Specialist - Nephrology
Where you’ll be working: Hamilton
The details: Full-time, 80 Hours per fortnight (1.0 FTE)
- Be part of the national transformation in Health
- Work in an innovative and friendly work environment
- Opportunities to become involved in teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels
We are a seeking a Consultant Renal Physician to join our dynamic, progressive and multidisciplinary department in Hamilton, one of the largest tertiary hospitals in New Zealand. This post offers a broad focus on patient care, research and education, within an innovative and friendly work environment. The opportunity exists to undertake interventional and procedural work for those with aptitude and previous experience (renal biopsy, tunnelled lines with fluoroscopy, Tenckhoff catheter insertion). The Hospital is a teaching hospital and one of five campuses of the University of Auckland Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences. The appointees will have opportunities to become involved in teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
About our Service
The service functions as a hub and spoke model for the Midland catchment and provides renal services to the Waikato, Lakes, Bay of Plenty and Tairawhiti regions. There are currently 7 renal physicians based at Waikato Hospital supported by a Resident Medical Officer team (5 registrars and 2 senior house officers) and an experienced and passionate team of nursing and allied health staff. Care of regional patients is supported by 1.5 FTE of nephrologists based at Tauranga Hospital and peritoneal dialysis nursing teams throughout the region. As a Regional Renal Service we provide renal care to a population of 750,000, with outpatient clinics in Hamilton and five secondary hospitals.
Our department comprises an inpatient ward including an acute inpatient dialysis unit and the Regional Renal Centre. The Regional Renal Centre delivers outpatient care including in-centre haemodialysis, home haemodialysis training, peritoneal dialysis training and outpatient clinics. The centre has been earmarked for replacement by a new 53 chair dialysis integrated unit at a cost of $40 million NZD with building commencing in late 2022.
The service covers all aspects of renal medicine apart from acute kidney transplantation and has a home based treatment philosophy. We have one of the largest peritoneal dialysis populations in Australasia with over 200 patients, and around 80 on home haemodialysis. The service supports 300 transplant recipients regionally and over recent years has had 30-35 patients transplanted annually. The service has 4 satellite dialysis units as well as the Regional Centre.
Candidates must have qualifications that would satisfy the requirements for vocational registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand and a current driver’s licence.
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Waikato is the fourth largest region in Aotearoa New Zealand and located just south of Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland. It features a wide range of world-class outdoor and cultural experiences. You can surf the world-famous beaches of Whāingaroa Raglan, swim at the beautiful beaches of the Kapanga Coromandel, hike our majestic mountain ranges, tour the Hobbiton shire, experience the magic of the Waitomo glow worm caves, and encounter a vast array of flora and fauna at the remarkable Maungatautari Ecological Reserve.
Waikato is the home of the Kiingitanga and rich in Māori culture. Waikato Hospital sits on whenua gifted by Waikato iwi, situated on the banks of the mighty Waikato Awa, Hamilton is New Zealand’s largest metropolitan inland city. Hamilton’s vibrant city centre and rich cultural mix makes it an ideal place to experience the authentic friendly Kiwi lifestyle.
If you are interested in this position, please apply online and attach an up to date copy of your CV for consideration.