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​Follow the sunshine from the Northern hemisphere to the Southern hemisphere.

We’re seeking a Community and General Paediatrician to join the Woman, Child and Family Service at Whakatane Hospital (110-bed, catchment 50,000), just 1 hour’s drive from Tauranga city, in the stunning Bay of Plenty region.

  • Relaxed coastal living in popular Bay of Plenty
  • FRACP or equivalent specialist qualifications
  • Participation in after hours on call roster (1:4)
  • APLS essential, DSAC training is desirable
  • Opportunity to develop your special interest areas and clinics
  • Beautiful natural surroundings –  white sandy beaches, native forest & birds, dolphins & whales

You will join a dynamic team of clinical staff covering ambulatory, developmental and community paediatrics acute and general services; level 2 neonatal service; local Child Development service (Te Koru); Voyagers Child & Adolescent Mental Health Service; which also has excellent links to tertiary services.

The team works closely with local community groups and GPs to provide a holistic service, as a high proportion of the population have high health needs, especially Maori. They participate in many weekly CPD activities Resuscitation scenarios, X-ray, Challenging cases & Study evenings. They also provide Telepaediatric links to distant clinics.

They are looking for a Paediatrician who is dedicated to making a real difference.

You will, therefore, possess broad specialist experience in General Paediatrics and a sound understanding of contemporary models of care.

You will also have proven leadership skills and experience working in a multidisciplinary team environment; an interest in medical education and teaching, including providing supervision and education to medical students, registrars and other clinical staff; and of course, a commitment to contributing to ongoing quality improvement programmes.

You will be comfortable both in working in a multicultural workforce, and being based in a semi-rural coastal community rich in culture and diversity. 

What’s on offer?

  • Total package circa NZ$180,000 - $300,000 pa depending on experience
  • Includes base salary range NZ$161,304 - $240,000 pa depending on experience
  • Continuing Medical Education Allowance NZ$16,000 pa + 10 days CME leave
  • Multidisciplinary team working
  • Relocation assistance

The Location

Whakatane and Ohope (pop 35,000) offer a coastal, relaxed lifestyle. With some of the best beaches in NZ on your doorstep such as Ohope, Mount Maunganui, Papamoa, Pukehina and Ohiwa - it's ideal for those who love the great outdoors. 

Locals enjoy easy access to a fantastic untouched natural environment, which lends itself to such outdoor pastimes as surfing, paddle boarding, fishing, sailing, swimming, mountain biking, hill walking and more.

There is a domestic airport with daily flights to Auckland’s international airport, making connections to/from Whakatane very easy (45 minutes).

Find out more about the Bay of Plenty and Whakatane here

Medical Registration

Ideally, you will hold FRACP and full Vocational registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand (MCNZ).

If not NZ trained or based, you will hold equivalent specialist qualifications from either the UK (via CCT), Ireland (via CCT), Australia, Canada or USA that will enable Provisional Vocational (long term) registration or Locum Tenens (short term up to 12 months) registration.

These are the specialist pathways for medical registration in NZ for Paediatricians and we can assist with medical registration and work visa applications if you are successfully appointed.

Please visit the MCNZ website for details on the medical registration requirements.

Primary Source Verification using EPIC **

From 1st November 2017, all relevant qualifications must now be verified by ECFMG using the EPIC system on behalf of the Medical Council of New Zealand.  If you are committed to working in New Zealand, we recommend starting this process off as soon as possible if you hold qualifications from outside NZ. Candidates can log on to EPIC and complete this step online very easily. EPIC verifies your identity and your qualifications. 

Log on to EPIC here and read the FAQs section about how to get started.

For a discussion about this role or
other opportunities contact Caroline today.

caroline@headmedical.com / +64 225214705

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