ACEM Trainee - West Coast

  • Te Whatu Ora Nelson Marlborough
  • Greymouth, New Zealand
Full time

Job Description

Ehara taku I toa takitahi engari, he toa takitini.

My strength, is not the strength of one, it is the strength of many.

Mō mātou - About Us

Being on the West Coast of the South Island, you'll continue to discover a love of medicine. You will get the chance to get to know your patients and the multi skilled teams you work with, and at the end of the day, you'll have the time and the energy to get out and enjoy the world around you.

If you enjoy living within small rural communities or are wanting a change in lifestyle, then the West Coast is for you!

Mō te tūnga - The Role

We are seeking an ACEM (Australasian College for Emergency Medicine) trainee with a special interest in Rural and Remote Hospital Medicine to join our dynamic team. This position offers a rare 6-month opportunity (starting July 2023) to gain specialised experience in delivering emergency medical care in rural and remote settings, consisting of various roles including emergency (no greater than 50%), urgent care, primary care, and ward-based services including general medicine, CCU, paediatrics, orthopaedics and rehabilitation.


As an ACEM trainee in Rural and Remote Hospital Medicine, you will be responsible for:

  • providing emergency medical care to patients in rural and remote hospitals, including triaging and managing acute medical conditions, trauma, and emergencies
  • collaborating with multidisciplinary teams to provide comprehensive patient care, including coordinating transfers to larger hospitals when necessary
  • participating in the development and implementation of emergency care protocols and procedures specific to rural and remote settings
  • engaging in ongoing professional development and keeping up-to-date with the latest advancements in rural and remote hospital medicine.

Ngā pūkenga me ngā wheako - Skills and experience

To be eligible for this ACEM trainee position, you must meet the following requirements:

  • At least three years (PGY3+) of post-graduate experience
  • Eligibility for general or provisional general registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand. You can check your eligibility by visiting the Council's website at www.mcnz.org.nz
  • Demonstrate a strong interest in rural and remote medicine, with previous experience in rural or remote healthcare settings preferred
  • Possess excellent clinical skills, including the ability to manage acute medical conditions and trauma in resource-limited settings
  • Have effective communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to work effectively as part of a multidisciplinary team


In addition to the unique and rewarding experience of working in rural and remote hospital settings, the successful candidate will receive:

  • supportive and collaborative working environment with access to ongoing professional development opportunities
  • opportunities for career advancement and specialisation in rural and remote hospital medicine.

Belonging Here

Being part of the Te Whatu Ora, Health New Zealand, our people enjoy access to, flexible working arrangements and a genuine and ongoing focus on career development.

Te Whatu Ora, Health New Zealand believes that diversity and inclusion is key to ensure we deliver the best care for our diverse population. As an organisation we are inclusive and equal opportunity employer that welcomes and respects everyone.

Tono ināianei - Apply now

If you are keen on an affordable lifestyle, increased work-life balance, and living in a naturally stunning part of the world, all while working in a great role and supporting a truly excellent group of people, then this is the opportunity for you.

Please apply online via our careers website or to for further questions, please contact Amy Walker, West Coast Recruitment Partner, email: [email protected]

For any AECM program information or clinical questions, please contact Dr Sally Peet, email: [email protected]

Please note that applications made via an agency will not be considered.

The Future of the Health Industry

The role that you are applying for is one that may only be performed by a person who has been vaccinated against Covid-19. It is therefore a condition of this application that you are vaccinated against Covid-19. This vaccination requirement includes gaining Booster Doses required to perform you role under the Health Order.

As a person working in the health and disability sector you will come into contact with a large number of people, some of whom may be vulnerable. Without a vaccine, there is the risk that you may contract Covid-19.

The requirement to be vaccinated is to keep you safe and also to endeavour to protect others against the potential transmission of Covid-19 as a result of you contracting it in the course of your employment.

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