The role of Recruitment and Retention Staff
Recruitment and retention staff employed in the programme will:
- advocate for community and individual understanding of screening at all levels
- promote an understanding of the need for, and the adoption of, community health development practices based on the Treaty of Waitangi and other health promotion models
- demonstrate the full range of knowledge and skills required for competent practice
- demonstrate accountability and effectiveness to a range of stakeholders
- model and support consultative ways of working with other key public health principles.
To maximise effective health promotion and national consistency of messages, all recruitment and retention staff employed in the Programme must be able to demonstrate a good understanding of the theory and practice of public health and health promotion approaches.
Minimum competency requirements
The provider ensures that recruitment and retention staff demonstrate competencies relevant to their role outlined in:
- Nga Kaiakatanga Hauora mo Aotearoa: Health Promotion Competencies for Aotearoa–New Zealand (HPFNZ 2000)
- National Screening Unit competencies, including cultural competencies
- Ministry of Health public health competencies.
A full description of the professional requirements for recruitment & retention staff working the in the BSA programme is in Criterion 8.19 of the National Policy & Quality Standards (NPQS).