Medical Officer

  • Te Whatu Ora - Health New Zealand Waikato
  • Tokoroa Hospital, New Zealand
Full time Health Care

Job Description

Where you’ll be working: Tokoroa Hospital, New Zealand

The details: Part time, Permanent. Rostered

  •  Be part of the national transformation in Health

Te whiwhinga mahi | The Opportunity

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

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Mō tātou Ratonga | About our Service

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 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.

Mōu | About you

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.

Ko wai mātou | Our Organisation

Te iwi Ngakaunui – People at Heart

• Whakamana – Give and earn respect

• Whakaronga – Listen to me; Talk to me

• Mauri Pai – Fair play

• Whakapakari – Growing the good

• Kotahitanga – Stronger together

It is not very often something happens that is big; like, really big. Big to the point that it will touch the lives of every single person in the country. That is what we are talking about here. The provision of Health in Aotearoa New Zealand, and how its run is about to change in a big way.

Te Whatu Ora - Health New Zealand and Te Aka Whai Ora - Māori Health Authority will together shape the delivery of Health services in Aotearoa New Zealand for generations to come, and will form the core of a modern and integrated service looking after the needs of all our Whānau.

We are dedicated to achieving health equity for Māori and other priority populations. We are a Crown entity and an active partner in Te Tiriti o Waitangi. Te Whatu Ora – Health New Zealand is guided by Te Tiriti o Waitangi and is committed to upholding the articles.

Here at Te Whatu Ora – Health New Zealand, Waikato we have a team of 8,000 working across the Waikato where everyone plays a vital role in the care of our patients – directly or non-directly. Our vision is Healthy People. Excellent Care.

We are a values-based and inclusive organisation that is committed to deliver the best health outcomes for our total population. Reflecting the population we serve is an important part of the care we deliver to the community. We strongly encourage applicants from all backgrounds with the necessary capability and who share our values to apply. We proactively develop pathways that maximise opportunity for Māori and encourage Māori to apply.

Learn more about living in the mighty Waikato here

Me pēhea te tuku tono | How to apply

If you require further information, please contact John Kanawa via email: [email protected]

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Closing date: Open until filled


A national Vaccination Policy which includes COVID19 is under development. In the interim, a Health and Safety Risk Assessment against the requirements of the role will apply to unvaccinated candidates and employees and appropriate risk mitigation (e.g. extra PPE, RAT testing) may be taken as a result. Please note that when a Vaccination Policy is introduced it will apply to this role and need to be supported.


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