Start Date: January 2022
Contract Duration: Rolling
Registrar in Renal Medicine to join an accredited basic and advanced physician training programme from January 2022. It is accredited for 24 months basic training and 12 months advanced physician training with the RACP.
The Renal service cares for 190 haemodialysis patients spread across the main unit in Whangarei and 2 satellite units in the mid and far north.
There is a growing home therapy unit with 20 home haemodialysis patients and 40 peritoneal dialysis patients. The service cares for those who have a renal transplant (currently 110), as well as undertaking the regional vasculitis workload.
There is close supervision for trainees in acute and outpatient settings (including tunnelled dialysis line insertion and renal biopsy), allied with a commitment to teaching. There is an active clinical training programme with didactic sessions, interactive based teaching, and journal club.
The hospital is a 250 bed regional general hospital with 24/7 emergency department and supports 3 small regional hospitals, providing secondary care services for a population of approximately 170,000. Auckland is the closest tertiary care centre. It is a regional base hospital providing a wide range of services including ED, medical specialties, surgical specialties, ICU, ENT, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Ophthalmology, Paediatrics, and Psychiatry.
As well as a warm climate, the "winterless north" offers excellent schools, affordable housing and scenic coastal areas offering a range of recreational activities. It is just two hours' drive or 25 minute flight from the international hub of Auckland and is well serviced with flights. There are great surf beaches and beautiful harbours and bays for sailing, kite surfing and windsurfing. It is also a top spot for fishing and diving with easy access to the world famous Poor Knights Marine reserve. There are also many beautiful forests and stunning hills to explore and climb.
- General registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand or eligibility for this
- 12 months Internal medicine experience
If you are interested in this role, please submit your CV for immediate consideration.