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Our hospital client is now seeking applications for a General Medicine Physician

1.0FTE Permanent, Full time position

You will work within a team of 5 physicians to provide General Medicine services for the people of the Whanganui region. There is a strong desire to change the model of care by which General Medicine services are provided. Currently the service utilises a two-tier approach with consultant physicians supported by house officers. There is a determination to introduce a registrar tier progressively over the next few years, alongside which will be the development of departmental protocols to ensure safe staffing and distribution of workload.

There is the ability for individual consultants to develop informal sub-specialty interests consistent with a successful secondary care setting. The introduction of a registrar tier will require change to how the senior team operates in terms of weekly structure and team dynamics and will also require the underpinning culture of the department to be addressed as part of this change process.

Who are we

Our vision is He Hāpori Ora - Thriving Communities, with our mission being 'to improve health and independence through a responsive and integrated health system'. We ensure health care places people and their whānau at the centre of everything we do with and for them. We support and empower individuals and whānau to determine their own wellbeing and are committed to working in authentic partnership with other health care providers, iwi, government, social and community agencies to build strong, resilient, connected people and whānau.

As part of the employer`s commitment to Whānau Ora, our vision and mission recognises that to achieve healthy communities, all people -regardless of income or social status - need to live in healthy homes and environments where people feel safe, connected, resilient and able to determine their own needs and the needs of their whānau.

The region has something for everyone. From excellent education and sports training facilities, outdoor adventure pursuits, the best value-for-money housing in New Zealand, access to rural communities and lush picturesque native forest and idyllic surroundings. Our hospital campus is located within a beautiful family orientated town that has a moderate climate, next to the mighty Whanganui River, near to the sea, with the central plateau a stone's throw away, if you are looking for a change in lifestyle with good career prospects then the Whanganui region is the place to be.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please apply online and attach a copy of your up to date CV so we can view your experience in detail and assess the level of assistance we can provide. 

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

alasdairl@headmedical.com / 0131 357 1848

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