GP for Pacific Peoples
About the Role
We looking for someone really wanting to make a difference as a General Practitioner in our new Kahu Taurima programme. Complementing The Fono’s growing set of child-focused services, the organisation has been awarded a Waitemata region Kahu Taurima: Maternity and Early Years work programme. This is a priority programme of work within Te Pae Tata – the interim New Zealand Health Plan and is similar to “Well Child” however The Fono will incorporate the distinctive Pacific characteristics that it delivers so well.
Kahu Taurima is a multifaceted programme featuring specific additional services as well as using a wide range of existing elements of the FonoCare – Integrated Model of Care. “Our approach is so well suited to delivering what is needed in maternity and early years (pre-conception to 2000 days of age)” says Tevita Funaki, CEO of The Fono Group. “Through easy access to quality healthcare right through we will ensure that each Pacific mother and child has a personalised wellbeing plan founded on cultural capital to provide a sense of identity, connection and empowerment”.The Fono programme will employ the following additional staff specifically on the programme (in addition to current resources):
- General Practitioner
- Midwife / Lead Maternity Carer
- Registered Nurse
- Health Care Assistant.
- Registered Social Worker
What you will need for this GP position is:
- Interest in and experience with maternal and first 2000 days child care
- Have NZMC Registration as GP
- Have a sound understanding and appreciation of Pacific cultures and protocols
- Experience working within a practice
- Full NZ drivers’ license
- Keen to be part of making a difference for Pacific people
- There are also other Kahu Taurima roles available – so check these out too.
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If you're interested about the role and making a difference with The Fono, please complete the form below.
As this is a full-time and permanent position within The Fono, we require all applicants to hold current New Zealand Permanent Residency status or New Zealand Citizenship.
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