Senior Medical Officer

  • Company:
    Canterbury District Health Board
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    22 hours ago
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Our purposeThe Canterbury District Health Board systematically plan, fund and deliver care to almost 600,000 people that live in the Canterbury region. The Canterbury Health System is a world leader in the delivery of integrated health care. Our main focus is placing people (staff and patients alike) at the centre of everything we do. The team The Adult Rehabilitation Service is based at Burwood Hospital and provides comprehensive rehabilitation for people aged 16-65. The team is comprised of an extensive IDT with each discipline possessing specialised rehabilitation skills. Our aim is to be recognised as the premier provider of rehabilitation services in New Zealand and our staff are committed to meeting the needs of patients that will enable them to return to productive life. The role We are seeking a Senior Medical Officer to join us in a 0.8FTE position on a permanent basis. To be successful in this role, you will need to be a team player but also have the ability to work autonomously, and be passionate about rehabilitation and working within an inter-disciplinary team. The role requires broad based rehabilitation medicine experience dealing with adult stroke, traumatic and non-traumatic brain injury, neurodegenerative conditions and reconditioning. The role comprises inpatient ward cover, in-reach to Christchurch Hospital, supporting early rehabilitation and early community discharge for stroke and supporting the Adult Community Therapy Service (ACTS). The role also requires providing medical support to traumatic brain injury patients in collaboration with the community facility that provides this service in Christchurch. The procedural skills required for the job include, but not limited to, spasticity management for Stroke and other neurodegenerative conditions. Although experience with Botulinum toxin injection is desirable, there are opportunities to develop these skills within the role. The successful candidate will be part of the Burwood Adult Rehabilitation Roster 1:5/1:6 and include covering Burwood Spinal Unit as part of the adult rehabilitation on call out of hours and cover clinics and ward rounds in the spinal unit as required. It is desirable to have adequate Spinal injuries experience as part of Rehabilitation Medicine training. There is a good teaching programme for trainees within the service and the successful candidate will be involved in teaching and training of the rehabilitation Medicine trainees. There are provisions for protected CME time as per MECA guidelines and a strong focus on continuous quality improvement initiatives within the service. To be considered for this role you will need to be eligible for registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand. Our culture: what matters to us Ko Te Whatu Manawa TangataPutting people at the heart of all we do Health is ultimately all about people. What’s important around here is the way we care for and respect others, the responsibility taken for delivering outcomes, and going about our work with integrity. Belonging here Being part of the Canterbury District Health Board, our people enjoy access to, flexible working arrangements and a genuine and ongoing focus on career development. We hope you’ll seriously consider joining us, but if this role isn’t a good fit for you, please share this opportunity with people in your personal networks. Apply online, or to find out more information, please contact Tracey Sutherland – Recruitment Specialist Email: or Dr Raj Singhal, Clinical Director Adult Rehabilitation, email: