Medical Officer (x2 Roles Available)

  • Waikato District Health Board
  • 75 Maraetai Road Tokoroa 3420
Part time Health Care

Job Description

Job Number: TOK00240 + TOK00241

Where you’ll be working: 

Tokoroa Hospital, Tokoroa, New Zealand

The details: 

A great opportunity exists in a rural setting for a specialist or medical officer to join a team of friendly professionals.

You will require the following qualifications/experience:

  • Rural hospital medicine specialist, or on advanced trainee on the pathway for vocational registration with the Division of Rural Hospital Medicine,
  • Accident and medical practitioners and/or,
  • Emergency medicine specialists.

Tokoroa Hospital sees 13,000+ patients a year through its emergency department and has a 17 bed inpatient ward. There is also a four bed primary birthing unit on site run by an employed associate CMM and independent midwives.

There are plain radiology and lab services on site during working hours and on call after hours. Specialist clinics are run by visiting specialists from the tertiary referral centre, Waikato hospital (or Lakes DHB) which is one hour away by road.

The clinical work consists of trauma and medical emergencies, paediatrics, geriatric medicine, and family medicine.

The work is very rewarding and the case mix is interesting and varied, from primary and urgent care to critical emergencies. There is opportunity to do a variety of emergency procedures. As a rural hospital with an inpatient ward there is opportunity to admit and provide ongoing care for patients.

The applicant will need to demonstrate a high level of confidence in independent decision making.

There is opportunity to teach students, house officers and trainees and to do audit and research.

If you require further information, please contact or Shameem Safih, FACEM, Clinical Unit Leader of South Rural Waikato Hospitals - Mobile: +64 21 678 234 or email: [email protected]


The Waikato District Health Board Health & Safety has a policy that includes ensuring that you comply with the Health Order announced 11 October 2021 and with the Waikato DHB’s Vaccine Preventable Diseases for Employees policy. The policy prescribes the required vaccinations including COVID19 for all employees of Waikato DHB. COVID-19 vaccinations are mandatory before you commence employment.

Why us:

The Waikato District Health Board (DHB) is one of the largest of 20 DHBs in New Zealand.

We plan, fund and provide health and disability support services to a population of more than 400,000. We run five hospitals across the district – a tertiary hospital in Hamilton, a secondary hospital in Thames, and three rural hospitals in Te Kuiti, Taumarunui, and Tokoroa.

Waikato Hospital in Hamilton is one of New Zealand’s largest tertiary, teaching hospitals with over 600 inpatient beds and 22 operating theatres. Clinical specialities include Women’s and Children Services, Cardiology / Cardiothoracic Surgery, Oncology and Haematology, Surgical services, and Mental Health and Addiction. Waikato Hospital is the Midland regional referral centre for multiple specialties including trauma surgery, oncology, and neurology.

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 more applicants from our Māori communities.

Your application:

Please apply directly online to review the position description. Search the job number i.e. TOK00240 or TOK00241.

Applications are not able to be accepted via email.

Application closing date: 8 July 2022


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