Consultant Emergency Medicine
  • Permanent
  • Anywhere

Employer: Taranaki DHB

Grading: Specialist / Consultant

Number of positions: 1

Job Hours: 40

Required qualifications: Applicants must be qualified medical practitioners registered or eligible for registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand and in addition, must hold a specialist qualification appropriate to the speciality. They must either hold vocational registration or be able to demonstrate a pathway towards vocational registration. The higher qualifications recognised are scheduled in the Medical Practitioners (Registration of Specialists) Regulations. The appointee must produce his/her Certificate of Registration to the Director Medical Management prior to commencement. Shows a caring but professional manner in all aspects of work. Is aware of and sensitive to all cultural issues Able to cope with a high and varied work load including emergency situations Time management skills and ability to prioritise Dedicated team player with a willingness to learn new skills Computer literate Has a commitment to quality and accuracy and is keen to learn and develop new skills Knowledge of Quality Assurance, clinical audit and accreditation principles, and a commitment of continuous quality improvement Ability to maintain confidentiality at all times Demonstrates initiative and flexibility

Why Taranaki?
Taranaki boasts some of New Zealand’s most iconic natural landscapes like Mt Taranaki and many adventure activities. The rugged and wild coastline is home to more than 12 world-class surf breaks. Taranaki is a place where you can ski and surf in the same day.  For a more relaxing experience, there are many walks (bush, coastal or mountain) as well as   art trails, festivals and award-winning museums and galleries and a thriving café culture.  Click here to read more information about Taranaki.

The Taranaki District Health Board is a large organisation operating in the exciting, changing Health sector. To hear more about our culture view the video on our careers page.

About the Role
Emergency Medicine Specialists work between two sites at Taranaki Base Hospital, located in New Plymouth, and Hawera Hospital, located 1-hour drive south.  The roster involves approximately 18 shifts over a six-week period.  You are supported locally by nearly all medical and surgical specialties, and have mid-level providers, junior doctors and medical students working or rotating through them.

The accredited training programme has been successful with trainees recently passing their fellowship exams.

There is provision for ample paid CME and vacation leave to take when you want to take time for fun or learning.

About You

In Taranaki you would:

  • Provide emergent care for the entire district
  • See a full range of patient presentations
  • Work closely with other specialists to achieve the best care possible for your patients, and build more than surface level relationships with colleagues
  • Be enjoying the enthusiasm and refining your training talents when helping develop junior staff and students in the departments.
  • Expectation you will participate in education and assessment of junior medical staff and students

If you are interested and would like to make an application, click on “Apply Online” from within this page.

For more information contact Dr Michael Connelly, Clinical Director – Emergency Medicine, via email:

Closing date for applications is 31 May 2022.  However should we make an appointment prior to this date, we will close the advertisement early.

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Vacancy contact details

Name: Dr Michael Connelly

Position: Clinical Director - Emergency Medicine


Phone: 06-753 6139