Emergency Medicine Consultant (SMO)- Tauranga New Zealand

  • Hauora a Toi Bay of Plenty
  • Tauranga, New Zealand
Part time

Job Description

Role title: Emergency Medicine Specialist

Employment Type: Maternity leave cover – 0.75FTE starting April 2023

Mō Tātou – About Us

Situated in the sunny eastern coast of New Zealand's North Island, the Bay of Plenty offers vast golden sand beaches, bush clad mountains, lush farmlands and more. Its pleasant climate means that the area has become a favourite for holiday makers, retirees and those looking for a different lifestyle outside of the main cities.

Te Whatu Ora - Health New Zealand, Hauora a Toi Bay of Plenty is spread across a vast geographical area and centred around two hospitals (Tauranga and Whakatāne).  We serve a population of approximately 259,000.  Te Whatu Ora Hauora a Toi Bay of Plenty is one of the Bay of Plenty’s largest employers with over 4000 staff.

He Kōrero mō te tūranga - About the Role

The Tauranga Hospital Emergency Department (ED) medical specialist team has grown rapidly over the past few years in response to the growth in population and service demand. We are committed to delivering excellent regional emergency medicine care for the people of the Bay of Plenty.

Our ED sees a diverse case mix with over 55,000 presentations per annum of which 20% is paediatric. The population of the Western Bay of Plenty is continuing to grow rapidly with high numbers of older adults retiring to the Bay alongside growth in industry and commerce attracting younger people and families to relocate to the region. Hauora a Toi Bay of Plenty has a Māori population of around 22% with the largest number of Māori living in the Western Bay of Plenty. Our organisation and department are committed to improving Māori health equity and to working with Hauora a Toi Iwi to ensure services meet Te Tiriti expectations and improve health outcomes.

The department is accredited for 24 months ACEM advanced training and has a strong focus on education and development of the emergency medicine, nursing and allied health workforce. We also have an active simulation training programme and established on-site links to the Auckland University regional clinical campus.  

He korero mōu - About You

 Applicants should possess full MCNZ vocational registration and FACEM or equivalent  - or be within 6 months of completion at time of interview. In addition we welcome applicants to develop or build on their areas of particular interest, such as:

· Subspeciality interests in areas of Emergency Medicine related to Hauroa a Toi population needs, i.e., Geriatric acute care, Hauora Māori focused care, acute mental health presentations.

· Participation in the education and training of Emergency Department clinical team

Ko o tatou painga – Our Benefits

Alongside the opportunity to work and thrive in a team of committed and high energy Emergency Medicine Specialists, our organisation offers staff benefits such as:

·    Access to ongoing professional development

·    Commitment to staff wellness and healthy working practices (e.g. We support work life balance and flexible work arrangements whenever possible)

Highly rewarding role and opportunity to make a difference on a daily basis

·    Be a valued member of a multidisciplinary team

·    Subsidised onsite hospital gym membership

·    Free flu vaccinations

·    Free onsite parking

·    Discounts (with local businesses)

Ngā uarātanga ō ā mātou mahi – Our Values

At Te Whatu Ora Hauora a Toi Bay of Plenty we recruit for our Manaakitanga CARE values. Why do we do this? Because values-based teams deliver better care.


Our manaakitanga CARE values (Compassion, All-one-team, Responsive and Excellence) support each of us to make a difference every day in the things we do and say. Therefore, it's important that when recruiting, we recruit new colleagues who live by our CARE values.


Te Whatu Ora Hauora a Toi Bay of Plenty are committed to improving Māori health outcomes and achieving health equity for Māori through Te Tiriti o Waitangi obligations. It is essential you demonstrate an awareness of Māori indigenous rights and current issues in relation to health and health equity.


Me pēhea te tuku tono - How to Apply

Take a look at the attached position description attached and apply on the Hauora a Toi Bay of Plenty website (bopdhb.health.nz/working-with-us ) For tracking and reporting purposes, all applications must be submitted through our online career’s portal. For additional information or to arrange a confidential chat, contact Head of Department  - Debbie Moore [email protected]; Clinical Director – Derek Sage [email protected] or service business leader, Sandra Fielding [email protected]

Following the update to COVID-19 Public Health Response (Vaccinations) Order 2021, to be employed with Te Whatu Ora Hauora a Toi Bay of Plenty you will be required to be fully vaccinated as a health care worker.  Evidence of your vaccination status will be required at offer stage.  If you do not meet this criteria, we are unable to progress your application.


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