Permanent (Fixed term considered for minimum 1 year if applicant`s preference)
This exciting new position represents the fifth respiratory consultant in a strong and growing regional department covering all aspects of respiratory medicine. Recent expansion of the department includes the addition of an advanced trainee in respiratory medicine and nurse practitioner roles. This growth affords the successful applicant an opportunity to explore their sub-specialty interests with scope to shape and develop the role whilst contributing to broader departmental activities.
Services include regular bronchoscopy lists, a growing pleural service, and outpatient services across the breadth of respiratory and sleep medicine including local clinics for obstructive airways disease, a large lung cancer service, interstitial lung disease, bronchiectasis, cystic fibrosis, TB and lung transplantation with network support from tertiary centres. One quarter of the role will be spent covering inpatients through a general medical ward with a predominance of respiratory patients, this includes being involved in the acute medicine on-call roster.
There is shared responsibility to reporting of pulmonary function testing including CPET in a newly re-equipped, negative pressure lung function laboratory; provision of sleep services; teaching of RMOs, nurses and allied health; developing models of care and liaison with community-based support services. Development of community services is a particular area of focus with further near-term expansion of specialty care to non-hospital settings forthcoming. You should be able to provide clinical leadership to the multidisciplinary team, with a commitment to continuous quality improvement.
Hawke’s Bay has a diverse population of over 170,000 people in both urban and remote rural areas. Services are primarily provided at Hawke's Bay Fallen Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital, Hastings which has a 400 bed capacity - one of the largest provincial hospitals in New Zealand.
We have no doubt that you’ll love everything Hawke’s Bay has to offer. Situated on the east coast of the North Island and a notable holiday destination within New Zealand, you’ll enjoy the stunning climate and beaches, a wide range of sporting and leisure opportunities, wineries, food and cultural activities. An environment and work-life balance that is second to none.
Applications for the above position are invited from medical practitioners who have completed advanced training in Respiratory Medicine, have FRACP (or equivalent qualification) and are registered (or are eligible for registration) as a specialist with the Medical Council of New Zealand.
If you are interested in this position, please apply online and attach an up to date copy of your CV for consideration.