Fully accredited for postgraduate training, 2 emergency medicine registrar positions are available starting August 2021 in a level 5 regional hospital just 90 minutes’ drive from Auckland, New Zealand’s largest city. These positions are available for 12 months and are accredited for 12 months of advanced ACEM training. ACEM trainees, wishing to complete their regional/rural time or simply looking to broaden their experience outside of a major centre are welcome.
The hospital is a level 5 hospital with acute services including general medicine and medical sub-specialties, Cardiology, Intensive Care, Paediatrics, O&G, Mental Health, Orthopaedics, General and Vascular Surgery, Urology, ENT and Ophthalmology. Waikato Hospital is the adult tertiary referral service, Starship for Paediatric tertiary services.
The Emergency Department is a dynamic and evolving service which has undergone considerable staff expansion recently. It is staffed by 15 SMOs (14 FACEMs) offering 17 hours per day direct shop floor supervision. It is a busy department seeing 50 000 patients per year, 20% of which are paediatric patients. There is a broad case-mix with a 35% admission rate reflecting the acuity of presentations trainees will be exposed to.
Medical education is a priority and each trainee is offered protected teaching for 4 hours a week, including an active simulation programme. There is teaching support for both Primary and Fellowship examinations and candidates regularly sitting both of these.
There is a clinical governance framework in place and research opportunities will be available for interested and enthusiastic trainees.
- General Registration or eligibility for general registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand
- Previous paediatric experience essential
Tauranga is a vibrant city and the surroundings are spectacular with beautiful beaches and countryside in close proximity. The Coromandel, East Cape and Auckland are all an easy drive away, as are the ski fields of the Central Plateau and Lake Taupō. There is outstanding access to outdoor recreational opportunities and a wide-range of schooling options, both public and private, an Institute of Technology and a recent addition is the University of Waikato Campus. Lifestyle options are diverse, and you can live 20 minutes from the hospital on a lifestyle block, in the bush, on an estuary with a boat or kayak or at the beachside town of Mount Maunganui and Papamoa.
Applications and Further Information:
If you are interested in this role please apply with a detailed CV not longer than 5 pages