House Officer in Emergency Medicine Jan 22- Jan 23

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    Physician, Emergency Physician

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  • Salary:

    National Pay Scale

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  • Published:

    about 1 year ago

  • Duration:

    1 YEAR

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  • Startdate:

    Jan 2022

Role: House officer in Emergency Medicine

Contract: 1 year Jan 22-Jan 23

Role Details

Committed, enthusiastic and dynamic Emergency Medicine Senior House Officers are sought for new opportunities in Whakatane New Zealand. Based in the emergency department of a 150 bed general hospital, these roles offer excellent opportunities to develop new clinical skills whilst receiving sound training in emergency medicine.

Role Duties

  • To perform and document an appropriate history and physical exam for patients presenting to the Emergency Department.
  • To undertake appropriate investigations to formulate a diagnosis.
  • To review any concerns about patient presentation, treatment or diagnosis with the on duty senior doctor, or Clinical Leader.
  • To relieve acute pain or distress where possible.
  • To manage and treat the patient according to best clinical practice possible and in accordance with DHB protocols where applicable.
  • To record either a definitive or differential diagnosis/clinical impression.
  • To communicate with the nursing staff any necessary interventions, investigations, disposition plans, discharge instructions, etc.
  • To record all medications dosages and treatments given in the ED.
  • Provide any needed documentation for patients upon their disposition from the Emergency Department, such as admission/holding orders, prescriptions, ACC forms, work releases, patient instructions, and/or referral/followup letters.
  • Refer patients onto specialist care or back to GP as appropriate

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.

Applications and Further Information:

If you are interested in this role please forward your CV for immediate consideration.