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Medical Officer, Anaesthesia

Employer Taranaki DHB
Workplace Taranaki Base Hospital
Specialty Anaesthesia
Term Permanent
Grading Medical Officer
Hours per week 40
Commencement date Open
Application closing date 30 Nov 2019
Employer Taranaki DHB Workplace Taranaki Base Hospital
Specialty Anaesthesia Term Permanent
Grading Medical Officer Commencement date Open
Hours per week 40 Application closing date 30 Nov 2019

Job description

Provisional Fellowship
Taranaki Base Hospital, New Plymouth
Permanent, full time, 1.0 FTE

• Looking for an opportunity in a provincial rural setting
• Want to prepare yourself for independent practice

The Department of Anaesthesia and Critical Care is looking to recruit a Provisional Fellow that will provide you the opportunity to;

• Get exposure to the range of practice of a consultant anaesthetist in a rural hospital
• Contribute to the department of anaesthesia and critical care quality assurance activities with specific focus on the challenges unique to rural and regional hospitals.

The roster will consist of 6 clinical sessions covering a range of specialties, as well as preassessment clinic, duty anaesthetist sessions and acute pain rounds. The fellow will undertake two non-clinical sessions per week within which they are expected to spend time continuing their professional development and providing education for junior members of the department.

Teaching and support of junior trainees is an important part of the job so the Fellow will supervise registrars. We run weekly teaching sessions that are based on preparing the registrars for the part one exam. The fellow can contribute to some of these sessions. They can also be involved in teaching theatre staff during monthly education sessions.

The fellowship will help prepare the candidate for independent practice so they will be assigned to some lists by themselves. During these cases they will receive support from the duty anaesthetist.

The Taranaki District Health Board is a large organisation (2,100 staff) operating in the exciting, changing health sector.

In Taranaki, it is easy to achieve an enviable lifestyle without having to compromise your career path. The region’s amazing mountain, rivers, lakes, fantastic coastline and outstanding surfing and tramping opportunities, masses of parks and gardens, as well as a major events calendar, make it a great place to live and work. Click on this link to see more about our region:

To make an application click on “Apply Online” within this page.

For more information contact Dr Joe Taylor, Consultant Anaesthetist, +64 6 753 7777 ext 8464 or email:

Closing date for applications is 30 November, 2019, however we may appoint to this position prior to the closing date.
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Vacancy contact details
Name Dr Joe Taylor
Position Consultant Anaesthetist
Phone +64 6 753 7777 ext 8464
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