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Emergency Physician

Employer MidCentral DHB
Workplace MidCentral DHB
Specialty Emergency Medicine
Term Permanent
Grading Specialist / Consultant
Hours per week 40
Commencement date 27 Nov 2017
Application closing date 26 Feb 2018
Employer MidCentral DHB Workplace MidCentral DHB
Specialty Emergency Medicine Term Permanent
Grading Specialist / Consultant Commencement date 27 Nov 2017
Hours per week 40 Application closing date 26 Feb 2018

Job description

We have an opportunity for an energetic consultant emergency physician (FACEM or equivalent) to join the Emergency Department at Palmerston North Hospital.

Palmerston North Hospital is an Australasian Level 4 regional trauma centre with approximately 44,000 adult and paediatric presentations per annum. We are an increasingly busy department that has maintained a 30+% admission rate despite our rising volume. In addition to a robust general medicine service, we have 24/7 access to general surgery, O&G, paediatrics, ENT, ophthalmology, orthopaedics, and ICU. Cardiothoracic, neurosurgery, and plastic surgery services are provided by Wellington Hospital.

We are a team of 9 consultant emergency physicians working four 10 hour shifts per week and averaging one weekend per month. We supervise and teach 9 senior house officers and 9 registrars. We are accredited for 12 months advanced ACEM training and value highly our successful education programme.

The Manawatu is a beautiful region and Palmerston North is a vibrant multicultural city. Primary, intermediate, and secondary schools are excellent, and housing is affordable. Our location in the center of the lower North Island puts us in close proximity to excellent hiking and mountain bike trails, and we are only a short drive from the beach. Wellington, the Wairarapa, Hawke’s Bay, and Mt Ruapehu are only a couple of hours away.

As a department, we are dedicated to patient-centred care and are looking for emergency physicians who share our team focus and commitment to quality. If you are newly qualified or an experienced consultant, we welcome your application.

For further information please contact:
Dr Helen Cosgrove: , Clinical Director
or Dr David Prisk , Clinical Director
or Christine Wood: , Medical Recruitment Consultant phone 64 6 350 8204.

Qualifications required

A specialist qualification in Emergency Medicine and eligible for Vocational Registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand
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Vacancy contact details
Name Christine Wood
Position Medical Recruitment Consultant
Phone 06 350 8204
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