Rural Medicine Consultant

Role: Rural Medicine Consultant

A role combining emergency medicine and internal medicine in a stunningly beautiful region of New Zealand, catering for a resident population of 34,000 and a thriving tourist industry, sounds like a dream job for many. Based in a regional hospital 4km from the central business area, this role offers interesting work, a wonderful standard of living and relocation package and CME allowance for permanent appointments.

The hospital has recently been refurbished and upgraded to a modern and contemporary rural hospital. It has 24/7 emergency department, inpatient Unit, Day Unit and Theatre, outpatient clinics by medical consultants and visiting specialists, Maternity Unit, Pharmacy, Clinical Records, Radiology, District Nursing and clinical nurse specialists supported by an administration team. It is affiliated with a regional hospital in Rotorua where most specialities are practised. The laboratory is run by Pathlab, who provides the support for both hospital and the community. It also has a rehabilitation unit.

You will work in both the Emergency Department and Inpatient Ward and will be part of a small competent and supportive team which provides 24/7 medical cover, using varied and broad generalist knowledge and experience to diagnose and treat patients in ED, follow those patients admitted to the inpatient ward through to discharge or stabilise and transfer patients to the Secondary/Tertiary Hospitals when required.

This position offers you:

  • A team of experienced medical and nursing professionals
  • Links to primary, secondary and tertiary services
  • Innovative, progressive and friendly organisation
  • Beautiful environment with a range of sporting, outdoor and cultural pursuits
  • Opportunities for CME

Applicants must hold or be within 3 months of obtaining their Rural Hospital Medicine qualification and hold or be eligible for Specialist (Vocational) registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand.

The beautiful Lakes District of Rotorua and Taupo is well known for its outdoor recreational options including trout fishing, walking tracks, cycling and mountain biking. Lake and river water sports such as boating and kayaking are exceptional. Add this to affordable housing, good schooling and a friendly atmosphere and you have one of the best places in the world to work.


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