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Rheumatologist and General Physician

Employment Type: Permanent - 1 FTE

About Us

Situated in the sunny eastern coast of New Zealand's North Island, the Bay of Plenty really is just that, offering vast golden sand beaches, bush clad mountains, lush farmlands and more. Its pleasant climate means that the area has become a favourite for holiday makers, retirees and those looking for a different lifestyle outside of the main cities.

Te Whatu Ora - Health New Zealand, Hauora a Toi Bay of Plenty is spread across a vast geographical area and centred across two hospitals based in Tauranga and Whakatāne.  We serve a population of approximately 259,000 for the major population centres of Tauranga, Katikati, Te Puke, Whakatāne, Kawerau and Ōpōtiki. We are one of the Bay of Plenty’s largest employers with over 4000 staff.

About the Role

The Rheumatology service provides care to people referred to specialist services from community and primary care. Most people are seen in ambulatory clinics based at Tauranga and Whakatāne, however as the service grows there will be increased use of remote health options such as video consults for the more rural parts of our district and the potential for clinics to move across the community. 

The service consists of a team of two physicians, specialist nurses and allied health staff and has links with tertiary services at Waikato Hospital for ongoing professional development and service support. 

Similarly, to other secondary care hospitals, clinical responsibilities cover rheumatology and acute general medicine. The allocation to general medicine is currently 30% of clinician time and includes on-call and after-hours duties on the acute medical roster. 

About You

The ideal candidate for this role will have an interest in further developing specialist services to meet the needs of a rapidly growing and culturally diverse population - and be enthusiastic around working across both rheumatology and acute medicine.

As such the skill set and interests you have might include:

  • Expertise in delivery of specialist services to people with rheumatological conditions
  • Some recent experience in acute general medicine
  • Interest in education and the training of undergraduate and postgraduate medical staff
  • Experience and a focus on equity in service delivery and improving the health outcomes of Māori

Our Benefits 

  • Strong collegial links with other clinicians both within and across the region
  • In-House career development
  • Flexible working practices 
  • Highly rewarding role and opportunity to make a difference!
  • Be a valued member of a multidisciplinary team
  • Subsidised onsite hospital gym membership 
  • Free flu vaccinations
  • Free onsite parking 
  • Discounts (with local businesses)

If you are interested in this position, please apply online and attach an up to date copy of your CV for consideration. 

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

alasdairl@headmedical.com / 0131 357 1848

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