Palliative Medicine Specialist Doctor – North Island New Zealand

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Date posted: 05.07.2024
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Palliative Medicine Specialist Doctor – North Island New Zealand

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NZ$160,000 - NZ$306,000 (Annual)

Palliative Medicine

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Espirita are looking for a Palliative Medicine Specialist Doctor to relocate to join a Hospice on the North Island, New Zealand.

As a Palliative Medicine Specialist, you’ll play a crucial role within a skilled and collaborative multidisciplinary team. Your focus will be on patient-centered, holistic care, and you’ll have the opportunity to contribute to continuous improvement. Your well-being is prioritised and you will be encouraged to lead a healthy work-life balance.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Managing complex cases and follow-up
  • Supporting and collaborating with GPs, Aged Residential Care and other specialist providers
  • Educating colleagues and external stakeholders and advocating for hospice care
  • Contributing to best practice processes improvement and governance
  • Coaching and mentoring other medical staff
  • Being active with research and developing and leading new projects

You will be someone who has expert knowledge in palliative care gained in either a hospice or hospital setting, understand the unpredictable demands of palliative care and be ready to adapt to them. As an advocate for quality end-of-life care, you will engender trust and respect and demonstrate cultural awareness with sound knowledge of Tikanga Māori.

In order to be considered for this role you must demonstrate:

  • Fellowship of the Australasian Chapter of Palliative Medicine (or equivalent)
  • Registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand and a current Annual Practicing Certificate or ability to achieve this
  • Trained in principles of evidence-based medicine
  • A collaborative and compassionate working style
  • An interest in supervising and mentoring staff and your own professional development

What are the next steps? 

We would love to hear from you if you feel this role could be a good match for you. Please apply to this vacancy by completing the application form attaching a copy of your CV, and one of the team will be in touch with you shortly to discuss things further. 

Alternatively, if you are interested in registering with us for different opportunities, please proceed to register your interest via our website and we will be in touch regarding positions that might suit you over the coming days.

About Espirita 

Espirita is the global workforce arm of Acacium Group – one of the world’s leading healthcare workforce solutions providers.  

At Espirita, our purpose is simple: to improve healthcare by empowering individuals. With a global presence, local knowledge and expertise, and a commitment to excellence, Espirita strives to provide healthcare professionals with the resources and support they need to thrive in their careers and personal lives. 

Espirita does not tolerate discrimination against employees, applicants, or any other covered persons because of race, religion, colour, national origin, ancestry, disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, age, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, citizenship, or any other protected classification under applicable federal, state, or local laws. 

Espirita is proud to be an equitable, diverse, and inclusive employer. Please note that our job adverts are correct at the time of publication, but some details and job responsibilities are subject to change.  

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Espirita is a trading name of Pulse Healthcare Ltd (03156103) a limited company registered in England and Wales and with its registered office address at 9 Appold Street, London, United Kingdom, EC2A 2AP.
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