Rawene, Northland - view map
Start date: May 2019
- Long term or permanent role
- House and car included in package
- Stunning kauri forest and scenic harbour
We are seeking a permanent or long term Rural Medical Generalist. The role is nine to ten sessions per week, with an on-call requirement of one night per week and one weekend in six.
The ideal candidate will be a Medical Practitioner with dual fellowship in General Practice and Rural Hospital Medicine, or with an interest in and/or training towards these dual fellowships. This position would suit a doctor confident in working across the primary and secondary care settings.
Our service combines comprehensive primary care with an extension to inpatient management in our rural hospital which provides primary/secondary interface, and 24/7 emergency care including participation in the on call roster as well as rehabilitation and palliative care. There are 10 acute beds, 10 continuing care long stay, maternity, X Ray unit, as well as outpatients and community allied health services. This hospital is a modern facility equipped with some basic point of care diagnostic equipment and our doctors are supported to achieve and maintain their skills as rural generalists across the GP and RHM scopes of practice.
This practice offers an opportunity to be immersed in a community and its culture – providing a satisfying aspect to a holistic practice, as well as a balanced lifestyle. We have a supportive collegial environment, with a team of eight GPs working between the hospital and GP clinics.
This practice is also a recognised Rural Teaching Centre for the University of Auckland medical school undergraduate programmes. We are Cornerstone accredited and host GP and Rural Hospital registrar placements.
A competitive remuneration is on offer and relocation costs are negotiable. As part of the package a house and car are provided. The practice will cover annual practising certificate, and medical indemnity insurance.
Hauora Hokianga (Hokianga Health) has for many years been widely recognised as one of the most accessible and integrated health services in New Zealand. Through the Hokianga Health Enterprise Trust, Hauora Hokianga provides integrated primary health care services (medical, pharmaceutical and some oral health services) to the people of Hokianga at no cost to the patient.
The practice has approximately 6,500 patients, with each General Practitioner seeing on average 20 patients a day. The Trust currently employs a CEO, seven FTE General Practitioners, a full complement of registered nurses, hospital aides and domestic staff to staff the hospital services, two practice nurses, and eight community-based nurses.
See more about the practice here.
Rawene in the Hokianga region is just a three hour drive north of Auckland. This area is renowned for the giant kauri trees of the Waipoua Kauri Forest, where you can visit The Kauri Museum and hear about the story of these mighty Kauri trees – it’s fascinating gum and pioneering past. The region is steeped in spectacular natural wonders and fascinating cultural heritage. Continuing north, take in the harbour-side twin towns of Omapere and Opononi nestled on the shores of the stunning Hokianga Harbour.
Take a look at the Northland region here.
How to apply
Contact Jenny Butt, Relationship Manager for a confidential discussion on +64 4 495 5877OR