Emergency Medicine Consultant
Our DHB covers the largest geographical catchment of all the DHB's in New Zealand. We proudly provide top quality healthcare to our population. Dunedin Hospital is the Tertiary Hospital and Trauma Centre for our district, the region is well served by an excellent helicopter retrieval service.
The Hospital enjoys a close relationship with the University of Otago, School of Medicine, giving our staff ready access to continuing professional development, involvement with medical student training, and all the stimulation and opportunities that come with an academic environment. Dunedin Emergency Department also has strong links with the National Poisons Centre based in Dunedin at the University of Otago.
Joining our dynamic Emergency team, you will assist in providing a comprehensive range of services to the population of Dunedin and the wider Southern DHB region. The team is friendly and inclusive, with excellent cooperation support between the various team members and subspecialties.
The Department supports all aspects of current Emergency Medicine practice including major trauma reception, fracture management, minor injuries and procedural sedation as well as an active point-of-care ultrasound scene with strong educational and academic links to the University of Otago. We have a 10 bed short stay ward and a new innovative 8-chaired ambulatory care unit allowing us to improve patient care and experience. Our Department is accredited for 1 year of advanced training by ACEM and employs 7 house surgeons, 16 registrars and 3 Senior Registrars. In 2019 Dunedin Emergency Department saw nearly 48,000 presentations, an average of 131 patients per day
Full time staff are employed for 35 clinical hours on average each week with proportionate non clinical duties as per the NZ specialist MECA - and you will be expected to participate fully in the weekend roster
As an Emergency Medicine Specialist, you will have a personal commitment to maintaining high standards of practice and an unequivocal dedication to working as part of a team. Your ability to provide clinical leadership and reliable medical input to the inter-disciplinary team is pivotal to the position. You will have a strong commitment to service user and family / whanau inclusion in service delivery and a focus on recovery.You will also have a sound understanding and commitment to biculturalism and the organisational values.You will have a demonstrated commitment to continuing professional development and providing training to students at all levels.
You will need to hold, or be eligible for specialist registration with the New Zealand Medical Council under the Emergency Medicine scope. Preference is for candidates holding Fellowship of Australian and New Zealand College of Emergency Medicine. We will accept applications from internationally trained specialists holding an equivalent and accepted international qualification, that enables specialist (locum tenens specialist registration) with the MCNZ, allowing you to be able to start in this role in the required timeframe.
Strong candidates will demonstrate continued professional development beyond their specialism in Emergency Medicine with development of subspecialist interests such as toxicology, paediatric emergency medicine, point-of-care ultrasound or other areas that bring new skills and learning to the senior medical workforce.
Dunedin is a great little city with a big town feel and well-known for its Southern Hospitality. Outside of work, you'll find life in Dunedin to be very easy with its affordable living, great schools, laid back lifestyle and world-famous wildlife on the Otago Peninsula. The town is compact with plenty of energy and as a university city Dunedin has a vibrant artistic, academic and multicultural feel. This sustains some great activities such as theatre, live-music and a diverse selection of restaurants and cafés. You can surf, mountain-bike and rock-climb locally or venture down the road to the Catlin's or Central Otago, both areas of outstanding natural beauty with many outdoor recreation opportunities easily accessible from Dunedin.
Closing date: Sunday, 28 February 2021.
Candidates not currently registered with the New Zealand Medical Council should be aware that it is a requirement of the NZ Medical Council that your qualifications are approved through ECFMG (EPIC). If you have a commitment to working in New Zealand it is highly recommended that you start this process as soon as possible so as to allow your subsequent registration application to be completed in a timely fashion. For more information please visit MCNZ website re EPIC Credentialing
For further information please contact Milair Ryalls, Recruitment Advisor - Senior Medical Officers, Phone (03) 470 9604 or Email: [email protected]
We only accept online applications. Please apply via our website: www.southerndhb.govt.nz/careers/