Medical Officer - Palliative Care

Hospice Waikato is an organisation focused on leading the way in the growing specialist field of community palliative care. We are totally committed to providing patient focused, highly professional care, for Waikato people living with life limiting or life-threatening illnesses and for those who support them. Within Hospice Waikato we have a paediatric palliative care service (Rainbow Place) and a very significant rural service.

Hospice Waikato:
• Recognises people and the difference they make
• Is committed to developing its people to the highest professional skill level
• Understands the value of emotional support for all
• Delivers its services with a multidisciplinary focus

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Medical Officer to join our team on a 0.8 FTE to full-time basis. In this role you will be part of the team providing specialist palliative care to patients and their family/whanau within our In-Patient Unit and in the Waikato community. As a part of the Medical team, you will be integral in the provision of leading edge, patient focused palliative care. You will be committed to growing your own medical knowledge and contributing to the collective growth and development of the palliative care team at Hospice Waikato.

To be the right fit for this role and our organisation you would bring:

Essential:
• Experience in palliative care
• Ability to work as part of an interdisciplinary team
• Emotional maturity and resilience
• A passion for supporting palliative patients, their family/whānau and caregivers
• Current full New Zealand driver’s license
• A current Annual New Zealand Practising Certificate
• Current Medical Protection Insurance

Desirable:
• A post graduate qualification in Palliative Care
• Vocational registration in an allied field, such as General Practice

If this sounds like the role and an organisation you want to be a part of, please send your Cover Letter and CV to hr@hospicewaikato.org,nz.

Applications open until the position is filled.

The successful applicant will be required to undertake pre-employment health screening (including drug testing) and complete a Ministry of Justice criminal records check, the results of which must be to Hospice Waikato’s satisfaction.

Applicants must have NZ residency or a valid work visa.

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