Location: Porirua, North Wellington Region
Service: Older Adult, Rehabilitation and Allied Health Services (ORA)
Contract: Permanent, Part time 32 hours p/w
About the role
We have a dedicated Rehabilitation Unit based at Porirua. The person in this role will be part of the wider Older Adults, Rehabilitation and Allied Health service. The service spans three of our community bases, as well as both acute settings in the Wellington Regional Hospital and Community Hospital.
This is one of 2 Rehabilitation Physician roles, together they cover the Inpatient Rehabilitation ward, outpatient clinics and work alongside the community MDT’s.
The inpatient unit is a busy rehabilitation ward with a cross mix of diagnosis including stroke; amputee’s; and other neurological conditions. The unit is supported by an Early Supported Discharge service (AWHI) and community teams who provide rehabilitation to enable rehabilitation to continue across the continuum. The community teams work with adults (from 16 and up) with a range of conditions, the majority being chronic neurological.
You will provide specialist clinical services and also training and mentoring for junior medical staff attached to the Rehabilitation Services. The on call requirement is 1:7-8 on-call.
- Vocationally registered in Internal Medicine with the Medical Council of New Zealand
- FRACP or equivalent qualification and be able to register for vocational registration with the MCNZ
- Rehabilitation medicine for adults (16 and upwards)
- Work in collaboration with multidisciplinary team
- Able to provide consistently high standards of medical care
- Relevant experience and training
On 1 July 2022 Health New Zealand and Te Aka Whai Ora – Māori Health Authority became Aotearoa’s new national health authorities and Regional Public Health as an entity was disestablished and became part of Health New Zealand Te Whatu Ora. Health New Zealand and the Māori Health Authority are committed to delivering a health system that is simpler and more coordinated, allowing for better and more consistent care to support all New Zealanders to live longer and have the best possible quality of life.
Hauora Ā Iwi Ki Te Ūpoko O Te Ika A Māui covers Capital Coast, Hutt Valley and Wairarapa and provides public health services to the greater Wellington region, including Wairarapa (population of approximately 521,500).
Emphasis is placed on leadership, teamwork, the wider determinants of health and the elimination of health inequities with a particular focus on Māori and Pacific Peoples health and wellbeing.
The district is located centrally in Wellington and has over 6,000 full-time equivalent staff, making us one of the major employers in the Wellington region. We operate three hospitals as well as the Kāpiti Health Centre at Paraparaumu.
If you are interested in this position, please apply online and attach an up to date copy of your CV for consideration.