About the Job

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Head Medical have opportunities within Paediatrics suited to post foundation doctors seeking an out of programme experience.   You will be based at Tauranga Hospital in the Eastern Bay of Plenty Region. 

  • Surf, or Paddle round the Tauranga Coastline!
  • Beautiful natural surroundings and marine life – white sandy beaches, stunning sunrises, native forest & birds, dolphins, and orcas
  •  12 month contract - Commencement April/ May
  • Salary NZD $94,618-$110,857 ( depending on experience)

The Hospital

​​​​​​There are two hospitals in the region, Whakatane hospital has 110 beds,  and Tauranga Hospital, where you will be based, a 359 bed, Level 2 Hospital. Together, the two sites cater to a regional population of 230,000 and the emergency department see in the region of 73,669 attendances per year.

The Paediatric team consists of 10 Consultants, 6 SHO’s and 5 Registrars.  You will be responsible for the daily management of inpatient, paediatric and neonatal care, clerking admissions and discharges. You will gain exposure to complex paediatric or SCBU patients as well as responding to Emergency department calls.  You will work closely with Consultants who promote training, education and innovate working and enjoy the benefits of a collaborative and supportive working environment.  Educational sessions include journal clubs, grand rounds, X-ray meetings, peri-natal meetings, and resuscitation teaching.  

There is a focus on Māori health and a strong commitment to closing the gaps and reducing health inequalities by re-designing pathways with Māori (who make up 25.6% of the region’s population), to promote better access to healthcare services.

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.

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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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