It is part of our recruitment process to gather information about a candidate and to evaluate that information to make a decision about whether a candidate is suitable for the given role. These checks we undertake depend on the role you are being considered for but may include:
- Police vetting or a Ministry of Justice criminal conviction history
- Clinical credentialling
- Reference checking.
Police vetting or Criminal Conviction History check
A Vetting or Criminal Conviction History check is undertaken with either the Police Vetting Service or the Ministry of Justice as per the requirements of the role and the associated obligations of the DHB for the Vulnerable Children’s Act (2014).
Please note, that if you are offered a position with us a delay in the Southern DHB being able to process your Police Check could result in your start date being delayed.
Vulnerable Children’s Act (2014)
All health workers (employees, independent contractors, locums and volunteers, and any people supplied/engaged through agencies) whose position involves contact with children (“Children’s worker”), occasional or regular, due to the nature of their work must be Safety Checked prior to commencing employment and to be periodically checked thereafter. To find out more information on the Vulnerable Children’s Act 2014 go to this website: http://childrensactionplan.govt.nz/
Clean Slate Convictions
NOTE: You are not required to disclose any convictions that you are eligible to conceal under the provisions of the Criminal Records (Clean Slate) Act 2004. It is your responsibility to determine if you are eligible to conceal any conviction. To find if you may be eligible please go to this website: http://www.justice.govt.nz/services/criminal-records/about-the-criminal-records-clean-slate-act-2004
Who will see the information on the Police report?
We understand and respect your right to privacy. The only people who will see the police report will be the HR staff responsible for administering your application and the appointing manager. Once the report has been seen and a decision taken regarding the contents, the report will be destroyed.
How will the information be used?
The declaration will only be used for the purpose of determining your suitability for employment in the position you have applied for. If Southern DHB receives any information about a police record, a decision will be taken concerning the relevance of this record to your application. Appropriate account will be taken of the type and age of the record, though the Southern DHB reserves the right to take the final decision concerning whether to proceed with appointment. If any information on a police record is received which potentially affects your application, you will be informed and provided with the opportunity to comment.