Palliative Care Physician

Tauranga (Territorial authority), Bay of Plenty (NZ)
08 Feb 2019
04 Mar 2019
Contract Type

Tauranga and Whakatane Hospitals

Bay of Plenty, New Zealand

Bay of Plenty District Health Board

1.0 FTE (80 hours per fortnight)

We are recruiting Medical Physicians with skills and qualifications in Palliative Care to join our innovative and friendly team with a focus on the delivery of high quality palliative care services to the growing population in the Bay of Plenty.

At the heart of our services are our CARE values - Compassion, All-one-team, Responsive and Excellence.

We have an exciting opportunity in the Bay of Plenty to expand our inpatient Palliative Care Service to support clinical teams across our organisations to deliver high quality care for people identified as having palliative care needs.  As part of the 2018 review of Palliative Care services it has been identified that there is an opportunity to develop a new model of care for service delivery across both Tauranga and Whakatane with an opportunity to build on existing relationships between primary care, Hospices and Hospital services to develop seamless and integrated care for people within our community. The first stage of this process is an increase in specialist palliative care services (both medical and nursing)  across  the acute hospital settings.   We are keen to find the person(s) who will best complement the existing team and contribute to the development of the service going forward so we will consider full or part time applications. We also encourage trainees in their last six months of training to apply if interested in this position.

This role will contribute to the development of specialist Palliative Care services and skills within the wider organisation, so if you have an interest and experience in education this would be a valued asset. Senior Medical staff contribute to education at both undergraduate and postgraduate level, with the support of the BOPDHB Clinical School and the University of Auckland. The school also provides clinical research opportunities.

Our organisation actively encourages work life balance and the Bay of Plenty is ideally situated for those who like to work, rest and play – beautiful beaches, stunning scenery, excellent schools and a vibrant social city culture.

Applicants must hold or be eligible for vocational registration with the New Zealand Medical Council

Interested? Want to chat about this exciting opportunity? Contact Neil McKelvie - Business Leader (

At BOPDHB, our values of Compassion, All-one-team, Responsive and Excellence are at the centre of everything we do.  We use values-based recruitment to help us recruit people who share our values, as we know this makes a positive difference to job satisfaction and the experience of our patients and their families/whānau. For more information about our values and working at BOPDHB, please visit our website

All positions at the BOPDHB are subject to safety checks; in addition the candidate may be required to supply evidence of Transmissible Disease Immunity at their own cost.

This is classified as a children’s worker role, therefore subject to the safety check
requirements of the Vulnerable Children Act 2014

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Applications now close 4 March 2019, and must be made online.