GP Locum | Kaikoura
23 May 2017 | ID: 4474
Come to Kaikoura Healthcare and experience a good mix of general practice and rural hospital medicine in a new purpose built health facility.
Our integrated Family Health Centre includes a Resus room, X-ray and ultrasound capability and offers a wide range of services such as chemotherapy, infusions, and minor surgery. We have a maternity facility which is midwife led and deliver our services alongside a (mostly) youthful and enthusiastic nursing team. We are flexible in our approach and now run clinics for the road working crews rebuilding SH1.
It is an exciting time at Kaikoura Health Te Ha O Te Ora as we work towards the integration of general practice and DHB Inpatient, acute services and long term care teams to provide seamless patient centred care for the Kaikoura community.
We are looking for doctors who are adaptable, resourceful and flexible and have a passion for helping others. This position could be anything from a short-term locum in a registrar training placement, to a long term locum, with a view to becoming one of the five Doctors in the Kaikoura team in the longer term.
On call is one in 4-5 weekends and one night a week, but you will be provided with support depending on your experience.
We value CME and expect and support professional development and provide supervision where appropriate by experienced doctors with Fellowship in rural hospital medicine.
Kaikoura may be shaken and stirred, but that shaking has provided lots of opportunities and funding for more services to support the community than ever before. Kaikoura offers an amazing lifestyle from the Mountains to the Sea –tramping, surfing, diving, sailing, boating, fishing and hunting in a town that values its environment and has Platinum Earth Check status.
Dr Richard Clingham has this to say about his time in Kaikoura:
“Kaikoura is the ideal place for RHM trainees to do their rural general practice attachment whilst expanding their rural hospital experience and taking on the extra challenge of doing PRIME. I spent 4 months of my training in Kaikoura. The experience was invaluable and I loved every day working there and remember it more fondly than any other job I have done.”
During the quakes Dr Anu Shinnamon was in Kaikoura on a short term locum. Here is how she describes working as part of the Kaikoura team in that very busy time:
"I can definitely recommend the Kaikoura run – fabulous team, great facilities and spectacular setting. If you are looking for a well-supported run in a small hospital, with a diverse patient population and the opportunity to expand your PRIME and independent after-hours skills - sign up. Kaikoura would particularly suit a dual trainee who has a genuine interest in working across the primary and secondary care continuum."