Specialist Palliative Care
Where you’ll be working: Waikato Hospital - Hamilton, New Zealand
The details: Permanent Part-time - 39 hours per week (0.87 FTE)
Salary Details: see ASMS MECA
Te whiwhinga mahi | The Opportunity
We are seeking an outstanding and experienced Palliative Medicine specialists to join our progressive team of Palliative Medicine Specialists. We currently have one part-time vacancy and are flexible on how we recruit to this role.
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Mō tātou Ratonga | About our Service
The Waikato Palliative Care Program, currently accredited with the Royal Australasian College of Physicians, encompasses two sites; Waikato Hospital and Hospice Waikato, providing specialist Palliative Care across the Waikato Region. It is an exciting time for the service as it is about to undergo transformation in the way it works. We are looking for a candidate keen to help us implement changes as we adapt to Te Whatu Ora. The Palliative Care department currently reports within the Division of Oncology. A consult liaison service is provided by medical and nursing specialists to patients with both malignant and non-malignant diagnoses. A small number of patients are admitted under the Palliative Care Consult service each year with complex palliative care needs or as transfers from other regions to access tertiary level Palliative Care input.
Hospice Waikato is the main community palliative care provider to the region comprising a 10-bed inpatient unit along with Rainbow Place, NZ’s only specialist Children’s Hospice facility. Hospice Waikato also provides an at home service, a rural outreach programme, plus outpatient clinics. Patients and /whanau/family of Hospice have access to a full range of psychosocial and spiritual support through illness and bereavement.
The specialist will work on the hospital consult team and cover both sites after hours. The program has a close relationship with the University of Auckland’s Waikato Clinical School and an Honorary appointment at an appropriate University level (Senior Lecturer, Associate Professor or Professor) can be arranged depending on the applicant’s experience and academic qualifications. There is a requirement for vocational registration or the potential vocational registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand.
Please contact Anna Armstrong, Head of Department Anna.Armstrong@waikatodhb.health.nz for further information.
Mōu | About you
We are looking for someone with qualifications, training, experience or interests related to Palliative Care. This is a challenging role which demands outstanding professional skills, commitment to the specialty and a vision of providing a team-based service founded on excellence in all aspects of the business.
The successful applicant will be employed by Te Whatu Ora, Waikato as a Senior Medical Officer with generous vacation and continued medical education (CME) leave. Stipends are provided for conference leave as well as relocation expenses.
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 Caitlin.Oldman@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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