About the Job


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.  Te Whatu Ora Hauora a Toi Bay of Plenty is one of the Bay of Plenty's largest employers with over 4000 staff.

There is a strong Māori population based in the Eastern Bay of Plenty with around 51% of people identifying as Māori. Hauora a Toi Bay of Plenty is committed to working with Iwi and Hapu to develop services that support Toi Ora, the vision of flourishing health outcomes for Tangata Whenua.

About the Role

Whakatāne is a purpose-built secondary care hospital offering acute services to the people of the Eastern Bay of Plenty. Services offered include emergency medicine, paediatric, general and orthopaedic surgery, obstetrics and mental health – alongside acute and ambulatory general medicine.

The Medical service consists of a team of seven physicians who work alongside the multidisciplinary team and junior medical staff to provide patient care for both acute and long-term conditions.

Current physicians within the service have wide experience in acute medicine and areas of sub-speciality such as rural medicine.

Access to other subspecialty areas such as oncology, renal and neurology are available regionally at Tauranga and Waikato Hospitals with clinics being delivered at Whakatāne regularly.

Working in the acute medical service at Whakatāne is rewarding and busy with a wide range of patient case types and complex presentations. Like many hospitals of this size, there are close collegial relationships across all services and a friendly supportive work environment.

About You

We are seeking to recruit a Senior Medical consultant with strong skills and experience in acute medicine, an interest in training and growing junior medical staff and a commitment to growth in secondary health service delivery to meet current and future health care needs within a unique NZ population.

With the progression of NZ Rural training programme, we are also interested in applications from NZ Rural trained consultants – particularly those who have training and experience in a range of settings such as high acuity/ emergency care, acute medicine, palliative care, and chronic disease management.

Applicants must hold or be eligible for vocational registration with the New Zealand Medical Council.

Our Benefits

  • In-house professional development
  • Flexible working practices (e.g. We support work life balance and flexible work arrangements whenever possible)
  • 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 opportunity, 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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