• Hutt Valley DHB
  • Hutt Valley District Health Board High Street, Lower Hutt, New Zealand
Full time Consultant

Job Description

Consultant (SMO), Emergency Department


  • Permanent  and fixed term role for Senior Medical officer – 1 FTE 


This is an exciting opportunity to work in a brand new state-of-the art department supported by a highly effective emergency department team. Applicants should preferably be an experienced ED consultant and FACEM qualified or recognized equivalent (e.g. FRCEM OR ABEM).


The 1 FTE position is made up of a fixed term and permanent component.

We are part of the emergency medicine sub-regional training program with Wellington Regional Hospital, have 16 junior staff and are accredited for 6-months registrar training, with application for 12 months under review. We have recently increased our staffing for both senior and junior medical staff, nursing and administration.


We are a mixed adult/paediatric urban district ED seeing 47,000 patients per year with an admission rate of 25%. We are supported by a 16 bed Medical Planning & Assessment Unit, as well as excellent medical and surgical teams. The Hutt Hospital is also the regional centre for Burns and Plastics. 


We are committed to clinical excellence in all disciplines; and Senior Medical Staff are encouraged to take part in clinical audits and peer-reviews to ensure quality clinical care is provided.


For further information please contact Jennifer Rutherford, (04) 587 2886 or email [email protected]

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