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Medical Officer

New Zealand, NZ



Specialty Dr/Assoc Specialist/Staff Grade

Job Title: Medical Officer / FACEM / Rural Specialist/Rural Generalist

Where you’ll be working: Tokoroa Hospital

The details:  Offering flexible positions - Permanent/ full time/ part time/fixed term

Salary details: Competitive salary on ASMS scale / NZRDA, rural allowance + KiwiSaver superannuation, relocation package, study leave and continuing medical education fund. Reimbursement of fellowship fees, Medical Council fees and indemnity insurance.

  • Get a great work life balance and start enjoying work again!
  • Join our happy rural hospital team in Tokoroa.
  • We will provide you with a wide range of experience within a flexible, multidisciplinary and highly skilled team.
  • We are a friendly multidisciplinary team working together to provide high quality healthcare to our rural community. The patient mix is broad with a full range of trauma, medical and minor presentations. The population we serve is diverse with high levels of deprivation and many live in rural and remote communities. This adds to the acuity and complexity of our patient presentations but makes our work even more rewarding.
  • You will have many opportunities to develop and grow your skills and scope of practise within the framework of a community and rural hospital based service.
  • There is the opportunity to work in the emergency department, on our medical ward and fracture clinic.

Te whiwhinga mahi | The Opportunity

We are a team of talented individuals working together to make a positive difference to the people we serve, the communities we work in and to each other.

  • Deliver proficient preventive, therapeutic and diagnostic interventions effectively.
  • Perform procedural skills, both diagnostic and therapeutic in a proficient manner.
  • Seek appropriate consultation from health professionals based at our tertiary hospital within the boundary of your expertise.
  • Develop rapport, trust and ethical therapeutic relationships with patients and families.
  • Accurately extract and synthesise relevant information from patients, families and other professionals.

Click here to view the position description.

(Please note position descriptions can only be viewed on the Health New Zealand | Te Whatu Ora Waikato website.)

Ko o tatou painga | Our Benefits

  • This opportunity provides an ideal balance for those seeking diversity in their work, dealing with acute patient cases and facilitating care by assessment, treatment, transfer or admission.
  • Our service has an emphasis on collaboration and improvement and you can anticipate a vibrant, co-operative work environment where employees have opportunities to prosper.
  • Senior medical officer support is excellent and new staff will have abundant opportunities to gain emergency procedural experience and career advancement.
  • Senior medical officers will be able to attend up to 2 weeks fully funded medical education and take 6 weeks annual leave as required.
  • Relocation package
  • Reimbursement of memberships and medical licenses required for practice.

Mōu | About you

  • Eligibility for vocational registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand
  • FACEM or Fellow of the Division of Rural Hospital Medicine , or overseas equivalent
  • If you are not a fellow of Emergency Medicine or Rural Medicine but feel you have the experience and skills required from working in a similar environment please apply and we can discuss suitability.
  • Experience in, or passion for, providing quality care to our rural and disadvantaged communities.

Mō tātou Ratonga | About our Service

Tokoroa hospital sees approximately 14,000 presentations a year through its emergency department and has a 17 bed inpatient ward. We have on-site plain film radiology and laboratory services available during the day and on call 24 hours, 7 days a week. We also have an up to date point of care ultrasound in the emergency department if you wish to use it or are keen to learn. We also manage and help with palliative care within the community to allow patients to be nearer to family. There are two primary care General Practices located on our site, and a third in Tokoroa town. Specialist clinics are provided by visiting specialists from tertiary provider Waikato hospital. There is a four bed primary birthing unit on site run by an employed charge midwife manager and midwives. Our services have close collaborative relationships with primary health providers in Tokoroa and on site including the South Waikato Pacific Island Community NGO as well as Raukawa Charitable Trust.

What does Te Whatu Ora, Waikato offer you?

Located in the heart of the mighty Waikato, Health New Zealand | Te Whatu Ora Waikato operates over a number of sites. Hamilton City (Waikato Hospital) is our main campus and smaller community-based hospitals (Tokoroa, Taumarunui, Te Kuiti and Thames) are located across the region. This opportunity is located in Tokoroa, where we are close to sprawling forests, lakes and nearby cities such as Taupo, Hamilton and Auckland. If your interests range from a host of water sports, mountain biking to vineyard lunches, the area has something for you right on your doorstep. To discover more about our stunning area, please click here.

  • As part of our Health New Zealand family, you will benefit from learning and development opportunities to support your career progression.
  • We offer flexible and agile working opportunities alongside your Health New Zealand benefits of generous annual leave entitlement and access to Health New Zealand staff discount schemes.
  • If you are looking for fantastic work life balance, we guarantee it.
  • We provide a range of health and wellbeing services to promote a healthy, happy workforce.

Why work for us?

  • We’re committed to promoting inclusion and making sure all colleagues feel they belong. We encourage new colleagues from a diverse range of backgrounds to apply.
  • As an employer, we aim to create a workplace where differences are valued and colleagues treat one another with dignity and respect.
  • Greater diversity within our Health New Zealand family improves positive outcomes for the people and communities we serve.

Me pēhea te tuku tono | How to apply

Please apply online as applications are unable to be accepted via email. If you have any questions about the role or just want to chat about what it entails please contact Tokoroa’s Head of Department – [email protected]

Closing date: Open until filled

Nau mai haere mai - Come join the team!

Job Ad Reference 577982
Date Listed 28 May 2024