Internal Medicine Physician - Stroke Physician at Te Whatu Ora - Health New Zealand Te Matau a Māui Hawke's Bay, Hawkes Bay
Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role
Ehara taku toa i te toa takitahi. Engari, he toa takitini.
Success is not the work of one, but the work of many.
80 hours per fortnight (1.0FTE)
We are looking for an enthusiastic Stroke/Internal Medicine Physician to make a difference to patients and whanau by providing high quality specialist care and driving clinical governance.
The focus of the position will be the delivery of acute stroke care as well as acute and general medicine care on a ward-based team in our general medical service.
This exciting position will give you the opportunity provide clinical leadership to the Stroke service with the support of dual trained Geriatricians/Internal Medicine Physicians, Stroke CNS and dynamic ward leadership team, passionate nursing and allied health staff with expertise in stroke, and Geriatricians on our rehabilitation ward (AT&R). We have strong links with our tertiary centre, Wellington Regional Hospital, who provide 24 hour support via Telemedicine for hyper-acute stroke and make decisions for thrombolysis and clot retrieval.
This opportunity comes at a thrilling time as Hawke’s Bay Stroke services are currently expanding. New inpatient stroke pathways are being developed by physicians, nurses, allied health, and cultural advisors working across acute and general medicine, AT&R and the community to improve inpatient stroke rehabilitation. A new model of care for supported discharge is also in development and you would provide medical leadership for this.
The applicant will have a broad range of skills and be comfortable dealing with the care of undifferentiated presentations to acute medicine. They will be able to provide clinical leadership to the multidisciplinary team, with a commitment to continuous quality improvement. Although the main focus will be ward based care of acute presentations, time for out-patient clinics and service development/innovation will be included.
The successful applicant should have FRACP or equivalent and be registered (or is eligible for registration) as a specialist with the Medical Council of New Zealand.
Hawke’s Bay has a diverse population of 162,000 people in both urban and remote rural areas. Services are primarily provided at Hawke's Bay Fallen Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital, Hastings which has a 400 bed capacity - one of the largest provincial hospitals in New Zealand.
The general medicine department looks after more than 8000 admissions per year, across 4 medical wards and a 20 bed acute assessment unit. There are currently 8 teams run with registrar, house officer, and trainee intern support. The medical department as a whole maintains a strong collegial relationship with a robust education calendar, and comprises more than 40 physicians across a number of specialties. There are currently various work streams dedicated to supporting the improvement of patient outcomes, reviewing models of care, improving patient flow, and addressing inequity in healthcare.
Our values are He kauanuanu – Respect, Ākina – Improvement, Raranga te tira – Teamwork and Tauwhiro – Care
We have no doubt that you’ll love everything Hawke’s Bay has to offer. Situated on the east coast of the North Island, you’ll enjoy the stunning climate and beaches, a wide range of sporting and leisure opportunities, wine, food and cultural activities. An environment and work/life balance that is second to none. Take a stroll through the Hawke’s Bay Tourism website and get yourself to Hawke’s Bay!
For more information contact:
Head of Department, Acute Medicine
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Te Whatu Ora - Health New Zealand, Te Matau a Maui, Hawke’s Bay in general encourages a workforce that is innovative, eager to learn and enhance their skills and is passionate about caring for our community. As part of our team we will support, encourage and help you to develop your career with us.
We are committed to delivering and living our Te Whatu Ora values of He kauanuanu – Respect, Ākina – Improvement, Rāranga te tira– Teamwork and Tauwhiro – Care. You should be someone who has similar personal values.
We are proud of our team’s diversity. We know the strength of a diverse and inclusive workforce helps us achieve the best outcomes for our patients and the communities in which we operate and serve.
Te Whatu Ora - Health New Zealand, Te Matau a Maui, Hawke’s Bay requires its employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Fully vaccinated means having two vaccinations and one booster.
Ngā taipitopito tūranga mahi | Job details
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