Physician - Emergency Medicine Specialist
Mō Tātou – About Us
Situated in the sunny eastern coast of New Zealand's North Island, the Bay of Plenty really is just that, offering vast golden sand beaches, bush clad mountains, lush farmlands and more. Its pleasant climate means that the area has become a favourite for holiday makers, retirees and those looking for a different lifestyle outside of the main cities.
Te Whatu Ora - Health New Zealand, Hauora a Toi Bay of Plenty is spread across a vast geographical area and centred across two hospitals based in Tauranga and Whakatāne. We serve a population of approximately 259,000 for the major population centres of Tauranga, Katikati, Te Puke, Whakatāne, Kawerau and Ōpōtiki. Te Whatu Ora Hauora a Toi Bay of Plenty is one of the Bay of Plenty's largest employers with over 4000 staff.
He Kōrero mō te tūranga - About the Role
The Whakatane Hospital Emergency Department provides 24/7 emergency and acute care to the people of the Eastern Bay of Plenty. This region of the Bay of Plenty has a predominantly Māori population and as such is an opportunity to experience living and working in a community with strong cultural bonds to the local Iwi. The department sees around 25,000 presentations per annum of which around 22% are admitted to hospital.
Over the past three years, the department has invested in the growth of medical, nursing and allied health team members. This includes increasing the ED medical staff base, training and recruiting to advanced nursing roles along with encouraging the development of a multidisciplinary team to best meet the needs of patients. Medical staff working within the department cover a 24/7 roster. This position is advertised as full time however there is flexibility to consider options around FTE. The department has been approved as a site for advanced trainee placement and as such we are looking forward to further developing education and training programmes for junior medical staff.
He korero mōu - About You
The ideal candidate for this position will have a desire to work in a smaller secondary care hospital with the opportunity to practice alongside other specialist services such as general medicine, paediatrics, surgery and mental health to deliver innovative and responsive care to people presenting to the ED. A strong skill base in emergency medicine and urgent care, along with interests in particular subspecialty emergency care such as paediatrics would be beneficial. This position will be of interest if you have ever thought, “I wonder what it would be like to work somewhere with interesting and varied clinical demands and the time to get to know patients, the team I work with and the community I live in?”
Ko o tatou painga – Our Benefits
Alongside the obvious benefit of living and working in one of the most beautiful regions in the country – working at Hauora a Toi Bay of Plenty also offers:
- In-House career development and support to participate in national and international education
- Flexible working practices (e.g. We support work life balance and flexible work arrangements whenever possible)
- Highly rewarding role and opportunity to make a difference!
- Be a valued member of a multidisciplinary teamFree onsite parking
- Discounts (with local businesses)
- Subsidised onsite hospital gym membership
- Free flu vaccinations
Ngā uarātanga ō ā mātou mahi – Our Values
At Te Whatu Ora Hauora a Toi Bay of Plenty we recruit for our Manaakitanga CARE values. Why do we do this? Because values-based teams deliver better care.
Our manaakitanga CARE values (Compassion, All-one-team, Responsive and Excellence) support each of us to make a difference every day in the things we do and say. Therefore, it's important that when recruiting, we recruit new colleagues who live by our CARE values.
Te Whatu Ora Hauora a Toi Bay of Plenty are committed to improving Māori health outcomes and achieving health equity for Māori through Te Tiriti o Waitangi obligations. It is essential you demonstrate an awareness of Māori indigenous rights and current issues in relation to health and health equity.
Me pēhea te tuku tono - How to Apply
You can view the position description below and to apply for the role please click “APPLY NOW.” For tracking and reporting purposes, all applications must be submitted through our online career's portal.
New employees of Te Whatu Ora will need to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, which includes two doses of an approved vaccine. If you are unable to receive a COVID-19 vaccine or booster for any reason, please indicate this in your application so we can discuss this with you further.
|Location:||North Island - Bay of Plenty - Whakatane|
|Job type:||Permanent Full time|
|Expertise:||Clinical - Registrar - Emergency Medicine|
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