GASTROENTEROLOGIST

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:  #06-216
Title
:  

GASTROENTEROLOGIST

City
:  Dunedin
Country
:  New Zealand
Profession
:  Medical Officer Doctor Physician

primary requirements

  1. 1. Medical Qualifications.
  2. 2. Special Medical Practitioner Registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology.
  3. 3. Must have specialist expertise in Gastroenterology which includes appropriate procedural training as recognised by the New Zealand Conjoined Committee for Recognition of Endoscopy Training.
  4. 4. At least 5+ years recent experience as a Gastroenterologist.
  5. 5. Able to commit at least 2-3 years.
  6. 6. A high level of organisational skills and energy.
  7. 7. Thrives in a fast-paced environment where exceptional service and customer satisfaction are a key element of the company’s brand.
  8. 8. Comfortable taking initiative in prioritising numerous and varied tasks.
  9. 9. Excellent communications and team orientated work skills.
  10. 10. Personal commitment to high standards of medical practice and demonstrated capacity to work both autonomously and as a member of a multi-disciplinary team.
  11. 11. Strong commitment to continuing medical education, both as a teacher and in one’s own professional development.
  12. 12. Current car driver license.

primary duties

  1. 1. Peform a once weekly combined formal Gastroenterology Ward Round and other individual consultant ward rounds throughout the week as required by inpatient load.
  2. 2. Assume responsibility for the investigations and treatment initiated for inpatients.
  3. 3. Provide up to two new patient one follow-up outpatient clinic (minimum) per week as a service to Primary Care and other eligible referrers and consult on those patients who meet the eligibility/access threshold for the service.
  4. 4. Provide Endoscopy services with at least one Endoscopy list weekly. (Note: Training in ERCP and Colonoscopy is not required.)
  5. 5. Take an active leadership role in multi-disciplinary meetings and ward rounds to assess progress of patients and determine appropriate action.
  6. 6. Ensure that Endoscopy and Outpatient clinics are started and completed in a timely manner.
  7. 7. Be available for assessment/consultatation on patients in other services and consultations by phone to GPs seeking advice.
    Visit outlying hospitals as required with services provided to Balclutha, Clyde and Oamarua and provide New Patient assessment.
    Follow up clinics and gastroscopy service for surrounding districts.
  8. 8. Provide occasional and reasonable in-service training sessions for staff.
  9. 9. Take part in the on-call roster for Gastroenterology.
  10. 10. Provide after hours consultantations to hospital staff and GPs.
  11. 11. Be involve din the management of acute GI haemorrhage patients and other patients with acute GI liver problems.
  12. 12. Provide continuity of care for Gastroenterology inpatients, inclusive of an Inpatient ward round on weekends and statutory days, as required.
  13. 13. Arrange emergency Colonscopy and ERCP when meeting services criteria.
  14. 14. Adhere to guidelines adopted within the team through mutual agreement and all other requirements for admission, Endoscopy services provision, service delivery, discharge and follow-up.
  15. 15. Provide cover for Consultant Gastroenterology colleagues when absent for professional develompment (eg CME) and professional duties (eg college representation).
  16. 16. Provide cover for consultant Gastroenterology colleagues on annual, or other, leave by negotiation with the Clinical Leader.

other duties

  1. Provide leadership and assume overall responsibility of care for a specified patient group as part of a Multi-disciplinary team process, including admission, discharge, risk assessment and court reports. Provide clinical appropriate care to a high professional standard in a way which is consistent with service objectives and contractual commitments, statutory and other regulatory obligations. Promote and contribute to the development of services which deliver the highest quality care for individual patients within the limits of available resources.

other notes

  1. Four weeks paid annual leave, 11 paid public holidays, funding for ongoing professional development, relocation assistance, superannuation and perhaps some other goodies to be negotiated and discuss at time of offer.

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