Te Whatu Ora Lakes, Rotorua Hospital Emergency Department is seeking full or part time FACEMS (Fellows of the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine) to join their team for a period of 12 months to cover maternity leave.
You will be joining our happy and collegial team of 12 Emergency Physicians supported by a great nursing workforce including 3 Clinical Nurse Specialists. We have 12 Resident Medical Officers (shortly to increase to 14) who are a mix of registrars, senior house officers and house officers. We are currently accredited for 24 months of ACEM training, and offer accredited registrar runs in anaesthetics, paediatrics and medicine. We run a well-regarded structured teaching programme which offers protected teaching time. We also supervise 4th and 6th year medical students from Auckland University. In addition to supporting external CME activity for our SMOs we also run an internal CME programme and peer review process. We have clinical leads in ultrasound and trauma and have established a rigorous M&M programme and audit cycle. We are actively engaged with ACEM’s Manaaki Mana strategy and work closely with our local Maori Health team.
Rotorua Emergency Department sees approximately 38,000 presentations each year and the admission rate is 30-35%. Paediatric presentations make up 25% of our total volume. We are a 34 bed facility with 2 Resuscitation areas, 5 acute monitoring cubicles and 17 monitored cubicle spaces, as well as dedicated Mental Health, Whanau and Palliative care rooms. We have 4 paediatric rooms and 2 procedure rooms. We have 24 hour access to radiology, laboratory and blood bank services. We are a Tier 2 ED and we see a higher than average amount of trauma due to our surrounding rural geography and demographic and the proximity of mountain bike trails and other outdoor pursuits. We are connected to the Midland Regional Trauma system and operate a 24/7 trauma team. We have acute services on site but transfer out to Waikato Hospital for neurosurgery, cardiothoracic surgery, vascular surgery and plastic surgery.
Rotorua Hospital is a 308 bed secondary hospital in the centre of the North Island. Our catchment population is over 100,00 people over a geographically large area. We sit on land gifted by the Te Arawa people and we have a higher than average population of Maori and Pacific people. We work in partnership with our colleagues in Maori Health towards achieving equity and cultural safety for our Maori patients and their whanau.
Rotorua is an amazing place to live - a friendly community surrounded by stunning lakes, rivers, forest and some of the best mountain bike and running trails in the world on our door step. We have a vibrant coffee culture, great dining, fantastic walking and outdoor sports facilities. Should you wish to travel further afield we are only a short drive to the ski fields of Mount Ruapehu, multiple National parks, Lake Taupo, Mount Maunganui or Ohope beach, or the many filming locations for Lord of the Rings.
Salary range: $123,547 - $244,560 pro rated per annum