Senior Medical Officer - Renal
Where you’ll be working: Waikato Hospital
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
Te whiwhinga mahi | The Opportunity
We are a seeking a Consultant Renal Physician to join our dynamic, progressive and mulatidisciplinary department at Waikato Hospital, 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). Waikato 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.
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Mō tātou Ratonga | 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.
Mōu | About you
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.
Ko wai mātou | Our Organisation
Te iwi Ngakaunui – People at Heart
Whakamana – Give and earn respect
Whakaronga – Listen to me; Talk to me
Mauri Pai – Fair play
Whakapakari – Growing the good
Kotahitanga – Stronger together
It is not very often something happens that is big; like, really big. Big to the point that it will touch the lives of every single person in the country. That is what we are talking about here. The provision of Health in Aotearoa New Zealand, and how its run is about to change in a big way.
Te Whatu Ora - Health New Zealand and Te Aka Whai Ora - Māori Health Authority will together shape the delivery of Health services in Aotearoa New Zealand for generations to come, and will form the core of a modern and integrated service looking after the needs of all our Whānau.
We are dedicated to achieving health equity for Māori and other priority populations. We are a Crown entity and an active partner in Te Tiriti o Waitangi. Te Whatu Ora – Health New Zealand is guided by Te Tiriti o Waitangi and is committed to upholding the articles.
Here at Te Whatu Ora – Health New Zealand, Waikato we have a team of 8,000 working across the Waikato where everyone plays a vital role in the care of our patients – directly or non-directly. Our vision is Healthy People. Excellent Care.
Te Whatu Ora, Waikato serves the largest Māori population and third largest Pacific population in Aotearoa New Zealand. Waikato Hospital in Hamilton is one of New Zealand’s largest tertiary, teaching hospitals with over 600 inpatient beds and 22 operating theatres. Clinical specialities include Women’s and Children Services, Cardiology / Cardiothoracic Surgery, Oncology and Haematology, Surgical services, and Mental Health and Addiction. Waikato Hospital is the Midland regional referral centre for multiple specialties including trauma surgery, oncology, and neurology.
We are a values-based and inclusive organisation that is committed to deliver the best health outcomes for our total population. Reflecting the population we serve is an important part of the care we deliver to the community. We strongly encourage applicants from all backgrounds with the necessary capability and who share our values to apply. We proactively develop pathways that maximise opportunity for Māori and encourage Māori to apply.
He aha Waikato
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.
Learn more about living in the mighty Waikato here
Me pēhea te tuku tono | How to apply
Please apply directly online, applications are not able to be accepted via email.
For any queries about the role please contact Dr Kannaiyan Rabindranath, Head of Department, Regional Renal Services K.Rabindranath@waikatodhb.health.nz or +6421494313
Closing date: 4 April 2023
A national Vaccination Policy which includes COVID19 is under development. In the interim, a Health and Safety Risk Assessment against the requirements of the role will apply to unvaccinated candidates and employees and appropriate risk mitigation (e.g. extra PPE, RAT testing) may be taken as a result. Please note that when a Vaccination Policy is introduced it will apply to this role and need to be supported.
|Location:||North Island - Waikato - Hamilton|
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