Hospice New Zealand

Vacancy: Palliative Medical Specialist, Hospice South Canterbury

South Canterbury DHB - Timaru, South Island
(working also within Hospice South Canterbury)

Permanent, Full time

Leadership and Lifestyle opportunity

The Palliative Medical Specialist provides specialist palliative care clinical services and, working closely with stakeholders, leads the integrated palliative care service both for the DHB and Hospice. This person will drive ongoing development and provide support and advice on best practice. Therefore, as well as first-class clinical skills the successful candidate will also be able to demonstrate outstanding communication and collaboration skills.

This is a pivotal role, requiring a palliative medicine specialist who has (or is eligible to obtain) Vocational Scope of Practice with the Medical Council of NZ in Palliative Medicine and a current Annual Practicing Certificate.

Essential Requirements for this role include:

• Qualifications eligible for specialist Physician registration with the New Zealand Medical Council. Appropriate qualifications/ experience in Palliative Medicine.
• Vocational Registration or eligible for vocational registration with MCNZ in Palliative Care
• Current Annual Practising Certificate.
• Fellowship of the Australasian Chapter of Palliative Medicine (FAChPM) or equivalent
• Extensive and recent Palliative Care experience
• Experience in a clinical leadership role preferred

Live your dream of achieving work - life balance. With this full time position working Monday to Friday you will have time to enjoy all the lifestyle benefits of living in South Canterbury. Mountains, lakes, rivers and sea are within easy access as are the many sporting options on offer. Life is easy with no traffic jams, affordable housing, a safe and caring community and local state and integrated schools offering quality education.

If you are inspired by the prospect of using your first-class clinical skills and outstanding communication, collaboration and leadership skills to serve the close-knit South Canterbury community we would love to hear from you.

Location: Timaru Hospital, Primary and Community Services (Woollcombe Street)

Closing Date: Friday, 30 June 2017

To apply, visit https://scdhb.careercentre.net.nz/job

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