Whanganui District Health Board (WDHB) is seeking applications from a suitably qualified, competent and experienced consultant who is registered, or able to register, with the Medical Council of New Zealand, preferably including FACEM or equivalent status.
The successful consultant will join our fun, dynamic and progressive team of professionals already working in Whanganui Hospital's Emergency Department, located on the west coast of New Zealand's North Island.
We have approximately 20,000 presentations each year (including paediatrics) and an admission rate of around 30 percent. The department is well equipped, with a 5-bed short stay ward and we perform a range of ED-based procedures including manipulations and cardioversions under sedation.
Whanganui Hospital has a wide range of services with general medicine, general surgery, orthopaedics, O&G, ENT, ophthalmology, dental and psychiatry included. Our Critical Care Unit caters for the majority of our intubated patients, with further support and other specialties provided by Palmerston North Hospital and tertiary care at Wellington Hospital.
With everything 'at the backdoor', your move to Whanganui will allow you to experience our special connection to the outdoors. It's easy getting to the mountain to ski or tramp, to the lake or sea to fish or boat, or getting to the beach for a surf or quiet walk. Whanganui boasts an exciting arts community and facilities, a mix of local and travelling music talent, educational and sporting facilities for all ages, historical buildings and culture and all only a two-and-half hour drive (45 minute scenic flight) to our capital city, Wellington.
Whatever your interests, Whanganui can offer the best of both worlds - the perfect work opportunity, and lifestyle to match.
For more information please contact Anita Roberts Medical Advisor - Senior Medical Officer Recruitment e-mail [email protected].