Tākuta / General Practitioner
General Practitioner – 0.6 – 0.8 FTE
Te Puna Ora o Mātaatua is the leading regional Māori health and wellbeing provider in the country. Established in 1991, Te Puna Ora o Mātaatua delivers an integrated range of community health, general medical, homebased and social services within the Mātaatua rohe. Based in Whakatāne, Te Puna Ora o Mātaatua also has a research capability, having established the Health and Populations Research Institute in 2017 to conduct research on all aspects of whānau oranga.
We are looking for a GP to work 6 to 8 sessions a week in our new, purpose-built medical centre as well as in our new mobile health unit.
You will be joining a medical team of two GPs and a nurse practitioner; all with a considerable skill, knowledge, experience, and mana amongst their peers and patients.
In addition to our medical clinic, we offer a comprehensive wrap-around approach to our whānau with our COVID-19 vaccination and swabbing / Flu / MMR unit, a team of counsellors, Whānau Ora practitioners, homebased support services, and a training and employment academy.
Our mobile health unit will take medical services into our rural areas, so if you have an interest in rural health this would be an ideal role for you.
Te Poutokomanawa o Te Puna Ora is a framework that underpins everything we do at Te Puna Ora o Mātaatua, therefore a strong commitment to the principles outlined in the framework, tikanga and te reo Māori, and improving health outcomes for Māori, is as vital to us as your professional qualification. Experience in a kaupapa Māori environment would be great, but it is not essential. However, a genuine cultural alignment to our values is.
This is your opportunity to add real value in an innovative and agile organisation where each and every one of our kaimahi are fully committed to reducing the health inequities amongst our vulnerable whānau.