Consultant or Medical Officer, Emergency Medicine

  • Te Whatu Ora - Health New Zealand
  • South Taranaki District, Taranaki, New Zealand
Full time Health Care

Job Description

South Taranaki Rural Health, Hawera Hospital 

Permanent or Fixed Term options available.

  • South Taranaki is Alive with Opportunities!               
  • Experience Emergency Medicine with a rural New Zealand flavour
  • Be part of a small, competent and supportive team

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

Hawera Hospital opened in 2002.  This facility includes a 10 bed ED and 15 Bed inpatient ward (Medical and AT&R).  The Hawera Emergency Department provides a 24-hour service for the 20,000 population of South Taranaki.   A new Primary Care service offering 7 day a week Primary and Acute care within the Hawera Hospital facility commenced in November 2019 and a 4-bed primary maternity unit is located at the end on the in-patient ward.

The Hospital has a radiology (Xray and Ultrasound) and laboratory service on-site and available on-call 24/7.  In addition, the emergency department has a Sonosite X-Porte ultrasound machine available for clinician-performed ultrasounds. 

To read more about the Hawera Hospital click here:


About You

You will be part of a small, competent and supportive team in a level 3 rural hospital providing 24/7 emergency department cover.  Use your varied and broad generalist knowledge in Emergency Medicine and apply to a rural context.  You will:

  • Be part of an experienced team of medical professionals including working closely with Consultant FACEM SMOs and Consultant Rural Generalists;
  • Work in an accredited rural hospital with Rural Hospital Medicine trainees;
  • Have links to secondary and tertiary services;
  • Be supported by a progressive, friendly organisation;
  • Enjoy the benefits of the Taranaki lifestyle;

Click here to view the job description.

If you are interested in the position, please "Apply Online".

You will be offered assistance to relocate to Hawera and have great support for professional development.            

To discuss this opportunity informally contact the Clinical Director, Dr Emma Davey at [email protected]   

Closing date for applications is 30th October 2022.  However we may close the advertisement early if we make an appointment.

Position description

Purchase Order


Apply Now