• Company:
    New Zealand Army
  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
  • Job type:
  • Posted:
    3 weeks ago
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What you will do

As one of the Doctors based at Waiouru Military Camp, your primary focus will be to provide medical care to ensure uniformed NZDF personnel are fit to deploy and that they receive a high standard of comprehensive health care during their service with NZDF.

Primarily the role is primary health care however could include:

  • Acute and emergency health care, and occupational and preventive medicine;
  • Providing training and clinical oversight for medics, and other health colleagues;
  • Working a share of overnight on call for after-hours emergencies and low acuity patients held in the extended care facility; and
  • Contributing to NZDF health quality initiatives and improvements.
  • This is a dynamic role that adds value and directly contributes to enabling our personnel.

    Please note: This role is referred to as a Medical Officer internally within the NZDF Force.

    What we need

    We are looking for a general practitioner with a minimum of two years post-graduation experience with, possibly with some experience working within rural medicine. This role covers a variety of aspects of medicine, however, a working knowledge of or interest in sport injuries would be advantageous.

    You will also have:

  • Excellent communication skills including demonstrating empathy when relating to the health and well-being of patients;
  • Demonstrated understanding and appreciation of relevant NZ legislation relating to the provision of health care;
  • Proven ability to make effective recommendations, including health management plans that incorporate both patient needs and organisational responsibilities and risks; and
  • Computer literacy with the Microsoft Office and the ability to learn new systems such as the NZDF corporate medical system PROFILE.
  • If you’re relocating for this role, there may be an option to rent a Defence House for up to 6 months, depending on availability at the time.

    Please note: If selected for interview, you will be required to provide certified copies of your medical qualifications including your practicing/registration certificate and a statement of good standing.

    Who we are

    The Defence Health Centre in Waiouru provides occupational and primary health care, extended care for low acuity patients, and after hours care for military personnel working and living in the Waiouru Military Camp, as well as being part of the team for an incident until emergency services arrive. Waiouru is two hours drive from Palmerston North which means we need competent practitioners in our team who are comfortable providing medical care in a rural-type health care setting.

    Every hour of every day, 365 days of the year, the New Zealand Defence Force is contributing to the defence, security and well-being of Aotearoa / New Zealand. As a modern, professional military, it is our goal to maintain well trained, equipped and disciplined armed forces that can react to crisis at short notice.

    Why Us

    NZDF is an inclusive organisation that is open to flexible working arrangements and welcomes applications from people regardless of gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, age, beliefs/opinions, or family circumstances.

    In return for your expertise, dedication and hard work, NZDF is offering remuneration reflective of your experience, along with:

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  • Fully funded life cover up to $300,000;
  • 5 weeks annual leave per year;
  • Free onsite parking and great nearby outdoor adventure sites;
  • 18% salary loading payment.