Consultant Rehabilitation Physician

Specialty: Rehabilitation Medicine

Grading: Specialist / Consultant

Number of positions: 1

Job Hours: 32 hours

Required qualifications: Vocationally registered in Internal Medicine with the Medical Council of New Zealand (MCNZ) FRACP or equivalent qualification and be able to register for vocational registration with the MCNZ

Nau mai, haere mai ki Ūpoko ki te uru hauora. 

Location:  Kenepuru Hospital, Porirua

Service:    Older Adult, Rehabilitation and Allied Health Services (ORA)

Contract:  Permanent, Part time 32 p/w

Salary:      As per ASMS MECA

Kōrero mō te tūranga – About the role

We have a dedicated Rehabilitation Unit based at Kenepuru Hospital in Porirua.   The person in this role will be part of the wider Older Adults, Rehabilitation and Allied Health service.  The service spans three of our community bases, as well as both acute settings in the Wellington Regional Hospital and Kenepuru Community Hospital.

This is one of 2 Rehabilitation Physician roles, together they cover the Inpatient Rehabilitation ward, outpatient clinics and work alongside the community MDT’s.

The inpatient unit is a busy rehabilitation ward with a cross mix of diagnosis including stroke; amputee’s; and other neurological conditions.  The unit is supported by an Early Supported Discharge service (AWHI) and community teams who provide rehabilitation to enable rehabilitation to continue across the continuum.  The community teams work with adults (from 16 and up) with a range of conditions, the majority being chronic neurological.

As a senior medical officer, you will provide specialist clinical services and also training and mentoring for junior medical staff attached to the Rehabilitation Services. The on call requirement is 1:7-8 on-call.

Moū – About you

  • Vocationally registered in Internal Medicine with the Medical Council of New Zealand (MCNZ)
  • FRACP or equivalent qualification and be able to register for vocational registration with the MCNZ
  • Rehabilitation medicine for adults (16 and upwards)
  • Work in collaboration with multidisciplinary team
  • Able to provide consistently high standards of medical care
  • Relevant experience and training

E pā ana ki a tatou – About us

On 1 July 2022 Te Whatu Ora – Health New Zealand and Te Aka Whai Ora – Māori Health Authority became Aotearoa’s new national health authorities and Regional Public Health as an entity was disestablished and became part of Health New Zealand Te Whatu Ora.Health New Zealand and the Māori Health Authority are committed to delivering a health system that is simpler and more coordinated, allowing for better and more consistent care to support all New Zealanders to live longer and have the best possible quality of life.

Hauora Ā Iwi Ki Te Ūpoko O Te Ika A Māui covers Capital Coast, Hutt Valley and Wairarapa and provides public health services to the greater Wellington region,including Wairarapa (population of approximately 521,500).

Emphasis is placed on leadership, teamwork, the wider determinants of health and the elimination of health inequities with a particular focus on Māori and Pacific Peoples health and wellbeing.

Capital,Coast and Hutt Valley district is located centrally in Wellington and has over 6,000 full-time equivalent staff, making us one of the major employers in the Wellington region. We operate three hospitals – Wellington Regional Hospital in Newtown, Hutt Valley Hospital and Kenepuru Hospital in Porirua – as well as the Kāpiti Health Centre at Paraparaumu.

Me pēhea te tuku tono – How to apply

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Please note we will be reviewing applications when received and will progress through the recruitment process.

We require all our employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. This includes the booster dose within six months of receiving the second dose of initial vaccination (for some people the initial vaccination will have comprised of three doses).  We are not accepting applications that do not meet this criteria.

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Name: Sandra Tam

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Phone: (04) 806 2547