Emergency Medical Specialist – Nelson Hospital
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Grading: Specialist / Consultant

Number of positions: 1

Job Hours: 32

Required qualifications: Hold FACEM, or equivalent Be eligible for an Annual Practising Certificate and vocational scope of Emergency Medicine with the Medical Council of New Zealand

Te Whatu Ora- Health New Zealand, Nelson Marlborough seeks an experienced Emergency Medicine Specialist to join the department of Emergency Medicine for up to 12 months to address Covid flow and cover leave

Fixed-term, 0.8FTE (64 hours a fortnight) to 1.0FTE (80 hours a fortnight)
Be a part of a dynamic Emergency Medicine team
Rostered and rotating through Monday to Sunday
Nelson Hospital, Nelson, New Zealand
Ngā mōhiohio e pā ana ki ēnei mahi (About these positions)

The successful candidate will do the following:

Deliver quality services to improve health of the population in Nelson region
Participate in the ED on-call roster contributing an equal share to shifts
Join a supportive multidisciplinary team including seven other FACEM’s, four Medical Officers, and with a team of RMOs and two Nurse Practitioners making a positive difference
Supervise and participate in teaching of junior medical workforce
Enjoy working and living in one of New Zealand’s most sought after regions
Ko wai he kaitono tōtika? (Who is an appropriate applicant?)

The ideal applicant will bring/have the following:

Bring their medical expertise and competencies to an acute secondary care hospital and contribute to critical care to patients in the region
Have ED experience and knowledge of the unique demands in a provincial hospital
Hold FACEM, or equivalent
Be eligible for an Annual Practising Certificate and vocational scope of Emergency Medicine with the Medical Council of New Zealand
Fit into a cohesive team culture of collaborative practice, openness, humour and respect across disciplines
Collegiality and collaboration across all disciplines are key to our delivery of a successful service to our patients and our community. If this sounds like the sort of environment that you will thrive in, then we want to hear from you!

Ngā huanga o tēnei mahi (The benefits of this position)

The salary for this position is based on the current Senior Medical and Dental Officer collective agreement dependent on skills, experience, and vocational registration in NZ. Meca | ASMS

In addition to your salary you will receive the following:

Receive a generous annual allowance cover your continued medical education expenses (including associated travel and accommodation costs) as well as paid time off to attend events including international conferences
Have access to an employer matched Superannuation contribution of up to 6% of annual earnings
Be reimbursed competitive relocation, accommodation and car rental expenses (conditions apply)
This is an incredible region of Aotearoa – New Zealand with a lovely climate boasting some of the highest annual sunshine hours year after year and is a wonderful place to work and enjoy life. The schools are excellent, and Nelson is well connected to the rest of New Zealand and the world via its centrally located and well served domestic airport terminal.

There are three national parks nearby providing ample opportunities for quality family-time and appreciation of nature’s wonders. The region is renowned for its breath-taking natural landscapes, with stunning geography capturing everything from unbelievably long golden beaches to rugged mountains and untouched forests.

These magnificent features offer endless opportunities for mountain biking, walking/hiking, water sports and skiing. The region is also well known for its café culture, wineries, art, crafts, and relaxed lifestyle. To explore all these ingredients for a better work/life balance, please visit https://www.nelsontasman.nz/, https://www.newzealand.com/nz/nelson-tasman/

Ā mātou rōpū (About our team)

Te Whatu Ora – Health New Zealand, Nelson Marlborough is the main health provider for the region serving a population of approximately 150,000. Nearly 3,000 strong, we are the largest employer in the region. Our main locations are Nelson and Wairau Hospitals but we are spread across the region and service all parts of the community. Our work can be challenging, but we are up for it. We have a great team and we work hard to make a difference. We value integrity, innovation, respect and teamwork.

Nelson ED is a specialist led department and strongly reflects the values of the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine (ACEM and its NZ Faculty) and the College of Emergency Nurses (CENNZ). The team provides life-saving treatment and urgent medical attention to patients across all the major disciplines.

Ētahi atu mōhiohio (More information)

Me pēhea ahau e tono ai? (How do I apply?)
For general enquiries please contact our recruitment team on vacancies@nmdhb.govt.nz or +64 3 546 1274

For role specific information please contact:
– Harriet Harper – ED Specialist, Harriet.Harper@nmdhb.govt.nz, or
– Rosey Wilson – Service Manager, Rosey.Wilson@nmdhb.govt.nz, 03 546 1309

To apply please follow the link to complete our online application form https://nmdhb.careercentre.net.nz. Applications via email will not be considered.

Please note: In line with the COVID-19 Public Health Response (Vaccinations) Amendment Order 2021 all Te Whatu Ora – Health New Zealand, Nelson Marlborough staff are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 with the approved vaccines.


Applications close Sunday, 14 August 2022.

Te Whatu Ora – Health New Zealand, Nelson Marlborough strongly endorses Te Tiriti o Waitangi.

We believe that to achieve equity in health outcomes for Māori we need a workforce reflective of the population it serves. We strongly encourage applications from candidates who identify as Māori and we recruit for cultural competence.

He waka eke noa. We are all in this together.

To apply for this job please visit nmdhb.careercentre.net.nz.

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Vacancy contact details

Name: Recruitment

Email: vacancies@nmdhb.govt.nz

Phone: +64 3 546 1274