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Medical Officer

Employer Southern DHB
Workplace Southern District Health Board
Specialty Emergency Medicine
Term Other
Grading Medical Officer
Hours per week 40
Commencement date 08 May 2018
Application closing date 03 Jun 2018
Employer Southern DHB Workplace Southern District Health Board
Specialty Emergency Medicine Term Other
Grading Medical Officer Commencement date 08 May 2018
Hours per week 40 Application closing date 03 Jun 2018

Job description

Medical Officer
Queenstown, Lakes District Hospital
1 FTE, Fixed Term Opportunity
Your dream opportunity just arrived, Queenstown’s Lakes District Hospital has a 6 month Medical Officer position available from December 2018 to June 2019. It is a suitable opportunity for Rural Hospital Medicine Registrars or Emergency Registrars (accredited for 6 months special skills.)
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: Sunday 3rd June 2018

Candidates please note that screening of applications will be ongoing throughout this advertising period and our advertising will be removed from the SouthernDHB website in the event of the role being filled.

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

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