General Practitioner, Dunedin Centre
Report directly to the Southern Regional Manager
The vision of the New Zealand Artificial Limb Service (NZALS) is 'independent and productive lives for the people we care for'. We are a Crown Entity that provides prosthetic, orthotic and rehabilitation services to patients across New Zealand.
With the patient at the centre of everything we do, NZALS' has a strategy that will see a significant evolution in services to patients.
We are looking for a General Practitioner with a special interest in care for diabetes and vascular patients, to work in our Hamilton Centre for approximately 2-4 hours per fortnight. This will involve working with our dedicated, multidisciplinary team to provide artificial limb clinics, assessments and referrals for amputees with diabetes and vascular disease. The work will support our ‘whole of life’, patient centred care approach that maximises the patient’s independence and productivity.
The ideal candidate will be culturally competent and comfortable working with complex patients with chronic disease. The General Practitioner’s skill set in diabetes/vascular medicine and primary care network knowledge will contribute directly towards improved patient care and integrating/connecting the patients care with primary care support services in the region.
The ideal candidate will have the following skill set, (linked to the themes of our 2021 strategic objectives):
Service – proven experience in working in a multidisciplinary team that delivers high-quality care to patients with diabetes/vascular disease and complex needs. You will be able to lead clinical discussions with the patient/whanau and the multidisciplinary team that values and relies on other health professional clinical opinion/input and leads to artificial limb services that are appropriate/realistic for the individual patient.
Expert Workforce – be registered with the Medical Council of New Zealand a hold a full and current annual practicing certificate. Have a demonstrated interest in diabetes/vascular medicine, proven cultural competency and a strong primary care network in order to deliver a patient-centred service.
R&D/Technology – A history of embracing technology and research to improve the patient or customer experience and outcomes, and to improve processes to gain operational efficiencies.
Equity – providing patients with access to technology and service based on need.
This role is based in the Dunedin Centre and reports directly into the Southern Regional Manager.
To see the agreement with the role description for and other NZALS vacancies, please visit http://www.nzals.co.nz/careers/current-vacancies/.
To apply for this role, please email a cover letter and your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org with the title ‘General Practitioner Vacancy’. Application deadline is Monday 18 November.
This is fantastic opportunity to have a positive impact on the lives of amputees in New Zealand.