Specialist Physician at Waikato District Health Board (Hamilton), Waikato
Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role
Where you’ll be working: Thames Hospital
The details: Permanent, full time, rostered
Come and join us in Thames, gateway to the Coromandel peninsula. We have an opportunity for a motivated physician with a broad range of skills to join the medical service in Thames hospital. Our team of five consultants provides inpatient and outpatient general medical care to a population of around 50,000 permanent residents. The physicians lead a team of Senior House Officers and registrars from the Rural Hospital Medicine and General and Acute Care Medicine training programs. There is a 1:4 to 1:5 on call roster.
Our roster is based around a rotating three week cycle of ward roles. Weeks “off-the-ward” are built into this roster. This ensures all physicians have protected non-clinical time and opportunities to take annual leave and CME leave. This structure also allows flexibility of FTE with options to work less than 1.0FTE by working fewer “on-the-ward” weeks across the year.
Thames is a vibrant, modernised 50 bed secondary hospital with an emergency department, inpatient medicine, day case surgery, infusion unit, rehabilitation services, and low-acuity mental health beds. It is a rural hospital, with subspecialty services provided at Waikato Hospital—around 90 minutes away by road transport. There are 24 hour laboratory and radiology services including CT imaging. We are an accredited training unit for 5th and 6th year medical students from Auckland University, for PGY2 House Officers, for in Rural Hospital Medicine registrars, and for a General and Acute Care Medicine advanced training registrar. We have an active quality improvement and internal CME program, as well as an RMO teaching program. Telehealth is an expanding area of care provided in Thames, with current use on the inpatient ward, for outpatient clinics and in the emergency department for stroke thrombolysis.
Applications are invited from Fellows of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians or Fellows of the Division of Rural Hospital Medicine, or equivalent. You must be eligible for vocational registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand.
Thames is a coastal town on the shores of the Hauraki Gulf, and is known as the gateway to the Coromandel. The peninsula is a popular recreation destination, with surf beaches and native bush providing plenty of opportunity for down time. The town is centrally located in northern Waikato and is around 90 minutes’ drive to Auckland, Hamilton or Tauranga.
The Waikato District Health Board Health & Safety has a policy that includes ensuring that you comply with the Health Order announced 11 October 2021 and with the Waikato DHB’s Vaccine Preventable Diseases for Employees policy. The policy prescribes the required vaccinations including COVID19 for all employees of Waikato DHB. COVID-19 vaccinations are mandatory before you commence employment.
Please apply directly online, and click here to review the position description. Applications are not able to be accepted via email. For any queries about the role please contact Madeleine Stapleton in the recruitment team firstname.lastname@example.org
Application closing date: Open until filled
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Ngā taipitopito tūranga mahi | Job details
|Employer:||Waikato District Health Board (Hamilton)|
|Position type:||Permanent Full time|
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