About the Job

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We have an opportunity for a Paediatric  SHO located in Tauranga, the beautiful Bay of Plenty Region

  • Relaxed coastal community
  • Only 1 hr drive to Tauranga (NZ’s fastest growing city)
  • Beautiful natural surroundings - white sandy beaches, native forest & birds, dolphins & orcas
  • August 2022 start dates

This role is perfect for those possessing 9-12 months psychiatry experience and keen to pursue their long-term career within the specialty.  You will work as part of a multidisciplinary team in a culturally diverse setting. 

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 Paediatric Department is a busy supportive department of 14 SMO’s and 3 Fellows on the consultant roster, and provides an excellent opportunity to gain first-hand experience in managing a wide range of acute Paediatric presentations. There is a 22 bed General Paediatric ward, a 4 bed day stay unit, and a 12 bed level 2 SCBU.

The Location

Tauranga is now the 5th largest city in New Zealand with an urban population of 151,300 (regionally 255,102) and is only a 2.5 hour drive south of Auckland. It has always been a premier destination, but with the strong NZ economy and a buoyant housing market, Tauranga is now the fastest growing city in New Zealand.

Tauranga, and in particular the suburb of Mount Maunganui, is well known for many things - the mountain (Mauao), the sunshine, the café and restaurant scene, the surfing, the white sandy beaches and natural salt water hotpools, the local markets with fresh produce, the safe and family-friendly lifestyle with excellent schools, and high-end real estate.

There is a domestic airport with regular daily flights to Auckland's International airport (35 minutes), making connections to/from Tauranga very easy.

Find out more about the Bay of Plenty 

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

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

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