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Endocrinologist/Diabetologist/GP with Special Interest

Te Whatu Ora Health New Zealand
Taranaki, New Zealand
Competitive salary
Closing date
1 Jul 2023

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Contract Type
Full Time
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Specialist / Consultant

Job Details

Diabetes Integrated Team
Taranaki Base Hospital, New Plymouth
0.8 – 1.0 FTE / 64 - 80 hours per fortnight negotiable

  • Do you have a special interest in Diabetes care? Would like to work with a passionate and innovative team?

New Plymouth was named the most liveable city, for a population between 75,000-150,000, by the International Awards for Liveable Communities

Why Taranaki?

Taranaki boasts some of New Zealand’s most iconic natural landscapes like Mt Taranaki and many adventure activities. The rugged and wild coastline is home to more than 12 world-class surf breaks. Taranaki is a place where you can ski and surf in the same day.  For a more relaxing experience, there are many walks (bush, coastal or mountain) as well as   art trails, festivals and award-winning museums and galleries and a thriving café culture.  Click here to read more information about Taranaki.

The Taranaki District Health Board is a large organisation operating in the exciting, changing Health sector. To hear more about our culture view the video on our careers page.

About the Role

The Diabetes Integrated Team (DIT) is delivered by a collaboration of providers in the Taranaki region who are committed to improving health outcomes and health equity for people living with diabetes (PWD) and their support people/whānau. 

The collective is embarking on a new integrated service delivery model that has been co-designed by a wide range of stakeholders including PWD across the Taranaki region with one common goal that is to improve the experience and outcomes of those living with diabetes.

This is a newly created role working with a recently established and significantly resourced integrated care team that has two main functions:

Providing clinical expertise to directly manage complex patients with diabetes. This includes the aim of transferring stable patients back to their Primary Care provider and working collaboratively with primary care to care for them as a team  Providing Support, education and training for both health professionals and patients, guided by the needs of Primary Care and Māori providers, to ensure patients with diabetes receive high quality and consistent clinical care and health information. ​​​​​​This role will require a strong focus on community care delivery which aims to manage patients closer to their home.

About You

You will be expected to have:

  • FRACP, FRNZCGP or equivalent overseas qualification Relevant experience in the Diabetes sub-specialty

Click here to view the position description.

If you want to make an application, click on "Apply Online" from within this page.

For further information, please contact Claudia Matthews, Service Lead - Medical, on Email:

Closing date for applications is 1 October 2023 however, if we make an appointment before this date, we will close the vacancy.   


Te Whatu Ora 

Building the future of health in New Zealand

Te Whatu Ora leads the day-to-day running of the health system across New Zealand, with functions delivered at local, district, regional and national levels. It weaves the functions of the 20 former District Health Boards (DHBs) into its regional divisions and district offices, ensuring continuity of services in the health system.

Te Whatu Ora manages all health services, including hospital and specialist services, and primary and community care. Hospital and specialist services are planned nationally so they can be delivered more consistently across the country. It also manages national contracts.

Primary health, wellbeing and community-based services are planned and then purchased through the four regional divisions of Te Whatu Ora. Each region works with their district offices, located closer to local communities, to develop and implement plans based on local needs to improve the health and wellbeing of communities.

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