• Permanent
  • Anywhere

Grading: Specialist / Consultant

Number of positions: 1

Job Hours: Part-time

Required qualifications: N/A

Ehara taku toa i te toa takitahi. Engari, he toa takitini.

Success is not the work of one, but the work of many.

Permanent, part-time

64 hours per fortnight (0.8FTE)

We are seeking a Dermatologist for Te Whatu Ora – Health New Zealand, Te Matau a Māui Hawke’s Bay, who shares our values of He kauanuanu – Respect, Ākina – Improvement, Rāranga te tira – Teamwork and Tauwhiro – Care. This is an exciting opportunity for a specialist, who is committed to the further development of dermatology and skin lesion services across the Hawke’s Bay health sector.

The position is based at Te Whatu Ora Hawke’s Bay, with 0.8 FTE and there are opportunities to increase hours in private practice locally.

As a Specialist Physician in Dermatology you will work with the other Dermatologist, Dermatology Clinical Nurse Specialist and Dermatology Nurses in the Whanau and Communities Group. You will provide clinical services that include outpatient, community assessment and management of people requiring specialist dermatology care, and community-based support services. Clinics are provided in Hastings, Napier, Wairoa and Waipukurau. Strong clinical liaison with other surgical specialist such as General Surgery, ENT and Ophthalmology and non-surgical departments such as Paediatrics and the full range of medical specialties will be maintained.

Te Whatu Ora Hawke’s Bay is situated in Hastings. It is a large secondary level, 400 bed accredited public facility providing acute and elective care for a region of over 162,000 people. The hospital is continuously improving facilities. It provides a full range of adult and paediatric clinical and support services expected in a district general hospital. Te Matau a Māui, Hawke’s Bay has extensive clinical teaching commitments in partnership with Wellington Medical School, University of Otago and the local Eastern Institute of Technology. The Dermatologists also participate in the postgraduate teaching programme including Grand Rounds, Journal Club, Registrar and House Officer teaching.

This role offers a great opportunity to develop your career, enjoy the benefits of a fantastic region and achieve a desirable work life balance.

A suitable candidate would be proficient in the full range of medical dermatology, including some paediatric dermatology, patch-testing, photo-dermatology, tele-dermatology, simple cutaneous surgery and management of skin cancer. They would be enthusiastic about empowering the patient, their whenay and healthcare providers to look after their skin in health and disease, liaising with primary and other secondary care services to provide equitable access and patient-centered care.

We have no doubt that you will love everything Hawke’s Bay has to offer. Situated on the east coast of the North Island, you will enjoy the stunning climate and beaches, a wide range of sporting and leisure opportunities, wine, food and cultural activities. An environment and work/ life balance that is second to none. Take a stroll through the Hawke’s Bay Tourism website and get yourself to Hawke’s Bay!

Applicants must be registered, or eligible for registration, with the Medical Council of New Zealand as a Specialist and hold appropriate specialist qualifications in Dermatology, such as being a fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians, or equivalent.

Te Whatu Ora Hawke’s Bay in general encourages a workforce that is innovative, eager to learn and enhance their skills and is passionate about caring for our community. As part of our team we will support, encourage and help you to develop your career with us.We are proud of our team’s diversity. We know the strength of a diverse and inclusive workforce helps us achieve the best outcomes for our patients and the communities in which we operate and serve.

To discuss this role please contact:

Dr Sabine Sommer

Consultant Dermatologist


Applications close on Friday, 25 April 2024.

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Vacancy contact details

Name: Haines Recruitment Agency


Phone: (06) 878 8109 Ext 4664