A Consultant Emergency Medicine job has become available in a 350 bed secondary care teaching hospital in the North Island of New Zealand.
The Emergency Department (ED) sees 43,000 patients per year (120 per day) with a 29% admission rate and higher than average trauma rate. There are 3 functional areas: acutes, minor works station and EDOA (short stay unit). Each is staffed separately.
The ED is well equipped with U/S, video laryngoscopy, EZI IO gun, digital camera, data projector and training manikin. Teaching programmes for both Part I (including full range of ACEM recommended anatomy models) and Part II ACEM examinations, in addition to separate protected teaching time for both SHO’s and registrars are run in the ED.
The ED is staffed by a strong team of 9 Emergency Physicians including 6 FACEMS, 16 RMOs (a mix of SHOs and Registrars), and 3 CNS staff working in Minor Works Station. It is accredited through ACEM for 6 months Advanced Training.
It is a Level 5 Emergency Department with close access to ICU, radiology, lab, and operating theatres and dedicated liaison consultant staff who maintain close ties with all service lines. All acute services are provided on site 24/7 with the exclusion of neurosurgery, cardio-thoracic and plastic surgery. The hospital operates a 24/7 Trauma Team.
Medical degree and Fellowship or Board Certification in Emergency Medicine acceptable for Vocational Registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand.