Harbour Hospice is the only specialist, palliative care provider for families living in the Hibiscus Coast, North Shore and Warkworth / Wellsford communities. We provide compassionate, free care working primarily with patients, families and carers in their homes, and also within our three hospice sites. Our bespoke services include medical care, spiritual support, physiotherapy, social activities and more, with an emphasis on helping people live every moment in whatever way is important to them.
About the role
The Senior Medical Officer is based at our Hospice in Red Beach, but you’ll be required to work across our three sites. In this part time role, you’ll be an integral part of a multidisciplinary team delivering end of life care that promotes quality of life. You will provide medical consultative specialist palliative care to patients, caregivers and whanau and offer additional support for patients and families with complex situations.
This is a key leadership role in our Clinical team. You’ll be a positive change agent to deliver new and improved palliative care services as identified in the strategic plan. You will also:
• Mentor and coach our Medical Officers and support nursing teams
• Support, advise and liaise with GPs, Aged Residential Care and other specialist providers
• Develop best practice processes and governance
• Educate internal and external stakeholders and advocate for hospice palliative care
• Have an active research role, collaborating with other organisations and leading and developing new projects
Your proven track record as a leader in a specialist palliative care role, either in a hospice or hospital setting, means you can cope with unpredictable demands and be flexible to deliver optimum outcomes in a busy and ever-changing environment. A natural end of life care advocate, you’re readily able to articulate thoughts and concepts in a manner that engenders trust, respect and a positive brand image for hospice. You demonstrate experience and competence working within a multi-cultural community, with Tikanga Maori as an essential part of your work. An interest in personal professional development and a willingness to supervise, mentor and develop staff is a must.
You will also have:
• Fellowship of the Australasian Chapter of Palliative Medicine (or equivalent)
• Vocational registration as a medical practitioner with the Medical Council of New Zealand
• Current New Zealand Practicing Certificate from MCNZ
• Evidence of progress towards Maintenance of Professional Standards Programme
• Trained in principles of evidence-based medicine
What's in it for you?
We’ll give you ongoing support, education and professional development, and a team culture that values compassion, professionalism and inclusivity. You’ll be part of a team who are highly skilled and dedicated, who work hard, but always have time to take care of each other. The care and support you provide will have a direct impact on the community you are a part of.
How to Apply
For more information or to obtain a position description call Peggy Newton, Recruitment Specialist, on 021 241 5567 or email firstname.lastname@example.org . To apply, click below and submit your application online. Be sure to include a cover letter about you and why you’d like to join the team.