Committed, enthusiastic and dynamic Emergency Medicine Senior House Officers are sought for new opportunities in New Zealand commencing July 2021. These roles are located between two general hospitals with 24/7 emergency departments and are accredited for 12 months training by the Australian College of Emergency Medicine (ACEM).
The larger hospital is a level 5 hospital with acute services including general medicine and medical sub-specialities, cardiology, intensive care, paediatrics, O&G, mental health, orthopaedics, general and vascular surgery, urology, ENT and ophthalmology within the DHB. Waikato Hospital is the adult tertiary referral service, Starship for the paediatric tertiary services. The smaller hospital has 125 beds and is located 90 minutes’ drive away.
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. The Emergency department is busy 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.
Education and Training
- The employer is passionate about medical education and offers protected teaching for four hours a week, including an active simulation programme.
- There is teaching support for both Primary and Fellowship ACEM 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.
- ACEM recognises this centre for regional and rural training due to the broad nature of the clinical work offered.
All applications should include:
- Up-to-date CV
- 3 x referee details (one of whom must be your most recent supervisor).
Skill and Qualifications
Applicants must hold or be eligible for general registration with the New Zealand Medical Council and this can be obtained by physicians working in one of the countries with comparable healthcare systems including UK, Ireland, Canada, USA, Australia, Spain, France, Germany, Netherlands, Greece Czech Republic, Italy, Switzerland, Austria, Israel, Belgium.
Tauranga is the largest city in the Coastal Bay of Plenty, home to approximately 146,200 people and due to recent population growth, New Zealand’s 5th largest city.
Tauranga is one of New Zealand’s main centres for business, international trade, culture, fashion and horticultural science. The Port of Tauranga is New Zealand’s largest port. Tauranga means ‘place of rest or anchorage’ in Māori and while the sparkling harbour and magnificent views make it a great place to relax and recharge, there’s also plenty to keep you busy. Go sailing, surfing, fishing or dolphin watching and soak up the stunning coastal environment. Central to Auckland, Rotorua and Hamilton, and just a 15-minute drive from one of New Zealand's most popular beach towns, Mount Maunganui.
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