Vacancies & Careers

Current Vacancies

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We are seeking a doctor confident in working in our beautiful rural setting across primary and hospital care. Ideally, we are seeking someone with dual registration within the division of Rural Hospital Medicine and Fellowship in General Practice, or someone interested in working towards these vocational scopes. We would like to fill a permanent position, or alternatively a medium to long term locum.

Our service combines comprehensive primary care with an extension to inpatient management in our rural hospital which provides primary / secondary interface, and 24/7 emergency care including participation in the on-call roster as well as rehabilitation and palliative care.

We have 10 acute beds, 12 age related residential care beds, maternity, radiography, as well as a range of community health services. Hokianga Hospital is a recently upgraded, modern facility equipped with point-of-care diagnostics. Our doctors are supported to achieve and maintain their skills as rural generalists.

This salaried position offers a unique opportunity to be immersed in a community and its culture - providing a satisfying aspect to holistic practice, as well as a balanced lifestyle. We have a supportive collegial environment, with a team of eight GPs working between the hospital and community clinics. We can provide opportunities to extend general practice in areas of interest that have relevance to the needs of the people of Hokianga.

Hokianga Health is a recognised Rural Teaching Centre for the University of Auckland medical school undergraduate programmes. We are Cornerstone accredited.

If you are interested in the role, please contact Lesley Emmett in Human Resources.

We are seeking an experienced Registered Nurse with the ability to work autonomously and in consultation with the wider multi-disciplinary team. You must have confidence in your nursing skills and knowledge as you will often work in isolation; and the ability to quickly develop a good understanding of the needs of your community is essential. Building positive relationships with patients and colleagues alike will ensure you provide holistic care to your patients. Proficiency in cervical screening and immunisation, or a willingness to undertake training is essential.

If you are interested in the role, please contact Lesley Emmett in Human Resources.

We are seeking an experienced maintenance person to join our facilities team. Skills gained in any maintenance role will be considered. You must have at least a full Class 1 driving license.

You will need the ability to work as part of our wider multi-disciplinary team, along with knolwedge and confidence to work autonomously, as you may need to work alone from time to time. A good awareness for safe working practice will also be a key part of your skill set.

We are looking for someone with a friendly, helpful, can do attitude.

A willingness to undertake training and tackle new things is essential.

For a job description and application form please contact Lesley Emmett.

Are you an experienced Registered Nurse looking for a challenging but rewarding role in a unique and highly collegial environment? Then Hokianga Health would like to hear from you.

Our fabulous nursing staff cover a mix of accident and emergency, acute inpatient and long stay geriatric patient care to hospital level residential care clients, so a willingness to develop and engage across services is going to be a great asset.

You will have at least two years of post-basic general clinical experience, and current IV certification is essential. You must also be willing to work a 24-hour roster.

In your practice you will have also developed great communication and teamwork skills to assist patients and whanau to navigate their treatment journey and achieve optimal health outcomes.

For a job description and application form please contact Lesley Emmett, or for more information please contact Christine Dorsey, Hospital Services Manager.

Hokianga Health acknowledges the Articles of the Treaty of Waitangi and is committed to the promotion of Equal Employment Opportunities.

Criteria and application forms are available from Leona Kenworthy, phone +64 (09)405-7320 or enquire here.

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A Career in the Beautiful Hokianga

Hokianga Hospital is situated on the beautiful Hokianga harbour in Northland NZ in a picturesque setting. We are a community owned hospital and heath service in a rural area serving a largely Maori population of around 6,500 people. We offer a range of integrated health services based from our hospital at Rawene, and nine outlying clinics This is a great place to live and bring up children, or to come for a working holiday. Our community embraces our health service staff and the working environment is supportive.

Hokianga is steeped in cultural history, and provides an opportunity for a relaxed lifestyle with diverse recreational opportunities, in particular sailing and tramping. We can assist with finding accommodation.

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Enquiries Welcome

We welcome enquiries from registered medical and nursing staff for short or long-term positions, as available, to cover leave etc. We offer attractive remuneration and benefit packages, and competitive rates. Locum positions of two months or more are preferred, but depending on circumstances we may consider shorter periods. Advertisements for permanent positions or specific short-term periods are advertised here.

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Hokianga Health Enterprise Trust has a commitment to growing a local workforce, and provides three scholarships to encourage local students in the medical and nursing fields as well as the allied health professions. These scholarships are open each year to students who have attended school in Hokianga or have whakapapa connections to the area, who are already studying for the appropriate qualification. The awarding of the scholarship is judged on an essay on a topic relevant to Hokianga health services and it offers funding towards study costs in the year following academic year.

For more details read the scholarship documents link here:

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