Consultant Paediatrician, Paediatrics/Planet Sunshine/NNU at Te Whatu Ora - Health New Zealand Tairāwhiti, Gisborne
Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role
Position: Consultant Developmental Paediatrician or General Paediatrician 0.7FTE
Contract: Permanent Position
Salary: ASMS Senior Medical and Dental Officers MECA, Medical and Dental Specialist Scale (Step 1 to Step 15 pro rata, dependent on previous experience, with allowances additional to this).
Location: GIsborne Hospital
ABOUT THE ROLE
Come and make a difference to the health, wellbeing and equity of our children and whānau.
The Women, Child and Youth Services team at Te Whatu Ora Tairāwhiti is seeking a Developmental Paediatrician or General Paediatrician with an interest in Developmental Paediatrics to join our team in a seaside New Zealand community.
The paediatric service at Te Whatu Ora Tairāwhiti is a close-knit, dynamic team with an established Child Development Service, Outreach Nurse Specialists, as well as an experienced inpatient team. This role will work collaboratively and cohesively with the wider Paediatric team to provide effective services for the Tairāwhiti region.
The Paediatric team provides inpatient, outpatient and community services to the Tairāwhiti population (approx. 48000, with 50% Māori ethnicity). There is a level 2 Neonatal Unit with tertiary support from Wellington. Sub-speciality support and outreach is provided by Starship Hospital.
The role is predominantly outpatient clinic-based with scope to expand delivery of care into the community. The successful applicant will ideally have leadership experience as there is opportunity for clinical leadership roles within the Child Development Service.
The employee will be required to work 0.7 FTE (an average of 56 hours per fortnight). Proposed timetable: 5 clinics per fortnight, days to be negotiated.
There is the opportunity to participate in the General Paediatric on-call roster for the appropriate applicant. The current on-call roster is shared between the six general paediatricians who share call by mutual agreement according to a departmental schedule.
Position Description | Paediatrician
SKILLS & EXPERIENCE
The candidate will hold (or be eligible for) vocational registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand as a Paediatrician, or be nearing completion of Paediatric Advanced Training on the pathway towards vocational registration as a Paediatrician
· Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians or equivalent specialist qualification (Advanced Trainees nearing completion of training are invited to apply)
· Capable of making informed decisions in a rural environment
· The ability to work effectively as part of an inclusive interdisciplinary team
· Knowledge of Quality Assurance and accreditation principles and a commitment to continuing Quality Improvement
· Sensitive to all cultural issues and demonstrates a commitment to the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi/ Experience in working in a culturally diverse environment
Our Tairāwhiti Way of Working involves us working collectively across agencies to enable whānau to flourish. There is a shift to interdisciplinary/transdisciplinary approach, which identifies needs of whānau and the best people to provide support—requesting the right support at the right time in the right place. The workforce shares information, works flexibly and collectively to reduce barriers and provide the support that the whānau needs and requests. The transdisciplinary approach reduces barriers and improves access for whānau as teams walk beside people till they get what they need.
ABOUT OUR ORGANISATION AND GEOGRAPHICAL AREA
Gisborne Hospital is the base hospital for the wide geographical area, Tairāwhiti, extending up the East Cape of New Zealand, creating enormous scope and variety in the work available to an enthusiastic and skilled Paediatrician. Providing healthcare to a population of 48,000, Te Whatu Ora Tairāwhiti is well supported locally by comprehensive medical and surgical services. We have strong ties with our tertiary neonatal referral centre in Wellington and with Starship Children’s Hospital in Auckland.
Tairāwhiti is a bicultural community with strong Māori history and culture. Gisborne is situated on the beautiful East Coast with a great climate, sandy beaches and good surf. Outdoor activities include boating, sea and river fishing, mountain biking, horticulture and farming. There is a good choice of schools. Local theatre, musical and cultural performances take place regularly and Gisborne has all the amenities expected of a provincial city.
Recognised as an ideal place to raise a family, Gisborne is a relaxed city offering access to outstanding leisure pursuits and a caring, safe community. The city has superb outdoor facilities, golden beaches, a warm climate and a vibrant local economy based on wineries, agriculture and tourism. Enjoy a healthy ‘work life balance’ within a supportive team.
HOW TO APPLY
Applications will not be accepted via email. All applicants must complete an online application form by clicking the 'Apply Now' button.
For more information please contact Shaun Grant (co-Head of Department) 021 138 3303, Stanley Ng (co-Head of Department) 021 597 568, Sandi French (Interim Group Manager for Women, Child and Youth Services) 027 311 0359 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ngā taipitopito tūranga mahi | Job details
|Employer:||Te Whatu Ora - Health New Zealand Tairāwhiti|
|Position type:||Permanent Part time|
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