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Junior & Senior Medical Officers

Employer Waikato DHB
Workplace Thames Hospital
Specialty Rural Hospital Medicine
Term Other
Grading Medical Officer
Hours per week N/A
Commencement date Open
Application closing date Open
Employer Waikato DHB Workplace Thames Hospital
Specialty Rural Hospital Medicine Term Other
Grading Medical Officer Commencement date Open
Hours per week N/A Application closing date Open

Job description

Join us at Thames Hospital, New Zealand!

Job Number: THA00019

Come and join us in Thames, at the gateway to the beautiful Coromandel!
Nau mai, haere mai ki te rohe o Hauraki!

We are currently seeking expressions of interest from senior and junior medical officers who want to contribute in a secondary and rural hospital setting.

Thames Hospital has a range of vacancies available for the right candidates. Are you a physician, ED consultant, surgeon or rural specialist looking for a great lifestyle and work balance? Are you a RMO looking to get some great rural hospital experience in a supportive environment? We want to hear from you!

Thames Hospital is part of the Waikato District Health Board, and is set against the hills on the Coromandel Peninsula on Aotearoa, New Zealand’s North Island. We are a fully modernised rural and secondary hospital service, providing healthcare for a catchment population of 45,000. This population swells significantly over the summer holidays as the wider country makes their way to their favourite vacation destinations across the Coromandel.

Our hospital provides a 15 bed consultant-led emergency department seeing 18,000 patients per year which is supported by 24/7 laboratory and radiology services, including CT. The emergency department is staffed by an eclectic mix of doctors – rural specialists, emergency medical officers and emergency specialists. We assess all patients presenting acutely to the hospital and treat or admit as required.

The inpatient unit has 48 beds split between general medicine, low acuity surgery and rehabilitation. We maintain a busy day surgery service and outpatient clinic with our own consultants providing treatment in addition to specialist consultants who visit daily during the week and provide a range of specialist services. Virtual health continues to develop in Thames, with ward rounds, outpatients, and stroke thrombolysis all supported by telehealth.

Other services including physiotherapy, occupational therapy, social work, mental health, district nursing, community services and birthing centre are all centralised on the hospital premises and connect with strong networks in the community. We pride ourselves on the provision of quality and patient focussed care and work in a true inter-disciplinary way with nursing and allied health team members. The hospital has a feel of everyone pulling together to ensure the patients are cared for in the very best way possible across the care continuum.

We are a values based and inclusive organisation that is committed to deliver the best health outcomes for our total population. To do this we are working hard to develop a robust and capable workforce that reflects the population we serve. We strongly encourage applicants from all backgrounds with the necessary capability and who share our values to apply and would greatly value seeing applicants from our Māori communities.

Our region boasts some of the country’s most spectacular surf and swimming beaches and is a haven for mountain bikers, divers, fishers, hikers and outdoors enthusiasts. Thames is less than two hours’ drive to the major centres of Auckland, Hamilton, Rotorua and their major airports. The hospital also has a 24/7 access staff on-site gym that enables you to meet all of your fitness goals no matter the time of year.

You can submit your CV through the WaikatoDHB website at If you’re interested in hearing more about the great opportunities at Thames Hospital please contact Leane O’Brien, Operations Manager - Leane.O’

Qualifications required

Depending on the position eligible for general or vocational registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand.
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Vacancy contact details
Name Leane O’Brien
Position Operations Manager
Phone 07 839 8899 ext.97903
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