Job Title: Registrar Emergency Medicine
Location: New Plymouth New Zealand
Start Date: August 2021
Contract: 6 months fixed term
Working hours: 40-44 per week
A full time ACEM accredited position in a hospital based emergency department with 22 consultants, 2 senior medical officers and 10 resident medical officers.
The Emergency Department currently sees about 28,000 presentations per year. This is a mixture of self presenting patients and patients referred from the community to inpatient teams. 89% of the presentations are seen and managed by Emergency Medicine. Admission rates vary between 20% and 27% depending on the time of year.
- Patients are to be fully assessed on admission in relation to their triage status and reviewed as indicated.
- Investigations relevant to the primary problem solving will be ordered, (Laboratory investigations, imaging studies, ECG etc) and results will be signed off.
- Clinical management plans are instituted as per departmental policies and guidelines or as directed by the Senior Medical Officer (SMO) on duty. A decision plan to admit or discharge a patient will be discussed with the duty SMO whenever there is any doubt. A definite decision to admit the patient will be discussed with the relevant specialist Registrar or Consultant “on take”.
- Clinical procedures are undertaken as required for each patient or as directed by the SMO on duty e.g. venepuncture, IV insertion, catheterisation, suturing.
- Medical emergencies are responded to immediately. On prior warning by Ambulance R/T of the arrival of a Status 1 patient, the ambulance will be met at the ambulance entrance to the resuscitation room.
- The ED medical record will be completed for all patients including injury survey and disposal plan for each patient.
- The ED computer module will be used for the recording of time patients are seen and if appropriate, referred to a speciality. Updated May 2020
- Concise and accurate medical records are maintained on the ED chart for all patients. The medical record is regularly updated and all relevant medical information, instructions and communications with the patient are recorded.
In this region of New Zealand, situated in the south west of the North Island, it is easy to achieve an enviable lifestyle without having to compromise your career path. The region’s amazing mountain, rivers, lakes, fantastic coastline and outstanding surfing and tramping opportunities, masses of parks and gardens, as well as a major events calendar, make it a great place to live and work.
Major attractions include Taraanki Mountain, Egmont National Park and the New Plymouth Coastal Walkway with Auckland just 50 minutes flight away and Wellington 60 minutes.
- General registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand or eligibility for this ( we can assist you with this)
- Previous emergency medicine experience OR 2 years registrar experience in a subspeciality service and broad experience in Adult and Paediatric medicine
If you are interested in this position please forward your CV for immediate consideration.
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