04/07/2024

Obstetrician and Gynaecologist Consultant

  • Health New Zealand - Te Whatu Ora
  • Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
Full time Specialist Position

Job Description

Te Whatu Ora Hauora a Toi Bay of Plenty currently have a position available for a suitably qualified Specialist to join the Obstetrics and Gynaecology team based at Whakatāne Hospital. This is a permanent position (80 hours per fortnight) Open Term. Full-time or part-time available.

About Health New Zealand - Te Whatu Ora | Bay of Plenty

Health New Zealand – Te Whatu Ora is the Government organisation that provides publicly funded universal health care in Aotearoa New Zealand. 

'Te Whatu Ora' translates to 'the weaving of wellness'; which is what we are all about in our holistic and cross-disciplinary delivery of world-class healthcare to 5 million Kiwis across the country.

Health New Zealand – Te Whatu Ora, Hauora a Toi Bay of Plenty is spread across a vast geographical area and centred across two hospitals based in Tauranga and Whakatāne.  We serve a population of approximately 308,000 for the major population centres of Tauranga, Katikati, Te Puke, Whakatāne, Kawerau and Ōpōtiki.  Te Whatu Ora Hauora a Toi Bay of Plenty is one of the Bay of Plenty’s largest employers with over 4000 staff.

We are dedicated to building a team that thrives on diversity and inclusion, welcoming individuals from all walks of life and backgrounds.

He kōrero mō te tūranga - About the Role

You will become a member of a small team of five O & G specialists based in Whakatāne, with whom you will share the on call and elective workload. You should therefore be a good team player with a flexible work ethic. Knowledge of the New Zealand healthcare system will be an advantage.

We serve a large catchment area within the Eastern Bay of Plenty. Our clients are from a diverse background, with the majority being Māori. There is a lot of pathology, making this one of the few remaining places in New Zealand for someone who desires making a big, real, and positive impact in people’s lives. Are you that person? 

The Whakatāne Hospital maternity service is a Secondary level service with approximately 700 births a year. A Level 2 Special Care Baby Unit is located within the maternity facility. Patients requiring Tertiary care are referred to Waikato and/or Auckland Hospitals. Elective gynaecology services, including full Colposcopy services, are provided locally. We have well-resourced theatre facilities for acute and elective surgery, including minor and major open and minimal access procedures.

Whakatāne is a beautiful New Zealand seaside town that provides a vibrant lifestyle. There is easy access to plenty outdoor pursuits to enjoy, including hiking, fishing, climbing, mountain biking, surfing, and golf. We are New Zealand’s sunshine capital, and our local Ohōpe Beach is New Zealand’s most loved beach. Additionally, Rotorua lakes are an hour’s drive away, and the superb Whakapapa and Turoa ski-fields are within 2 – 3 hours’ drive. Visit Whakatane District Information site for more.

Me pēhea te tuku tono - How to Apply

You can view the position description below and to apply for the role please click “APPLY NOW.” For tracking and reporting purposes, all applications must be submitted through our online career’s portal. For additional information or to arrange a confidential chat please contact: Debra Kuka, Medical Staffing Unit via email at debra.kuka@bopdhb.govt.nz

Also take a moment to check out the Health New Zealand - Te Whatu Ora website.

This is classified as a children’s worker role, therefore subject to the safety check requirements of the Vulnerable Children Act 2014.


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