Acute Medicine Physician at Te Whatu Ora - Health New Zealand Hauora a Toi Bay of Plenty, Bay of Plenty
Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role
Employment Type: 1 FTE (fixed term 6 months)
Mō Tātou – About Us
Situated in the sunny eastern coast of New Zealand's North Island, the Bay of Plenty really is just that, offering vast golden sand beaches, bush clad mountains, lush farmlands and more. Its pleasant climate means that the area has become a favourite for holiday makers, retirees and those looking for a different lifestyle outside of the main cities.
Te Whatu Ora - Health New Zealand, Hauora a Toi Bay of Plenty is spread across a vast geographical area and centred across two hospitals based in Tauranga and Whakatāne. We serve a population of approximately 259,000 for the major population centres of Tauranga, Katikati, Te Puke, Whakatāne, Kawerau and Ōpōtiki. Te Whatu Ora Hauora a Toi Bay of Plenty is one of the Bay of Plenty's largest employers with over 4000 staff.
He Kōrero mō te tūranga - About the Role
The Whakatane Hospital facility was rebuilt in 2014 with access to ICU, CCU and HDU alongside adult and paediatric inpatient services. Over the past year we have invested in developing and recruiting to Emergency Medicine services to meet the challenges in accessing specialist emergency care for a largely rural population and we are now focusing on developing the Acute Medical workforce to deliver secondary specialist care. The current six physicians within the service have wide experience in acute medicine - with this fixed term vacancy covering a team member who is currently completing a specialist training programme. Working at Whakatane Hospital is rewarding and busy with a wide range of patient case types and complex presentations. The team works collaboratively to share skills, experience and workloads and to support and contribute to the education of junior medical staff.
He korero mōu - About You
This position will be of interest to Senior Medical Officers who are experienced in acute medicine including inpatient management of acute, palliative, and chronic diseases and who are looking to try a change of lifestyle and work environment. At the heart of our services are CARE values – Compassion, All One Team, Responsiveness and Excellence and our commitment to the Te Toi Ahorangi vision of delivering services that are equitable and support improved health outcomes for Māori. To meet this vision the ideal candidate will have experience in working in a culturally diverse setting and proven skills in contributing to services which have evolved to meet the needs of patients, whanau/family and the wider community through an integrated service model of care. In addition, we seek an individual who is has the skills to contribute to our learning culture across undergraduate and postgraduate medical staff, with the support of the BOP clinical school and the University of Auckland.
Ko o tatou painga – Our Benefits
A fixed term position has the benefit of supported travel, accommodation and transport, which makes it an ideal opportunity to experience working and living in a different part of NZ or country.
In addition, the organisation offers:
- Flexible working practices (e.g. we support work life balance and flexible work arrangements whenever possible)
- Highly rewarding role and opportunity to make a difference!
- Be a valued member of a multidisciplinary teamFree onsite parking
- Discounts (with local businesses)
- Subsidised onsite hospital gym membership
- Free flu vaccinations
Ngā uarātanga ō ā mātou mahi – Our Values
At Te Whatu Ora Hauora a Toi Bay of Plenty we recruit for our Manaakitanga CARE values. Why do we do this? Because values-based teams deliver better care.
Our manaakitanga CARE values (Compassion, All-one-team, Responsive and Excellence) support each of us to make a difference every day in the things we do and say. Therefore, it's important that when recruiting, we recruit new colleagues who live by our CARE values.
Te Whatu Ora Hauora a Toi Bay of Plenty are committed to improving Māori health outcomes and achieving health equity for Māori through Te Tiriti o Waitangi obligations. It is essential you demonstrate an awareness of Māori indigenous rights and current issues in relation to health and health equity.
Me pēhea te tuku tono - How to Apply
You can view the position description below and to apply for the role please click “APPLY NOW.” For tracking and reporting purposes, all applications must be submitted through our online career's portal. For additional information or to arrange a confidential chat, contact Peter Thorson, Head of Department – Acute Medicine Whakatane firstname.lastname@example.org or Sandra Fielding, Business Leader – Medical Service Sandra.email@example.com
New employees of Te Whatu Ora will need to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, which includes two doses of an approved vaccine. If you are unable to receive a COVID-19 vaccine or booster for any reason, please indicate this in your application so we can discuss this with you further.
Ngā taipitopito tūranga mahi | Job details
|Employer:||Te Whatu Ora - Health New Zealand Hauora a Toi Bay of Plenty|
|Location:||Bay of Plenty|
|Position type:||Contract/Temp Full time|
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