Registrar - Rural Hospital and ACEM (commencing January 2024 and July 2024)

  • Lakes District Hospital Douglas Street, Frankton, Queenstown, New Zealand
Full time Health Care

Job Description

Lakes District Hospital, Queenstown

Salary band - $113,007 - $162,100 and Kiwisaver

  • Join us as we change the future of healthcare in Southern NZ
  • Exciting opportunity to live in the adventure capital of the world

Mō te tūranga - About the role

Queenstown's Lakes District Hospital has the exciting opportunity to hire fixed-term 1.0 FTE registrars. We are accredited for Rural Hospital Medicine (RHM) and ACEM training. You will be joining our team of enthusiastic Rural generalists and FACEMs who provide emergency and in-patient care to our community. Competitive salary in line with MECA

At Lakes District Hospital, you'll be part of a team of 13 rural hospital doctors/FACEMs, three registrars and a house surgeon. In our rural ED we see a variety of adult and paediatric medicine. Trauma makes up 40 - 50% of our ED presentations. Our in-patients constitute a mix of general medicine, geriatrics, paediatrics, mental health, non-operative surgical and orthopaedics, rehabilitation medicine and palliative care. The role is ED based, but this is a small hospital where we all help each other and that may involve helping the ward at times. We also provide emergency back-up for the on-site Lakes primary birthing unit and Community Mental Health team. We are a teaching centre for Rural Immersion undergraduate Medical Students and are accredited for RHM and six months of Rural and Remote Skills for ACEM trainees.

Queenstown Lakes District has a permanent, rapidly growing population of 30,000 and a large visitor population. Lakes District Hospital consists of ten General Medical beds, five Maternity beds, an Emergency Department and a small Outpatient department. There are no on-site speciality teams. Those who require urgent specialist care are transferred by road or helicopter to Invercargill or Dunedin. We work closely with St Johns, the Otago Trust Rescue Helicopter and the Dunedin ICU Retrieval service to navigate patient transfers. We have onsite Radiology, including a CT Scanner, access to an off-site Laboratory services and a limited supply of O negative blood. In this role you will work in the Emergency Department, where we see close to 16,000 patients a year.

Mōu ake - About you

You will need to PGY3 or more and be keen to be exposed to the exciting opportunities afforded by a rural healthcare facility in the adventure capital of New Zealand. This includes hands-on experience in orthopaedics and trauma, transfer and logistics and complex medical patients. There is an opportunity to co-ordinate your training rotation with Dunstan hospital (RHM) and Dunedin and Invercargill Emergency Departments (ACEM). Key personal skills for this job are being a good team worker, flexible, hardworking and good at problem solving.

Painga - Benefits

This is an accredited training position for RHM and ACEM working 10 hours shifts on MECA compliant roster. Queenstown needs no introduction, whatever your interest or preferred pastime you will find the opportunity to indulge it here. It is located close to some of New Zealand's best national parks, vineyards, mountain biking and ski fields. You will be part of an active, friendly and highly skilled team, and experience a fast-paced rural hospital environment. Our SMOs provide weekly teaching as well opportunities to learn from visiting specialists, peer review and M&M.

Mō mātou - About us

Te Whatu Ora - Southern has the largest geographical coverage of all the New Zealand regions, providing services to 350,000 people in diverse communities. We take pride in all the services we provide, and our aim is to improve, promote and protect the health of our region. We believe that our dedicated and passionate staff are a significant driving force behind the achievement of these standards, and we need more like-minded people to help us continue providing for our community.

Utu whānui - Salary range

This role is covered by the terms and conditions of New Zealand Resident Doctors Association and 20 DHB Multi Employer Collective 17 May 2021 - 31 March 2024 (NZRDA MECA) and Specialty Trainees of New Zealand and 20 District Health Boards Multi Employer Collective Agreement 14 December 2021 - 13 December 2023 (the STONZ MECA) and the salary will fall between $113,007 - $162,100dependant on relevant experience.

Rā mōnehu - Closing date: Sunday, 9 July 2023.

Tono ināianei - Apply now

We only accept online applications. Please apply via our website: https://careers.southernhealth.nz/

For further information, please contact [email protected]

If you currently work for Te Whatu Ora- Health New Zealand - Southern, please apply for this role via our internal careers site, found here: Pulse > Applications > Corporate > SuccessFactors

Pre-employment checks

In the interests of protecting our people and our patients, all appointments will be subject to the following:

  • Occupational health assessment
  • Police vetting/Ministry of Justice safety checks
  • Serious misconduct checks (previous Public Service departments and statutory Crown entities only)

Covid-19 vaccination requirements

New employees of Te Whatu Ora Southern will need to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19, which includes two doses and a booster dose of an approved vaccine. If you are unable to receive a Covid-19 vaccine or booster for any reason, please indicate this in your cover letter so we can discuss this with you further and establish if you meet any criteria for an exemption.

To apply

We only accept online applications. Please apply via our website: https://careers.southernhealth.nz/

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