Emergency Medicine Fellow

  • Te Whatu Ora Waitaha Canterbury
  • Christchurch, New Zealand
Full time Health Care

Job Description

Mō mātou - About us

Te Whatu Ora, Health New Zealand, leads the day-to-day running of our health system across New Zealand, with functions delivered at local, district, regional and national levels. It weaves the functions of the 20 former District Health Boards into its regional divisions and district offices, ensuring continuity of services in the health system.

Here in Waitaha, Canterbury we deliver health services to the almost 600,000 people that live in the Canterbury region. We are committed to Te Tiriti o Waitangi and its principles by ensuring our partnership with Māori are at the forefront of all our conversations.

The Team

The Emergency Department, Waipapa, is one of the busiest in Australasia and sees approximately 135,000 patients per annum, of which 25% are admitted. The department has accreditation for advanced training in Emergency Medicine for 2 years by the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine, and is renowned as a 'Finishing school' for Advanced Trainees, Fellows and new Consultants.

There is a menu of subspecialty fellow positions available including: Hyperbaric and Dive Medicine, Ultrasound, Medical Education and Simulation, Administration and Health Pathway development, Research, Toxicology, Health Informatics, Geriatrics in ED and Palliative Care.

We are the only ED in New Zealand to offer such an extensive range of supported fellowships.

Christchurch is a thriving city with a regional population of 520,000. Post-earthquakes (13 years ago) it has undergone a rebuild with excellent new developments and entertainment centres. At the centre of the South Island it is considered an outdoor adventure capital, with easy access to mountains, beaches etc across the whole of the beautiful South Island. Lifestyle here is one of the main attractions.

The Role

We are seeking an Emergency Medicine Doctors for one and two-year fixed-term, full-time Fellowship positions based at Christchurch Hospital to start at various dates between August 2024 and February 2025.

'Please note that this role is not equivalent to the clinical fellow positions in the UK. Candidates for this role will be nearing or have completed specialist emergency medicine training'

Features of the position includes:

  • Dedicated flexibly rostered non-clinical Fellowship time each week. There will be opportunities for study, clinical experience, audit and guideline development
  • Time working on the ED floor of our busy emergency department. This work will include running the floor at times with consultant back up
  • An especially designed 'part 3' teaching programme to help get to grips with becoming a SMO
  • Dedicated non-clinical time to contribute to the broader non-clinical aspects of the department
  • Employment on the ASMS MECA with full access to CME entitlements to fund post-graduate study and conferences
  • A dedicated ED SMO 'Fellowship Coordinator' to administer the Fellowships, along with a specific relationship with a supervisor in your specialty area
  • Work two shifts per seven weeks in our smaller, rural ED in Ashburton
  • An attractive roster with no nights.

To be eligible for this position you will be an advanced trainee nearing completion of Fellow of the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine training (Post Written exam for part 2s), or in your first year post fellowship or hold an equivalent specialist qualification to be eligible for vocational registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand. We will also accept applications from emergency doctors from outside of Australasia up to 5 years post specialist qualification.

Our Culture - What matters to us

Ko ngā tāngata, te mātua mahi - Putting people at the heart of all we do

Health is ultimately all about people. What's important around here is the way we care for and respect others, the responsibility taken for delivering outcomes, and going about our work with integrity.

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

Apply online, or to find out more information, please contact Amy Walker - Recruitment Specialist.

Email: [email protected]

For further details about these positions including detailed individual fellowship descriptions, and conditions of employment, including the details of the individual Fellowship positions please contact Dr Mark Gilbert | [email protected]

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

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