Where you’ll be working: Waikato Hospital, New Zealand
The details: Permanent, 40 Hours per week (1.0 FTE)
Salary details: see AMS MECA
Te whiwhinga mahi | The Opportunity
Applications are invited for a permanent Specialist Dermatologist (medical). The successful appointee should have a broad range of dermatology experience and training to care for adult patients and a special interest in paediatric dermatology. Applicants interested in a locum position for one to two years may also apply.
The position involves the supervision of advanced trainees (dermatology registrars), dermatology nurses, and medical students from the University of Auckland and elsewhere. This challenging role demands outstanding professional skills and commitment to the specialty.
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(Please note position descriptions can only be viewed on the Te Whatu Ora - Waikato website.)
Mō tātou Ratonga | About our Service
The Te Whatu Ora - Health New Zealand, Waikato Dermatology service provides predominantly medical dermatology care to a population of 450,000 patients and tertiary services to 950,000 in the Te Manawa Taki region. The service is based at Waikato Hospital, Hamilton, and includes outreach clinics and teledermatology.
The current Dermatology team comprises five dermatologists and three registrars (Advanced Trainees in Dermatology, Royal Australasian College of Physicians). Predominantly an outpatient service for patients with severe inflammatory skin diseases, we offer adult medical, paediatric, and subspecialty clinics, phototherapy, patch testing, and minor surgical procedures. A comprehensive medical laser service will commence in 2023. We receive more than 700 referrals each month, most of which are provided with Advice and Guidance (Teledermatology and Teledermoscopy). Team members are expected to conduct quality assurance, medical audits and research projects.
Mōu | About you
The required skills and experience you will need to be considered for this role are:
Training and postgraduate qualifications as a Dermatologist
Additional training and experience in Paediatric Dermatology
Vocational registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand as a Dermatologist or be eligible to apply for Provisional Vocational Registration as a Dermatologist.
Knowledge and understanding of Te Tiriti o Waitangi
The appointee will be involved in teaching, continuing medical education, and quality improvement. A commitment to customer focus, service development and teamwork is essential.
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 it’s 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.
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, attaching a current CV and cover letter. Applications are not able to be accepted via email.
For further information, please contact Adjunct Associate Professor Amanda Oakley, Dermatologist and Head of Department Amanda.Oakley@waikatodhb.health.nz
Closing date: Open until filled
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.
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