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Specialist Intensivist or Specialist Anaesthetist with ICU Interest

Employer Northland DHB
Workplace Northland District Health Board
Specialty Anaesthesia
Term Other
Grading Specialist / Consultant
Hours per week N/A
Commencement date Open
Application closing date Open
Employer Northland DHB Workplace Northland District Health Board
Specialty Anaesthesia Term Other
Grading Specialist / Consultant Commencement date Open
Hours per week N/A Application closing date Open

Job description

(Fixed Term 9 months from January 2020)

We are seeking a fixed term full time Specialist Intensivist (or Specialist Anaesthetist with ICU Interest) to cover sabbatical leave. It is essential the successful applicant participates in the consultant on call roster for the Intensive Care Unit. There will also be a requirement to deliver some rostered anaesthetic sessions.

Whangarei Hospital is the regional hospital hub of Northland DHB providing secondary care services to the northern most part of New Zealand. The Hospital has a modern eight bed Level 2 Intensive Care Unit providing cares for 525 patient admissions per year, over 40% are mechanically ventilated. There are 8 Intensivists who contribute to a 1 in 8 roster and 7 registrars proving 24/7 cover. The Unit sees a wide range of presentations which includes major trauma and paediatrics as well as providing medical and nursing cover for a busy flight retrieval service in conjunction with St John and the Northland Emergency Services Trust (NEST) – overseeing approximately 480 helicopter transfers per year. We also provide an ICU outreach service and is accredited for training by the College of Intensive Care Medicine.

Northland covers an area of 12,600 square kilometres with a population of approximately 170,000. It boasts some of the most scenic and exciting coastal areas of New Zealand in a subtropical climate. The region offers amazing lifestyle and water sport opportunities including surfing, sailing, fishing and diving. Popular water recreation areas include the Bay of Islands and Poor Knight Islands Reserves.

Vacancy No: MD19-025

All applications and any further information should be directed to: Tania Vaile, Recruitment Officer - Senior Medical Officers, Northland District Health Board, Private Bag 9742, Whangarei 0148, Northland, New Zealand. Phone: +64 9 430 4101 Ext. 60484, Email: or visit our website at

Qualifications required

You must have a qualification that allows Vocational Registration as an Intensivist and/or Anaesthetist with the Medical Council of New Zealand.
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Vacancy contact details
Name Tania Vaile
Position Recruitment Officer
Phone 09 430 4101 Ext. 60484
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