New Zealand (NZ)
Jul 09, 2021
Internal Medicine
Position Type


The Medical Department at Hauora Tairawhiti is looking for a Consultant Physician (Internist) with a Fellowship in General and Acute Care Medicine to join our team. The department consists of five Physicians with sub-speciality interests, a Geriatrician, and two Consultant Cardiologists. We currently have one full-time permanent position available. 

We are looking for a physician with a knowledge base and experience within General Medicine including acute medical. We see undifferentiated medical patients being admitted to the hospital and will obtain subspecialty advice from our tertiary centre if required. This allows for us to have a broad spectrum of practice.

The current schedule of work consists of being assigned to Ward based care three weeks on, then three weeks off to attend to administrative duties, CME activities, committee, and audit work. Clinicians are also rostered half day outpatient clinics two times a week

You should be passionate about providing an efficient and effective service for the Tairāwhiti community and be able to provide clinical support for the multi-disciplinary team while working in conjunction with surgical, anaesthetics, nursing allied and cultural team members to deliver good quality outcomes for patients. You will be expected to participate in all professional and quality assurance activities required by the Medical Department as well as a 1 in 6 on call roster.

The medicine department at Hauora Tairāwhiti has a full roster of registrars with both basic and advanced trainees providing 24/7 on site care for medical patients as well as support in outpatient clinics. 

The successful candidate will be expected to participate in a weekly educational clinical meeting and and regular morbidity and mortality meetings. There are other educational opportunities including journal club, grand rounds, a Wednesday lunchtimes senior medical staff teaching presentation, medical registrar teaching, and House surgeon teaching.  


  • Medical Council of New Zealand (MCNZ) Vocational registration in the Scope of Practice of Internal Medicine or eligible for MCNZ Provisional Vocational registration in the Scope of Practice of Internal Medicine
  • Have a current New Zealand driver's license or ability to obtain

Gisborne Hospital is the base hospital for the wide geographical area, Tairawhiti, extending up the East Cape of New Zealand, creating enormous scope and variety in the work available to an enthusiastic and skilled physician. Providing healthcare to a population of 48,000, Hauora Tairāwhiti is well supported locally by comprehensive surgical services and has a full range of diagnostic facilities on site including a new MRI scanner and CT scanner. We have strong ties with our tertiary referral centre in Waikato and with Starship Children’s Hospital in Auckland.

Recognised as an ideal place to raise a family, Gisborne is a relaxed city offering access to outstanding leisure pursuits and a caring, safe community. The city has superb outdoor facilities, golden beaches, a warm climate, and a vibrant local economy based on wineries, agriculture, and tourism. It's an easy place to get around and work is generally a short commute! Enjoy a healthy ‘work life balance’ within a supportive team. 

Applications will not be accepted via e-mail. All candidates applying for any of our current vacancies must complete an online Hauora Tairāwhiti application form by clicking the 'Apply Now' button. 

Applications close 1 August 2021. Please ensure your uploaded CV and cover letter is in either Word or PDF format. For further information on this role, please e-mail Dr Saralyn MacKenzie, Head of Department – Medicine at: or Penny Forrester, Acting Clinical Care Manager, Medical and Mental Health at: and please indicate the vacancy number HAU00775 and job title in the subject line.

Position Description | Consultant Physician