Prevocational Educational Supervisor
Where you’ll be working: Waikato Hospital
The details: Fixed-term, 5 year contract - 4 Hours per week (0.1 FTE)
Te whiwhinga mahi | The Opportunity
A great opportunity exists to help influence the education and future career options of our Resident Medical Officers (RMOs) in the hospital and undertaking community-based / primary care training. A vacancy for a Prevocational Educational Supervisor to support first and second year doctors currently exists.
In this role you will:
Help select first-year doctors and have a say about their clinical attachments for the upcoming year.
Be involved in the orientation and settling-in period for these doctors.
Regularly meet with your PGY1 and PGY2 doctors and provide guidance, coaching, and feedback.
Assist with the development of a remedial program for struggling doctors.
Meet with other Prevocational Educational Supervisors and the Director of Clinical Training on a monthly basis to assist in developing the RMO workforce.
Discuss career pathways for RMOs.
Be involved in the design of first- and second-year doctors' education and skills courses.
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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
This role sits within Te Whatu Ora, Waikato, and attracts 0.1 FTE (4 hours weekly). This requires a reduction in full-time role to accommodate the additional work within current job size, or if part-time this is an added 0.1 FTE. You will report directly to the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) or delegated SMO. However, you will also be contracted to the Medical Council of New Zealand (MCNZ) as an ‘agent’ and be required to undertake tasks as specified in their agreement (this agency attracts an honorarium).
Te Whatu Ora, Waikato will interview and select a preferred candidate. The CMO will then submit the candidate’s nomination to the MCNZ Education Committee for approval and formal appointment.
Mōu | About you
Suitable candidates must hold full vocational registration. General Practitioners with vocational scope of practice are also invited to apply. (However, the latter must be available to address house officer needs in the hospital environment and arrange face-to-face meetings with house officers at scheduled times).
Applications to include:
Cover letter stating reason for application and outline any previous leadership experience
Two references (not necessarily medical)
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 Kate.Johnson@waikatodhb.health.nz
Closing date: 2 June 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.
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