commercial Legal Counsel - Auckland

Nau mai, haere mai ki Auckland DHB!

  • Be a part of the Legal Services providing Operational and Strategic Legal Advice to Health NZ
  • Must have a current Practicing Certificate issued by the New Zealand Law Society
  • Commercial law expertise with 10 plus years’ post admission experience, essential

Appropriate Te Toka Tumai or Directorate signed off whakatauki.

Ko wai mātou | Our Organisation

At Te Toka Tumai | Auckland DHB we are committed to upholding Te Tiriti o Waitangi and providing culturally safe care. We value role modelling manaakitanga as demonstrated by Ngāti Whātua in the gifting of their whenua on which our hospitals stand. We aspire to having a workforce reflective of the communities we serve and achieving equitable outcomes for all.

Te whiwhinga mahi | The Opportunity

As part of a team of over 10,000 you will be contacted by health professionals and managers by email and phone hourly for advice on privacy, medico-legal, commercial or other issues that have arisen in their roles and their engagement with patients, the public and suppliers.  As a key member of the Legal Services team you will be expected, as a standard service, to quickly clarify the issues and then provide prompt assistance to enable your colleague to address the matter.

In addition, you will be working on routine responsibilities – assisting with patient complaints or requests particularly in respect to privacy, drafting more complex Official Information Act requests, reviewing responses to the coroner, approving clinical trial agreements, managing inquiries by the Ombudsman and Privacy Commissioner, assisting with the legal aspects of public sector procurement and contracting, providing advice on public health legislation and eligibility for publicly funded healthcare.

For all aspects of this role and experience/knowledge required please see the position description here.

Nga Pūkenga Motuhake | Important Skills

You will be an experienced lawyer with a working understanding of public law as it applies to public entities and good commercial and contract law expertise and experience. 

During your career you will have established your ability to create robust working relationships with clients (your colleagues) and have strong written and verbal communication skills, including in the management of disputes.

He aha ngā painga o tēnei mahi mōu | Why you will enjoy working here

We recognise there is more to life than mahi | work, and we encourage and provide access to all our staff several services and benefits to support themselves whilst they are employed within Te Toka Tumai | Auckland DHB.

Find out more information on what we offer.

Me pēhea te tuku tono | How to apply

Please submit your application online, outlining your experience and motivation to apply to this role.

Application closes on 12 July 2022.

Click to view details about our recruitment process.

If you have any queries about accessibility, or technical issues with the online process, please contact Belinda Peddie - Recruitment Consultant and quote ADHB14685 to discuss how we can best support your application.

If we receive a high number of applications for this position, we may have to close our advertising early. We recommend that you submit your application as early as possible.

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