About the Job

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This is a great position suited to those keen to pursue a career in General Medicine, possessing a minimum of 6 months General Medicine experience post Foundation Training.  This a truly diverse role where you will participate in teaching, and further develop procedural skills in a supportive team environment.

  • 12-month contract commencing August 2023
  • Relaxed coastal community, with some of the best beaches in NZ on your doorstep!
  • Only 1 hr drive to Tauranga (NZ’s fastest growing city)
  • Beautiful natural surroundings –  white sandy beaches, native forest & birds, dolphins & orcas

The Role

This position is suited to Trust Grade/ SHO /CT level doctors.  You will be based at Whakatane Hospital (110 beds) which serves a population of approximately 50,000 in the Eastern Bay of Plenty. You will work as part of a team consisting of between 5-6 Consultants and two Registrars.  The average hospital medical consultant census is between approximately 30-50 patients with approximately10-20 admissions per day.  There is a 15 bed Acute Care Unit which acts as a 24/48 hr ICU which can include intubations, ventilator support and pressors as well as treatment for cardiac and stroke alerts which are jointly managed by Medical Consultants and Anaesthtetics. 

The Hospital

The Bay of Plenty District Health Board delivers services to a catchment area spanning from Waihi Beach down to Whangaparaoa on the coastline and inland to the Urewera, Kaimai and Mamaku ranges. This incorporates the towns and cities of Tauranga, Katikati, Te Puke, Whakatāne, Kawerau and Opotiki.

The Bay of Plenty District Health Board has two main sites. Tauranga Hospital (359-bed) provides health services to the people of the Western Bay of Plenty. A secondary hospital, it provides level 4-5 services including medical, surgical, paediatrics, obstetrics, gynaecology and mental health. Whakatane Hospital (110-bed) is approx. a 1 hour drive from Tauranga and covers the Eastern Bay of Plenty.

The Location

Whakatāne (population 37,100) and the neighbouring township of Ōhope offer a warm, relaxed lifestyle with over 50 km of coastline to enjoy and explore.  

Whakatāne offers 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, and more !

Located just 1 hour’s drive from Tauranga City and 3.5 hours from Auckland.  The warm and sunny climate makes it ideal for those who love the great outdoors and the beach life. 

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 

What Head Medical can do for you

Arranging a position overseas is very exciting, but we understand that it can also be daunting and time consuming. We’re the UK’s specialist in international medical recruitment and we’ve helped many Doctors relocate since we first started out in 2008 (you can read what people have said about working with us on our testimonials page). We know it’s important to balance career opportunities with lifestyle and we’ll talk through your plans and will get to know you to make sure we find the right role in the right location.  Once we have secured a job for you, we’ll manage the Medical Registration and Visa application process, and support you (and your family) with the relocation itself.

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

sharon@headmedical.com / +44 (0) 131 240 5276

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