Emergency Medicine Physician - Consultant - New Zealand

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    New Zealand

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    about 3 years ago

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Emergency Medicine Physicians are sought for consultant roles in the emergency departments of a regional health board in New Zealand. The emergency departments are situated in two separate hospitals in the region providing services to a population of over 650,000 with more than 100,000 emergency department attendances per year.

The Department of Emergency Medicine is accredited for 12 months ACEM advanced training and paediatric log book requirements. You will work side by side with a dedicated team of very experienced emergency physicians responsible for innovation and incremental improvement of the emergency department patient care.

The work you do will be varied because the two EDs personalities are distinctly different and each serves very different population groups. You will typically be on shift with one other specialist, and around 40% of your clinical work will include being in charge of resus. Night shifts are staffed by Senior Doctors who take over support of the department from the afternoon shift Specialists.

The successful applicants will be living in a beautiful part of New Zealand with warm summers, mild winters and lots of opportunities for outdoor activities on land and at sea, close to Auckland, the largest city of New Zealand with a population of over 1 million people.

 Key Duties:

  • Assessment and management of patients presenting to the emergency department
  • Resuscitation and stabilisation of acutely ill patients
  • Patients presenting for assessment or admission are seen within agreed timeframes/criteria according to site-specific policies
  • Clinical investigations are ordered, and results assessed
  • Provide feedback and advice as appropriate to GPs on the care of patients referred
  • Patient management care ordered or requested is appropriate to needs of patient and in accordance with current protocols
  • Ensures that the patient and their authorised representative are kept informed of the patient’s    current condition, the treatment being received, the overall plan and the expected outcome of their illness
  • Ensure all documentation and processes are clear and meet the policies of the health board.
  • Meet current standards of professional practice recommended by the Australian College of Emergency Medicine (ACEM)
  • Enroll in, and meet the professional development criteria of ACEM
  • maintain personal competency in all areas of work undertaken to meet the requirements of accreditation and statutory bodies such as IANZ, QHNZ and NZMC
  • Contribute to service quality assurance by participating in clinical audits, case reviews and incident review processes
  • Provide teaching to other staff in the course of clinical work and at formal teaching sessions.
  • Include the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi within all aspects of the role and its outcomes
  • Observe and promote safe work practices, rules and instructions relating to work, and be pro-active in hazard management



  • Medical Degree from WHO approved medical school, completed Internship and minimum of 4 years’ experience post internship
  • Fellowship of the Australasian College of Emergency Medicine or a similar higher training qualification eligible for vocations registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand
  • License: Vocational Registration or Eligibility for Vocational Registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand
  • Language: fluent English (IELTS Academic Module 7.5 average for non-native speakers)


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