An Emergency Department Specialist or experienced Emergency Medical Officer is sought to join a busy Emergency Department in a public hospital in New Zealand’s North Island. The position will be based at a hospital with110 beds serving a population base of 50,000. The hospital is affiliated with a larger regional hospital close by. The department has around 24,000 patient attendances per year and has 17 bed spaces including 2 resuscitation bays.
As well as enjoying a collaborative and supportive working environment, you will benefit from the support of an enthusiastic and progressive team whose focus on training and continuous quality improvement will afford you ample opportunity to both contribute to the service provision and develop professionally.
The local area allows for an ideal lifestyle with a mix of the outdoors, a thriving town and a friendly hospital team. With some of the best sandy beaches the country has to offer, ski fields within driving distance and a temperate climate of high sunshine hours, it is a great place to work.
- 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 5 years’ experience in emergency medicine
- License: General Registration or Eligibility for General 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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