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Medical Officer/SMO - Lakes District Hospital

Employer Southern DHB
Workplace Lakes District Hospital
Specialty Emergency Medicine
Term Other
Grading Specialist / Consultant
Hours per week 40
Commencement date Open
Application closing date 01 Oct 2017
Employer Southern DHB Workplace Lakes District Hospital
Specialty Emergency Medicine Term Other
Grading Specialist / Consultant Commencement date Open
Hours per week 40 Application closing date 01 Oct 2017

Job description

Medical Officer/SMO
Queenstown Lakes District Hospital

Are you an SMO with experience in Rural Medicine Registrars or Emergency Medicine based in or near Queenstown? We are looking for a casual staff member to help us in Lakes District Hospital on an ‘as and when required’ basis.

Lakes District Hospital consists of 10 General Medical (Acute) beds, five Maternity beds, Emergency Department and a small out-patient department. It has onsite Radiology and access to Laboratory services and a CT scanner (at Dunstan Hospital in Clyde). In this role you will work mainly in the Emergency Department, where we see around 9,500 new attendances per year, with a patient population that is young and international, the spectrum of disease seen here is hugely varied. At Lakes District Hospital you’ll be part of a team of 8 FTE rural hospital doctors and medical officers. You will need to be a confident practitioner as your on-call backup may be up to 30 minutes away, though there is easy access to phone advice. An on call room is provided.

You should have sound ED skills and experience, and ideally also some exposure to ICU/anaesthetics. Any time spent in orthopaedics, general medicine and paediatrics will be beneficial. You will have previously worked as a solo medical practitioner, or be ready to do so. You must be registered with the New Zealand Medical council, or meet the requirements to become registered by commencement of employment.

Closing date: 1 October 2017

For further information please contact Milair Ryalls, Recruitment Advisor – Senior Medical Officers, Phone (03) 470 9604 or

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Name Milair Ryalls
Position Recruitment Advisor
Phone (03) 2145 769
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