Consultant, Emergency Medicine - Permanent and Fixed Term positions

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

Job Description

Te Whatu Ora Taranaki

Taranaki Base Hospital, New Plymouth / Hawera Hospital, South Taranaki Rural Health, Hawera

We are seeking applications for both Permanent and Fixed Terms vacancies - please indicate in your application which you prefer. 

  • Join a team of 20 FACEM and other emergency medicine trained specialists
  • Providing a 24/7 service with approximately 34,000 and 16,000 patient visits per year
  • Accredited by the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine to deliver 24 months Registrar training

Te Kaupapa – Mission
Improving, promoting, protecting and caring for the health and wellbeing of the people of Taranaki.

We are looking for people that share our vision by providing the best care for our people and our community. We have a responsibility to see the whole picture, the whole community, in terms of health and to support everyone working in Taranaki to do the best job they can in a world of constant change.

Taranaki  - A place like no other

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.

For further information on our international recruitment and what we offer Click here and find out how to make a difference somewhere different.

Kōrero mō te tūranga - About the role

Emergency Medicine Specialists work between two sites at Taranaki Base Hospital, located in New Plymouth, and Hawera Hospital, located 1-hour drive south.  The roster involves approximately 17-18 shifts over a six-week period.  You are supported locally by nearly all medical and surgical specialties, and have mid-level providers, junior doctors and medical students working or rotating through the EDs.

The accredited training programme has been successful with trainees recently passing their fellowship exams

There is provision for ample paid CME and vacation leave to take when you want to take time for fun or learning.

Click here to read more about our Base Hospital Emergency Department

Click here to read more about our Hawera Hospital.

Moū - About you

In Taranaki you would:

  • Provide emergent care for the entire district
  • See a full range of patient presentations
  • Work closely with other specialists to achieve the best care possible for your patients, and build more than surface level relationships with colleagues
  • Be enjoying the enthusiasm and refining your training talents when helping develop junior staff and students in the departments.
  • Expectation you will participate in education and assessment of junior medical staff and students

Click here to view the position description for Taranaki Base Hospital.

Click here to view the position description for Hawera Hospital.

If you are interested and would like to make an application, click on “Apply Online” from within this page.

For more information regards to Taranaki Base Hospital in New Plymouth contact Dr Michael Connelly, Clinical Director - Emergency Medicine via email [email protected]

For more information about Hawera Hospital / Rural Hospital Medicine specifically contact Dr Tom Dawson, Head of Department, South Taranaki Rural Health, via email: [email protected] 

Closing date for applications is Sunday 30 June 2024.  However, should we make appointments prior to this date, we will close the advertisement early. 

Ma tini, ma mano, ka rapa te whai

By joining together, we will succeed

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