This is a role for an obstetrician and gynaecologist who likes to work with serious pathology and make a real, positive, and hopefully big impact. Based in a secondary level 125 bed hospital in the Bay of Plenty, you will join the team of Obstetricians, Gynaecologists, Midwives, Nurses and Allied Health Professionals managing 700 deliveries per year and providing acute and elective gynaecology services.
The catchment area of the hospital covers a diverse population with most patients from the Maori communities in whom advanced pathology and complications are common. You will join three Obstetrics and Gynaecology specialists based in Whakatàne, with whom you will share the on call and elective workload. You should therefore be a good team player with a flexible work ethic. Knowledge of the New Zealand healthcare system will be an advantage.
The hospital has a Level 2 Special Care Baby Unit within the maternity facility. Patients requiring tertiary care are referred to Waikato and/or Auckland Hospitals. Elective gynaecology services, including full Colposcopy services, are provided locally. There are well-resourced theatre facilities for acute and elective surgery, including minor and major, open and minimal access procedures. You will share in the after-hours on call roster.
Te Toi Ahorangi, an unique health care strategy developed by the Bay of Plenty District Health Board, to deliver equitable health services and outcomes among the Maori peoples is a key part of the service.
You will be registered or eligible for registration within the Obstetrics and Gynaecology vocational scope of practice, as determined by the Medical Council of New Zealand. FRANZCOG or equivalent is necessary.
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. You will be responsible for the integration of primary and secondary care services.
- 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
Whakatàne is a beautiful New Zealand seaside town that provides a vibrant lifestyle. There is easy access to plenty outdoor pursuits to enjoy, including hiking, fishing, climbing, mountain biking, surfing, and golf. We are New Zealand’s sunshine capital, and our local Ohope Beach is New Zealand’s most loved beach. Tours to Rotorua lakes are an hour’s drive away, and the superb Whakapapa and Turoa ski-fields are within 2 to 3 hours’ drive.
Applications and Further Information:
If you are interested in this role please apply with a detailed CV addressing key skills.