Full time / permanent
An exciting chance to join one of New Zealand’s fastest growing health services in one of the best regions of the country. Located in the northern coast of the North Island, this regional general hospital in a port city, is catering to a fast growing population and ageing demographic and requires an additional geriatrician
You will join an existing team of specialist medical and nursing staff working across both community and secondary care services. Opportunities within the service include the ability to develop your specialist interest in areas such as emergency/ acute care of older people, Parkinsons Disease or to work alongside other specialist teams such as cardiology and general surgical services to ensure that the needs of older people are identified and planned for in care delivery decisions.
We would also consider applications from a clinician with a strong background in rehabilitation medicine.
The ideal candidate will have excellent skills in communication and education with respect to patients, whànau (family) and the community, is keen to strengthen and empower primary and secondary multi-disciplinary services and be enthusiastic around the opportunity to contribute to improving older persons health outcomes.
This role will work across both hospital sites and participate in delivery of both planned (elective) and unplanned (acute) care – there is the opportunity to also participate in the delivery of acute afterhours medical care.
In addition, we seek an individual who is has the skills to foster a learning culture and participate in an advanced trainee programme.
The main hospital is a level 5 hospital with 24/7 emergency department, acute services including general medicine and medical sub-specialties, Cardiology, Intensive Care, Paediatrics, O&G, Mental Health, Orthopaedics, General and Vascular Surgery, Urology, ENT and Ophthalmology. Waikato Hospital is the adult tertiary referral service, Starship for Paediatric tertiary services. It has a clinical school affiliated with the University of Auckland and is accredited for undergraduate and postgraduate teaching.
Applicants must hold or be eligible for vocational registration with the New Zealand Medical Council
As well as excellent clinical skills, you will need to demonstrate proficiency in these key areas:
- Innovation of services and an enthusiasm for creative problem solving.
- Dedication to the provision of service quality
- Team working to effectively achieve defined goals.
- Understanding of cultural diversity and sensitive cultural issues
- Ability to provide integrated care within several disciplines
- Excellent communication both verbal and written
- Commitment to education and inspiration of junior medical staff, medical students and other health professionals studying at the University of Auckland and the Bay of Plenty Clinical School.
- Interest in clinical research
Tauranga is a vibrant city and the surroundings are spectacular with beautiful beaches and countryside in close proximity. The Coromandel, East Cape and Auckland are all an easy drive away, as are the ski fields of the Central Plateau and Lake Taupō. There is outstanding access to outdoor recreational opportunities and a wide-range of schooling options, both public and private, an Institute of Technology and a recent addition is the University of Waikato Campus. Lifestyle options are diverse, and you can live 20 minutes from the hospital on a lifestyle block, in the bush, on an estuary with a boat or kayak or at the beachside town of Mount Maunganui and Papamoa.
If you are interested in this role please forward your CV for immediate consideration.