Situations Vacant

We are inviting applications for an innovative Medical Director to take on a leadership role and contribute to our walk-in Urgent Care Clinic at The Hastings Health Centre, Hastings, New Zealand. This role requires a minimum of 20 hours per week.
Our busy facility provides Urgent Care services in Hawke’s Bay. We see about 40,000 urgent care patients per annum who are well supported by our team of clinicians including Urgent Care Doctors, Registrars, General Practitioners, Physicians Associates, Nurse Team Leader, Urgent Care Trained Nurses, and Allied Health Professionals. Also included in this team is the Urgent Care Operations Manager, Administration and Technical staff.
We have very good collaborative relationships with local doctors and hold urgent care peer group meetings monthly. We work collegially to provide training for doctors with a special interest in urgent care. Our clinic has achieved Urgent Care credentialing and we have developed a system of mentoring based on the Royal NZ College of Urgent Care requirements for trainees.
We have referral pathways to the Hawke’s Bay District Health Board Emergency Department and have good support from the medical, surgical and emergency teams in the DHB.

The role of the Medical Director is to:
Be responsible for clinical oversight including medical records review, performance appraisals, and clinical performance review of medical personnel, adverse event reviews and ongoing training of clinic medical personnel
Provide oversight of all medical activities and provide professional clinical leadership that ensures the provision of clinically and culturally safe services
Provide urgent care services to patients as rostered
Provide clinical oversight in accordance with audit standards
Develop and deliver innovative new services or improve existing services to enhance patient care and contribute to the sustainability of the department
The successful candidate will be:
A team player with a passion for empowering people to develop their potential
Able to provide excellent leadership and clinical oversight
A current Fellow of the RNZCUC
An experienced and skilled physician
A holder of a MCNZ Practising Certificate
Able to practise legally in NZ

More about HHC…
The Hastings Health Centre Ltd (HHC) is the largest primary care provider in the Hawke’s Bay region.
The HHC was created for the purpose of delivering multi disciplinary, high quality, primary health care services to the population of Hastings and beyond. It operates with a strong co-operative ethos, with the patient at the heart of everything we do. As such, we strive for a diverse and culturally competent workforce to achieve this.
HHC supports an ever increasing mixture of Doctors, Nursing and other integrated health services such as Radiology and Urgent Care in pursuit of HHC’s mission: ‘To offer the best integrated general practice care; providing quality, innovative and sustainable patient centred health services in collaboration with our Hawke’s Bay community’.
HHC is a private primary care organisation that receives public funding.

If this sounds like the role for you, please email your CV and cover letter to lynda.ocain@hhc.co.nz and don’t delay if you think you’re the right fit to join the team at the Hastings Health Centre!


Please note only candidates who have the right to work in New Zealand will be considered.
Applications Close: 5pm, Wednesday, 20th April 2022.

https://hastingshealth.co.nz