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Infectious Diseases and General Medical Physician
Tauranga, Bay of Plenty 

Employment Type:  Fixed Term - 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, families 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.

About the Role

We are seeking to recruit an Infectious Diseases and General Physician in a fixed term role whilst one of the team takes extended leave in 2023.  This role works within the Department of Medicine based at Tauranga, providing acute internal medicine inpatient and sub-specialist Infectious Disease outpatient services. The Hospital is a 359-bed hospital which provides acute general medical service with support from resident specialists in Cardiology, Respiratory, Gastroenterology, Endocrinology, Rheumatology, Infectious Diseases, Geriatric medicine, Neurology, Oncology, Haematology and Renal services. This role participates in planned care delivery in Infectious Diseases at both Tauranga and Whakatane, which is a smaller level 2 hospital south of Tauranga. Future planning will also provide opportunities to take care closer to patients with satellite clinics across the district. 

The successful candidate will join a department of Physicians who share acute medical admission and patient management responsibilities. The role includes participation in acute medical on call roster and responsibility for leading a team which includes a registrar and house officer. The service roster is designed so that SMOs have time on and off acute roster to allocate time for participation in subspecialty planned care. Subspecialty responsibilities include clinics, consultations across other specialities and providing telephone advice to primary care clinicians.  There are teaching opportunities across undergraduate (years 4-6) and postgraduate (basic and advanced trainees) medicine.

About You

Candidates with sup-speciality qualification and experience in Infectious Diseases speciality are welcome and due to the flexible nature of the vacancy; trainees completing training within the next six months are also invited to apply.

Applicants must hold or be eligible for, vocational registration with the NZ Medical Council.

This is classified as a children’s worker role therefore the successful applicant is subject to the safety check requirements of the Vulnerable Children’s Act 2014.

Our Benefits 

Alongside the opportunity to work with a highly motivated and collegial team of medical specialists our organisation offers employment benefits such as – 

  • Flexible working practices (e.g., we support work life balance and flexible work arrangements whenever possible)
  • Career development opportunities in clinical education and leadership skill development
  • Highly rewarding role and opportunity to make a difference to people daily
  • Participation in multidisciplinary team models of care
  • 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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