A Registrar in Intensive Care Medicine is sought to join a regional base hospital in New Zealand’s north island in June 2019. The hospital provides secondary level medical services for a regional population of over 170,000, supported by three smaller hospitals.
This hospital provides a wide range of services including Emergency Department, Internal Medicine and medical specialties, general surgery, orthopaedics, urology, ophthalmology, ICU, ENT, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Paediatrics, and Psychiatry. Excellent Radiology and Pathology services are available on site.
The Intensive Care Unit (ICU) Registrar position is recognised as a training post by the College of Intensive Care Medicine for foundation and rural training. The ICU Registrar post is also accredited for ACEM training, and for the rural hospital medicine training scheme. Other individuals would need to apply for their training time to be recognised on an individual basis.
It is expected that the successful candidate will have at least 6 months experience in emergency medicine and paediatrics. Prior Intensive Care or anaesthetic registrar time would be desirable. Candidates that accept a year position will be offered three months in anaesthesia during their appointment.
The successful applicants will be living in a beautiful part of New Zealand with warm summers, mild winters and lots of opportunities for outdoor activities on land and at sea just two hours' drive from Auckland, with regular flights to and from Auckland Airport.
- The registrar will be responsible for the care of patients in the Intensive Care Unit under the supervision of the Intensive Care Unit Consultant of the day.
- The registrar will be required to be punctual and fulfil documentation and administrative requirements in a timely manner.
- Registrars are to be available to the Flight Retrieval Service. This responsibility is subject to sub clause 6.7 of the current Collective Employment Agreement.
- Registrars will be responsible for the assessment of patients referred to the Intensive Care Unit under the supervision of the Consultant of the day.
- Registrars will be responsible for attending the Emergency Department when help is required for the emergency management of patients with a critical illness/injury, when the workload of the Intensive Care Unit allows. They will be responsible for contacting the ED SMO if not able to attend.
- Registrars will be required to attend Code Blue emergency calls.
- Registrars will be required to support the Patient At Risk Team. Daytime and out of hours immediate responsibility is to the Intensive Care Unit Consultant of the day.
- Meet current standards of professional practice recommended by the Medical Council of New Zealand
- Meet the professional development criteria of the appropriate Royal College.
- Contribute to service quality assurance by participating in clinical audits, case reviews and incident review processes
- Qualifications: Medical Degree from WHO approved school
- Experience: Internship completed and 2 years of experience post internship
- 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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